we live further down the shore from the affected areas. We were inconvenienced by the road closures. It was a frightening sight, the traffic tie ups on rural roads and plums of Grey billowing smoke over the highway. We had to travel up the Grant road to the airport and then down to get to town. Nothing compared to what the people who lived in the direct path of the raging fires had to deal with. I often wonder why I am so blessed
My cousin was directly affected. He was evacuated on Friday night and stayed with me. I commend the firefighters and police for their work surrounding the fire, but the communication to evacuees was very lax at times. My cousin was in tears for most of the week-end as he didn't know if the fire was approaching his home, when he would be able to return home etc. He was completely stressed out. I tried to keep him occupied, but that was of little help. The unknown was more frightening then knowing as times like these.
I was evacuated as of Friday night and to me the most frustrating thing was definetly the lack of information that was coming out. When you are affected thats all you want is every minuscle bit of information that you can get your hands on via tv/radio.Guess it is definetly the fear of the unknown. Very diffcult to convey into words. I believe that is why they are so few comments today. Just thankfull that most people got back to their homes and it wasn't as devasting as it could of been. Thoughts and prayers to the people who have lost their homes and a big thanks to the firefighters and volunteers who worked so hard over the weekend who helped us through it.
I was indirectly affected... my daughter (20) lives in the area and has horses.... it was a real worry...thankful, the fire avoided them. She has 25 horses at her home, half of them taken from the affected areas. I am so proud of her.Bless all those affected by this fire. Somehow things always work out in the end.
The horrendous fires in the HRM COMMUNITY were unbelievable. THE dedicated firefighters and volunteers deseve a very well - earned thank you from us all. They worked extremely hard in the heat of the fires trying to save homes . What great organization and teamwork on their part! This could have been much worse if not for these mem and women. A heart-Felt thank you to all who protected our communities.I was not personally affected by the fire in Minsville. My sister-in-law and her family live on Candy Mountain Road. They had to evacuate quickiy and two of their cats hid and got left behind. They were devastated and distraught, worrying about their home that they had just had extensive renovations done to. On top of that, they were worried about their cats. In the end , they were one of the lucky familes. They had minor damage to their home, lost all their food in the fridge and freezer, , scortched patio gazebo and two smoke smelling cats. They are thankful to God and the Firefighters who fought so hard .It is great to know that in times of need, people can come together to help one another. Too bad it takes a disaster to make that happen. cheers !!
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