Fires

Hey all CA DEN Members.

Hope that you are all safe and out of harm’s way. We’re getting good updates on the fires and a few of our DEN family has had to evacuate their homes.  Jannita has a post which several folks are replying to at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2007/10/23/thoughts-with-the-ca-den/
Be sure to keep our fellow DEN members in your thoughts and prayers.

I also wanted share a couple ways to keep updated using Google Maps and Google Earth.  The LA Times has a a Google map  where you can click on the fire icons for more info. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=117631292961056724014.00043d21dedd02f5ae1f7&ll=33.651208,-118.146973&spn=2.199313,4.405518&z=8&om=0 A public radio station has also made one for SD County: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&ie=UTF8&om=1&msa=0&msid=114250687465160386813.00043d08ac31fe3357571&ll=32.990236,-116.732483&spn=1.442114,1.697388&z=9 and the US Forest Service and NASA have built overlays for Google Earth where you can see the smoke: http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2007/10/california_fires_satellite_photos_f.html

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