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Monday, September 20, 2010

Herriman, UT Fire, Emergency Prep, and Meet Me On Monday

Herriman, Utah Fire
Image by Ryan Kendrick
For up to date information you can check the 
Herriman Website
Herriman City on facebook
@herrimancity on TWITTER
Extending the prayer list!! We went to our daughter's in Sandy to pick up Stitch-Kid and have dinner with her in Sandy and there was horrible smoke in the area. As we were heading home, we could see the whole side of the mountain on fire. There are now about 1600 families currently evacuated, more are on voluntary evacuation and stand by... Homes (4 confirmed so far...) are being destroyed! My heart is aching for these families and I am honestly terrified for  family friends we have right in that area. I am also so sad for the families who have already lost their homes.  :`(    There have only been 2 firefighter injuries (treated and released - one was an eye injury and the other was bitten by a horse trying to evacuate it...), so that is a blessing!
The pink area is the evacuated area.
Our friend's home is where that star is!
This clip REALLY makes it hit home...

*Updated video clip later:

This Link will bring you to Fox News Viewer Photos of the fire.
This brings a serious thought to preparedness...

  • Do YOU have a 72 hour kit ready to grab and go in the event of an emergency where you may be called to evacuate for whatever reason?
  • WHAT would you grab on your way out the door in the event that your home may be lost??? Are they accessible??
  • Have YOU had any type of EMERGENCY training in place in your community?
Here are a few things to think about and have accessible:
*72 Hr Kit
*Critical Documents
*Irreplaceable Photographs
*Computer Hard Drive/External Drive
(Having a backup online could be helpful for important files from your computer.)
For the most complete list to consider, go to this 
This lower section was my original post for today...
I had to add to today's post to include fire info...


1. What is your favorite all time movie? - 

WOW!! There are SO MANY favorites!! HOW can I CHOOSE??? I think on my facebook list I put like 30!! OK! YOU asked for it!! Here are just a few of my favorites:
2. How often do you go over the speed limit?  Most always by about 5MPH
3. What really gives you the creeps? Pedophiles
4. What is your favorite snack? Everything depending on my mood. Sometimes chips or crackers; sometimes raw veges or fruit; and sometimes cookies/candies... YEAH!! That about covers it ALL!! 
5. Would you rather be a dog named Killer or a cat named Fluffy? Again, depends on my mood!! HAH!  ;p


Kristina P. said...

I have a ton of friends who live in Herriman. SO scary! It sounds like they are getting the fire under control.

Lori said...

Thanks for the links, video, and the preparedness blog to help keep people informed on what's important to have in case of emergency.

I'm chatting about you in Red's BF Community. I just love how you bring awareness to families. Thank you for that.

Prayers are with the families and emergency workers in Utah.

Melanie said...

Stopping by from sits...

Those are some pretty crazy pictures regarding the fire. Glad you are ok!

Lisa said...

Watched the fire coverage all last night and early this morning. Can't imagine what those families are dealing with, especially since one minute, it's a beautiful Sabbath, and the next, they're being evacuated. Extra prayers going out to them. By the way, did you ever tell me if you could go on Thursday to our blog dinner? KyAnn is driving there with me, too. Let me know. It would be great fun to drive there together.

The Redhead Riter said...

OH that is so terrible. I am so scared of fire! Thanks for the link. I should be better prepared!

Garden of Egan said...

That's horrible about the fire. It makes you realize how helpless you are against the forces of nature. The only thing you can do is to plan ahead.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

The fires look horrendous! I cannot even imagine what is going through the minds of those affected. So sad....

Avante Garde Parenting said...

Wow, what a tough time. *Prayers*

In re: the rest of your post- I need to see the Blindside! I keep meaning to. And I loved reading your answers to the 'getting to know you' questions- you sound super fun!

Carrie said...

Lots of wonderful movies! I love Pride & Prejudice too.

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