Finding Out What’s Left

“One by one Monday, Northern California residents returned to the burned out remains of their homes looking for family heirlooms, keepsakes or other reminders of the lives they led a week ago, before an inferno struck in the middle of the night.” Sacramento Bee: California fire victims search for shreds of their lives, while deputies search for bones.

+ Here’s one paragraph from the SF Chronicle that indicates both the scope of the disaster and the power of the human spirit: “Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital stayed open even though 51 of its doctors lost their homes. It stayed open even when twice as many patients as normal crowded into its emergency room, coughing and gasping. It stayed open and delivered 36 babies.”

+ LA Times: Will Northern California Soon Have Southern California’s Climate?

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