Thursday, October 25, 2007
Fire Winds Ease over California
Weather forecasts have raised hopes of some respite from the wildfires raging out of control across southern California for the last four days. Forecasters say the Santa Ana winds, which fueled the spread of the flames and had reached hurricane strength, are just starting to die out. We have a niece in Escondido and so far her house hasn't burned but she was packed and staying with relatives 80 miles away and they hadn't let her go home yet as of yesterday. When we lived in California, we learned the called them the Santana winds because they believed they came from Satan. Interesting, isn't it?