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Texas Fire Alerts and Lake Conroe

Texas Fire AlertsDue to the winds blowing through a dry and  drought laden Texas Area, State Agencies are preparing an alert for our area. With the drought leaving behind dry grass, dead trees and dry water holes the potential of Wild Fires is skyrocketing.

 

Winds are kicking up to the 60 mile an hour range which increases the probability of spreading fires.

Local emergency responders are on alert being reminded of the previous 1.5 million acres of Texas that has burned in the last few months.

If you live in a highly affected area of the drought it is recommended that you place your goods and easy escape plans on high alert. We are day three into the Possum Kingdom Lake Wildfires which is located about 70 miles west of Fort Worth. 6500 acres and 40 homes have now been destroyed due to the uncontrolled Fires.

 

What does this mean to Lake Conroe? It means we must be watching and being exceptionally careful. If you are working on an outside grill please watch over it carefully. Do not throw cigarettes out your car window. Keep an eye open for smoke off in the distance and in our Piney Woods.

Many homes have been evacuated with the other 840 fires that surround our area and to become ready is a necessity. Better safe than sorry my friends. Be aware.

I love you Texas and I'm so sorry we have to go through this together.

Deb

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsDeb Brooks • September 01 2011 08:34PM

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It's just too hot in Texas these days Deb!  I hope we don't get another round of fires.  We needs some RAIN!  I am going to start dancing and praying now :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) about 8 years ago

Deb-Fire is such a terrible thing. I hope they get them under control soon and I will pray for rain for the area. How are you feeling? Better I hope. Be safe my friend

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 8 years ago

I've never close enough to have to evacuate, but the smoke has stiffled me from Georgia fires.  I pray for everyone in Texas and Oklahoma in the path of these fires and all those brave firefighters.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 8 years ago

Way too hot and dry here in Texas. Ceil said she noticed the cedar and oak trees are loosing leaves. The old Texas ground is crooked, cracked and dry as a bone. Pray for rain

C&C

Posted by Carl Winters about 8 years ago

HI Deb, what is with Texas having all the wildfires this year instead of California?  I guess a drought like we have had will do that to you.  It is a shame, some of these fires possibly could have been prevented if people would head the warnings you listed.  I know the fire that took place earlier in the Summer at Possum Kingdom was started by a lighting strike, but I think some were also contributed to cigarrette....I think those that toss the cig butts out the window of a car and it ends up starting a forest fire, aught to face the same prosecution as if they committed a very severe crime, even murder in some cases where a firefighter lost their life.  "Don't Mess With Texas" 

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods (Hrisco & Associates ) about 8 years ago

Texas has had way too much drought and wildfires in the last year. May God send rain,rain,rain. Be safe Deb.

Posted by Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ (Labrum Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Praying for lots of rain and less wind!

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) about 8 years ago
Our firefighters and emergency personnel are flat worn out! Praying for their safety AND rain!
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 8 years ago

Oh, Deb, I'll bet this wasn't on your list of fun "to dos" while lying in bed getting better. These types of disasters make my heart hurt, for the wildlife and nature. Anyone who believes in the power of prayer take a moment. It works.

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 8 years ago

This is just awful, so much severe weather this year, stay safe in Texas.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) about 8 years ago

Deb - this drought is a crisis - and Texas has received more than its share of wildfires - Louisiana is also stricken with drougt - I don't know about you - but when the East coast was receiving 10-12 inches of rain - I was praying we would get 1/2 of that!  Praying for all of Texas -

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) about 8 years ago

Deb, sad but true many areas of Texas are dry we having huge problem outside of Fort Worth - West over 3500 acres burned same area back in April.

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Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) about 8 years ago

I can't say that I would really wish a hurricane on anyone, but massive amounts of water might seem like a God-send right about now.  And fact of the matter is, too much would really be harmful . . . keep us posted (so to speak :) )

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) about 8 years ago

Deb, This is a great post.  Although temps are expected to get into the upper 50's by next week everything is way too dry and I for one don't want a visit from the fire department. Lake Conroe Home Loan Expert Henry J Daniels  I remember the last rain storm we had by the lake.  Even though it Rained about an inch the lightening was setting trees on fire and there were a rash of calls according to the Montgomery County Police reporter.  It's amazing at some of the things you read there.  This weekend is NOT a smok 'em if you got'em, weekend!  Everybody Be Save out there.

Posted by Henry J. Daniels - Sr Loan Officer, Nationwide Construction, Rehab,Conv & VA/FHA/USDA (Henry J Daniels (936) 228-1944) about 8 years ago

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