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Old 10-11-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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That's not anything new. They've been doing it for a very long time. There are still older neighborhoods (like mine) where they cable lines co-mingle with power lines. I don't see that changing any time soon, though. Tearing up streets to put in underground utilities? New developments, of course but not older ones with old fashioned power lines. Nope. Not gonna happen.
Until a fire destroys the neighborhood.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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Active map, apologies if already posted.

Prayers for those grieving their losses...
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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[quote=HereOnMars;49790125] I don't remember exactly when underground utilities began to emerge. I think it was back in the 70's but can't be sure. ([/QUOTE)

My neighborhood has underground utilities (and comcast is underground, too). Our homes/neighborhood was built in the 1950's. Other areas in our city have above ground utilities.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:58 PM
 
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Up front a metal roof would cost slightly more. Long term it would offer a substantial savings to the homeowner. More important it would save lives and reduce property damage in fires. Same for siding.



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Old 10-11-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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Many of the photos of the area show trees still standing and green with charred rubble where buildings once stood. These are the decorative trees though and not the "wild" trees and grasses that catch fire quickly and spread the flames. One news report said some of the trees "exploded" when the fire reached them. It's naturally a very dry area and without adequate fire breaks and vegetation removal, it's asking for trouble. I wonder how Santa Rosa will look after this is over.

Cars exploded and shot up in the air, my sister has pic of one across the street from her "house"
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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Sadly, they've just announced that they now have 21 confirmed deaths from the N. California fires.

Just horrible news.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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My neighborhood has underground utilities (and comcast is underground, too). Our homes/neighborhood was built in the 1950's. Other areas in our city have above ground utilities.
Thanks I couldn't remember when, it's been so long ago. And I guess the bay area was first on the list as we in the valley started seeing that later. I really think California is going to see more solar as far as energy and internet as far as TV viewing. Cable will be obsolete in a few decades. I'm actually on board with solar power. Safer than gas and electrical lines coming into homes. If it was more affordable, I'd convert my home now.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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Sadly, they've just announced that they now have 21 confirmed deaths from the N. California fires.

Just horrible news.

I have no doubt this number will go up. Such a horrific tragedy.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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I've been watching and waiting to hear if they've been able to locate any more of the missing. This is horrible and right now on the news, a new fire is threatening 5K homes.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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My sister's father just evacuated, the hill is on fire. We are pretty sure it is a control burn, but fire is fire.

Are the winds still supposed to return later this week?
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