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Old 09-05-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Default map of where fires are

GeoMAC Viewer

Active Fire Mapping Program

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Old 09-05-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Another:

Fire Activity
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:23 PM
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Default Austin Area Wildfire EMERGENCY Info

Use this thread to share any general information you have that will be helpful to people concerned about the wildfire situation in Central Texas. Things like the following:

- Links to web sites with OFFICIAL updates/maps/lists of active fires
- Evacuation information
- Links/info on how to protect your property if wildfires are in your area

Since the fires are in different areas, individual threads covering the situation in those areas are fine. This thread is for sharing GENERAL information that is either preventative or applies to all of the fires.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Default stay safe everyone..my best to all

A couple scanner links.

Austin Police and Travis County Public Safety Live Scanner Audio Feed

For folks in other areas... the top 50 is busy with TX right now, here is a quick look. The middle link gives you more info.

Top 50 Live Scanner Audio Feeds

Or you can use the map.

Live Police, Fire, EMS, Aircraft, and Rail Scanners on RadioReference.com
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Austin
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thanks.

i've been told that if you see any ash.. on your car wherever.. you should pack a 'go-bag' and get whatever you need to be out in 5 minutes. judging by the maps above, austin is surrounded by fires.

i was in some big fires in socal.. had to be evacuated.

I've already heard about all sorts of people showing up to watch the fires. if the fires get close, a strong gust of wind can blow embers fast... everyone watching the fires will scramble to leave and get stuck
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Texas forest service wildfire info (updated once a day): Texas Forest Service

Incident command site with fire coverage map updated more quickly: InciWeb the Incident Information System: Texas Incidents
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx
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Map of Active & Carry-over fires
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:46 PM
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San Antonio Express-News Photo slideshow of Central Texas wildfires: Texas wildfires - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Could someone please post some links of things we could do to help victims of the wildfires? I'd like to donate money and/or material goods but am not sure where to go for that.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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How You Can Help Fire Victims: Donation Locations & What To Donate | Things to Do in Austin, Texas
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