Due to the bizarre weather patterns this winter California got pummeled with rain storms while Oregon and Washington are at a deficit. Nevada and Arizona now have deserts, which have come alive with blooming and greenness. These events are even evident from satellite photos from 100's of miles above the Earth. Even Colorado, Montana, Wyoming are a rain deficits.
The greenery in the deserts will dry out towards the end of summer and add fuel for a fast moving fire. The drying out brush in Washington and Oregon is already drier than normal. The snow pack in Colorado is smaller than normal and the underbrush will dry quickly even by early summer. The Governors of all these states have already allotted more money in their budgets for potential severe fire season this year.
The Lance Winslow Foundation has put online a complete program you can follow in your community to set up a "Neighborhood Mobile Arson Watch"
To view this program, please click on the Link: http://www.lancewinslow.org/nmwp.shtml
This final draft comes ten years after the first program was put into place in the Santa Monica Mountains in CA. There have been no large arson fires in that area since.
Take this Arson Watch Plan with you to your next city council meeting and get your Arson Watch Program ready for the upcoming fire season.
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