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    This unbelievable tragedy happened 3 years ago. It seems like yesterday

    If you want to see a harrowing documentary, "Fire in Paradise" is streaming on Netflix. What these people went thru in the evacuation is really heartbreaking. The film does a really good job of making you understand how fast and horrific this was

    And if you want to throw your shoe thru your TV in frustration over the astoundingly bad decisions that are being made in the rebuilding of Paradise, HULU is streaming a NatGeo documentary by Ron Howard called "Rebuilding Paradise". You really want to shake some of these people.

    There is a guy on this who talked about how he has lost his home 3 times in his life, and yet he doesn't see the necessity of taking much in the way of preventative actions in building again

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    I know two people who lived there. One tried to go back for his dog and couldn't. He was so heartbroken.

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    You've got to see these documentaries. The first one is a harrowing view of the evacuation, particularly of what happened to a school bus full of kids.

    And there is the second, documentary about the rebuilding of the town. There were multiple recommendations made to city council by experts in the field and there own firechief

    All of the recommendations met with push back from the community. They asked their fire chief of all the recommendations which one did he think would be most effective and he spoke about having a 5 foot defensible area around your home. No wood mulch or shrubs or anything that could catch an ember. And the best part was that the cost of that fire defense was ZERO.

    But people didn't want it because they wanted their shrubs and landscaping that looked traditional. So you can imagine what happened to ALL the recommendations to zoning and building construction about how to at least TRY to keep this from happening again

    A crazy case of amnesia

 

 

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