I was supposed to go to the Carmel hospital today but the roads are closed, as sinse 11.30 this morning the Mountain is on fire. It has been so dry and warm, no rain in months and with the strong winds, by now 3000 dunams have been burned. Villages and a large prison evacuated and one of the evacuated busses got trapped on the narrow mountain road, could not make a u-turn and 40 people burned alive inside this bus, all dead, may God rest their soul. Now it is dark and they can't continue fighting the fire, so it will burn overnight. I just saw my doctor and got a letter for another hospital, will see if I go now (18.00 evening here) or tomorrow morning.
status quo almost 24 hours later: 20.000 30.000 dunams burned.
These pictures I took from my front garden, half an hour after it started.
My name is Elsina. Born in 1963 in Groningen, wife, mom to 4 girls aged 20, 22, 24 and 28 and a son in heaven, zodiac Cancer, vegan, catlover (got 11). I am Dutch by birth, live on a kibbutz in Israel for 30 years. Historian by degree. I love vegan food and animal rights, antiques, vintage, art, literature, classical music, travel, genealogy, folklore and loads more! Read more at my page.
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Joey went missing on September 14th 2009
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