It's that time of year, folks. Fires are burning in Alaska, California and Oregon. Helicopter pilot son-in-law has been fighting them in Alaska. The helicopters are flying over Grass Valley just over the mountain from us. A friend who lives there has evacuated twice with this same fire. And that's the point of this very pithy blog: if someone comes to you and says, Evacuate (whether from fire or flood or any other disaster), Do It!! Get out!! Leave!! Depart!! Go!!
There are folks in the sky and on the ground risking their lives to keep you safe. Let them do their job without adding to it the risk of coming to rescue you when the fire or flood gets so close that you can no longer get out on your own. Stay safe out there. Help keep others safe as well. Blessings.