The California rolling hills are beautiful and green today like you would see in Ireland. In just five months they will turn into the wild brush fire fuels that have been consuming thousands of homes. Today these hillsides are growing deep that turn into dry matted fuels and when late summer winds blow west from the hot Mohave Desert they move at a pace beyond plane dropping million of gallons of red fire retardants can control. The Mojave Desert is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America. It is in the southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada.
•Dealing with wild brush fires driven by hot dry winds coming off these desert floors blowing over dry matted fuels that surround all our communities has to be dealt with differently that forest fires.
These dry hillsides today are lush and green but by June they become dry wild brush fire fuels and that has nothing to do with climate change. These dry hills have been burning for thousands of years only problem now is we build communities in them that are not fire resilient.
California Big Rain Creates A Much Bigger Wild Fire Ember Threat Then The Government Shutdown And Has Nothing To Do With Climate Change Just A Need For A New Proactive Fire Clean Chemistry Defense Plan and a tax credit Attic Retro Fit Plan.
Soffit vents are the cause for our big housing loss and until they are retro fitted its a major government sink hole.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance claims from California’s deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires some of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday.
The latest tally adds to growing concerns about the future availability of home insurance in wildfire-prone areas.
More than $8 billion of the November 2018 losses stem from the fire that leveled the town of Paradise, killing 86 people and destroying roughly 15,000 homes. The other $3 billion in losses are from two Southern California wildfires that ignited the same week.
The numbers were expected to rise, though not dramatically, state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said. So far, total damage for 2018 wildfires is close to $12.4 billion.
Dropping Red Fire Retardant on wild brush fire is a radical waste of government resource and has proven to be useless in our losses.
If our government wasn’t so tied up in the ugly divorce to focus on saving homes and lives in our next wild fire episode they would add a proactive plan to the reactive Cal Fire Plan. The reactive plan does not need red fire retardant it needs water only on fast moving brush fire. The proactive plan sprays not dumps a chemistry that can be spray 4 weeks ahead of a fire and stop it dead in it tracks.
The Government needs to take a break from the ugly divorce and adopt a new proactive plan to save American homes before its to late.
“If You Wait It’s To Late”