Some Rain Would Be Nice

A lot of it, please. 

I see clouds, but I wonder if it will rain. The forecast says there’s a chance of rain tonight, but I worry it’ll be a thunderstorm. That would mean a chance of even more fires. Just rain, please. 

Fort McMurray Evacuation Plans in Edmonton

The evacuation of Fort McMurray continues, but it’s not easy. There are a lot of people who can’t make it because of a lack of gas and the traffic is moving very slowly. Here’s a video with Courtney Theriault of City TV (he’s actually a former co-worker of mine) reporting before heading up to Fort McMurray himself.

People are coming forward to invite evacuees into their homes. Unfortunately, space is limited with such short notice.

Also unfortunately, I’m seeing some politically motivated comments about this. This is not political, so please leave it out. People are losing their homes.