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    Default Obama rejects Texas’ request for wildfire disaster declaration

    I love my new home, Texas. It is with disbelief and absolute disgust that with such a huge amount of the state lost to wildfires, so many losing homes and livelihoods, they're not getting the help they deserve!

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/306328

    As of tonight... the fires still burn and still new ones are popping up. Prayers for this great state and it's awesome people!

    http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/

    Edit - An old article... (sorry) but from what I can gather, the decision still stands)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    I love my new home, Texas. It is with disbelief and absolute disgust that with such a huge amount of the state lost to wildfires, so many losing homes and livelihoods, they're not getting the help they deserve!

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/306328

    As of tonight... the fires still burn and still new ones are popping up. Prayers for this great state and it's awesome people!

    http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/

    Edit - An old article... (sorry) but from what I can gather, the decision still stands)
    I wish I could send some of this non-stop rain we are getting here in the northeast down your way. We sure have enough water and soggy ground and flooding to last us a while.

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    "Barack Obama doesn't care about Texans"

    Somebody was going to say it...(and I am kidding)


    Seriously though...watching the national news the last two days I have seen tons of coverage of the flooding in the northeast, but nothing on the fires here. Local news does of course, but I have yet to see anything national. Maybe I am watching the wrong channels. Has anyone outside of Texas seen anything on the networks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    "Barack Obama doesn't care about Texans"

    Somebody was going to say it...(and I am kidding)


    Seriously though...watching the national news the last two days I have seen tons of coverage of the flooding in the northeast, but nothing on the fires here. Local news does of course, but I have yet to see anything national. Maybe I am watching the wrong channels. Has anyone outside of Texas seen anything on the networks?
    I thought I noticed that as well. In the mornings on the treadmill at the gym, where there's approximately 942 TV's all on a different channels, I noticed that National News was all about the floods, and the only time I saw coverage on the TX fires was on local news. Might just be my perception, but it looks like it isn't getting much Nat coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    "Barack Obama doesn't care about Texans"

    Somebody was going to say it...(and I am kidding)


    Seriously though...watching the national news the last two days I have seen tons of coverage of the flooding in the northeast, but nothing on the fires here. Local news does of course, but I have yet to see anything national. Maybe I am watching the wrong channels. Has anyone outside of Texas seen anything on the networks?

    I feel like I've seen some decent coverage of it. Not Hurricane Irene type of coverage but not back page news either. But I do have friends from Austin so maybe it's catching my attention a little more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    "Barack Obama doesn't care about Texans"

    Somebody was going to say it...(and I am kidding)


    Seriously though...watching the national news the last two days I have seen tons of coverage of the flooding in the northeast, but nothing on the fires here. Local news does of course, but I have yet to see anything national. Maybe I am watching the wrong channels. Has anyone outside of Texas seen anything on the networks?
    Are you getting smoke from the Magnolia fire? That looked real bad last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    Are you getting smoke from the Magnolia fire? That looked real bad last night.
    Oh yeah...Day before yesterday on my way up 249 I thought 'finally some clouds, maybe it will start rain...shit! That's smoke.'

    There are ashes on the cars every morning. And yesterday afternoon's sun-through-the-smoke lighting was eerie.
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    Someone mentioned to me yesterday that the area the fires have burned out in way bigger then the whole of the UK. That makes it a massive tragedy and it boggles my mind that this isn't a national disaster.
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    Default Sept. 7, 2011

    Proving it’s a small political world, President Barack Obama called his potential 2012 rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on Wednesday to express concern over the wildfires ravaging the Lone Star State.


    Smoke from a wildfire hangs in the sky, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, over Bastrop, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Mr. Obama called Mr. Perry just hours before the governor is set to square off in a Republican primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

    “During the call the president extended his condolences for the lives that have been lost as a result of these events,” the White House said in a statement. “The president also assured the governor that requests for additional assistance, including as recovery begins, would be quickly assessed.”

    Mr. Obama promised Mr. Perry full access to federal resources through the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Forest Service. The call comes as GOP hopefuls debate the merits of disaster assistance from the federal government to states.

    “Over the last several days, at the request of the governor, the administration has granted eight Fire Management Assistance Grants, making federal funds available to reimburse eligible costs associated with efforts to combat the fires,” the White House statement said. “FEMA is actively working with state and local officials to conduct damage assessments and to identify areas where additional federal assistance may be warranted.”


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    DC-10 dropping it's load over the Magnolia fire. Amazing flying skills!

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    Awesome video ^


    Hang in there Texas. Between the terrible droughts and now these tragic wildfires you guys are at war with mother nature down there.



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