BananaBlizzard 2 points ago +2 / -0

Trump probably would have had sent probably 20% of the forces and got the blaze under control quickly.

On the other hand….From August 10…. The Pentagon announced that it has sent a number of troops and military helicopters to Hawaii to assist in rescue-and-recovery efforts in the wake of devastating wildfires that swept through the island of Maui.

"As of this morning, the National Guard has activated 134 National Guard personnel -- 99 from the Army National Guard and 35 from the Air National Guard -- to assist with a wide wildfire response," the Pentagon's top spokesman, Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, told reporters at a briefing Thursday.

Ryder also said that the Army and Navy have both sent several helicopters to the island to help with firefighting, as well as search-and-recovery efforts…. …Meanwhile, the CH-47 Chinook helicopters -- two from the Hawaii Army National Guard and one from the Army's 25th Combat Aviation Brigade -- are helping with firefighting operations.

Hawaii's National Guard said its two Chinooks performed 58 total bucket drops in 5 hours, totaling more than 100,000 gallons of water dropped on the fires.

The Combat Aviation Brigade also deployed two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, according to the Pentagon.

In a statement, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the Navy's Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 sent two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to help the Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews with search-and-recovery operations as well.

"The department will continue to work closely with the state of Hawaii and officials there as we work together to protect lives and battle these terrible wildfires," Ryder said.

BananaBlizzard 1 point ago +1 / -0

God has a sense of humour with his reply?! Filth…….Sewage pipe…raw sewage. And the dodgers are playing the Angels! https://abc7.com/dodgers-sewage-leak-dodger-stadium-angles/3271581/


LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A pipe broke at Dodger Stadium Tuesday, flooding the field with sewage and putting a premature end to the final preseason game.

The Dodgers and Angels were facing off in the finale of the preseason Freeway Series when the pipe burst in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Dodgers were up 4-3 at the time.

The sewage flooded part of the field. The smell was described as quite powerful as cleanup crews worked to mop up the mess.

"It smells really bad, man," one Angels fan in the stands said as he watched the cleanup crew work.

"Look what the Angels brought to us," a Dodgers fan joked in response.

BananaBlizzard 8 points ago +8 / -0

Looks like Maui. https://twitter.com/Truthpole/status/1692455071471345877 ……. https://twitter.com/MacIntyreSara/status/1692374754261717050 …..recap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KAB2OpBYcI

…..just some info….

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BananaBlizzard 1 point ago +1 / -0

RCMP identify two arson attempts amid Yellowknife wildfire evacuations https://www.rebelnews.com/rcmp_identify_two_arson_attempts_amid_yellowknife_wildfire_evacuations Yellowknife RCMP received two reports of alleged arson Tuesday evening before the territory issued widespread evacuations of 20,000 people from the capital.

BananaBlizzard 8 points ago +8 / -0

From 8kun… Are the Maui Wildfires a gateway to the UN-backed 15 Minute Cities? Looks like the [way leftwing] state gov has big plans for Maui going back to at least 2013 re "green energy." Hoping to convert the entire island to electric only vehicles by 2030? Wouldn't it be great if the state could acquire a lot of land to help advance such projects?

19355197, >>19355212 Governor Of Hawaii: "I'm already thinking about ways for the state to acquire that land …" Would be in the name of providing AFFORDABLE HOUSING to fire-displaced locals….[see below] SEE WHERE THIS IS LEADING?? 2013: JUMPSmartMaui press release 2013: https://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/131218.html Hawaii, December 17, 2013 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that it has begun operations on the demonstration site for the Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project on the Maui Island, Hawaii, in collaboration with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization ("NEDO"), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. ("Mizuho Bank") and Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. ("Cyber Defense Institute") The goal of this project…will be to demonstrate smart grid technologies that will enable the efficient use of renewable energy and will contribute to the implementation of a low-carbon social infrastructure system in island regions. The demonstration site has been designed to respond to the rapidly changing demands in the renewable energy market, which will be made possible through the use of electric vehicles (EV) and other innovative technologies. The demonstration site is scheduled to be in operation from December 17, 2013, through the end of March 2015. Based on the results of analysis a Post too long. Click here to view the full text.






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