A bucolic community was reduced to ash by a new kind of wildfire – the deadliest in California’s history. Survivors recall that horrible day
William Goggia awoke to a poisonous orange atmosphere so thick with smoke he couldn’t see the sun.
It was 8am on Thursday 8 November. He heard the piercing metallic clang of propane tanks exploding in the distance. His sister, who lived nearby, called to ask him to help a relative in the area, but Goggia told her that he couldn’t: chunks of burning wood were falling from the sky.
Goggia inhabited the same stucco, three-bedroom house he grew up in. Now it was time to leave. By 9am he was on the road, accompanied by his tabby cat, Mikey. But the street was so clogged with people trying to escape that Goggia barely moved. The fire was getting closer. The van was going to burn up with him and the cat inside, he thought. So he turned back around against the traffic.
Goggia didn’t know it yet, but he had been engulfed by the deadliest wildfire in recorded California history. Soon at least 86 people would be dead in a new and ferocious kind of climate change-inflected wildfire. And Paradise would suffer a fate that appears increasingly likely: the total destruction of a modern American city.
This is a reconstruction of Paradise’s final hours, based on interviews with more than 50 residents, first responders and wildfire scientists.
South Korea has declared a national emergency in response to one of the largest wildfires on record.
At least one person has died and more than 4,000 people have been evacuated.
Thousands of soldiers have been helping firefighters from across South Korea extinguish the flames in the country's north-eastern mountainous region, close to the border with North Korea.
Although the main fire has been brought under control, others are still burning, officials say.
Your City - Look For The Signs - Inner City Development?
Review the notes below while listening to Deborah Tavares.
Resilient Cities.. The Frequency Grid.
Genocide Stage 1. SMART technologies.
Manchester UK.. Examples.
Restructuring North America.. Manchester. UK . Your City.
Rothschild & Rockefeller. Rand Corporation.
Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars.
World System of Slave Labour.
Engineering The World Economy.
The Connection Between Economies & Central Control
Cities Are Running Out of Money Dealing With Catastrophe.
Concensus. Help Cities Worldwide To Deal With Climate Change.
Transforming How We Think Dealing With Issues.
Who Controls Cities Agendas?
Displaced people with be transitioned?
Cities Are Signing Pledges With Rothschild.
10% Resilient Pledge Of Budget To Commit To The Strategy.
Whats The Strategy?
City Leaders Will Get $5 Million To Fund Resiliant City Goals.
Whose Bringing This In? Rand Corporation, Fake Politicians Vote? If They Havent Read It They Havent Written It. UK Rand based Cambridge. Every policy based on climate change.
Rand runs Government.
Must read research provided by Rand.
Cities have accepted grant money.
LOBO Loans: Lender Option Borrower Option
Small Print. Lender Calls them in Early.
Except they didnt lend anything?
Directed Energy Weapons Will Be Used. Stresses.