The old boy looked pretty good
on the evening news, I thought.
The fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, displaced 80,000+ people, but so far I haven't heard of any loss of life. Firefighters from across Canada, have done a stellar job, but a great many homes have been lost, and there is no sign of Fort McMurray residents being allowed to go home to assess the damage.
The question of my husband's car, which he had to abandon at the MacDonald Island Centre recreation complex, pales in comparison to the devastation of those who were forced to abandon their cars, and their homes.
I understand the SPCA did what it could to save pets who were left behind. This subject is very painful for me to think about, of course, and I have no details. The Canadian Red Cross has its hands full with donations of clothing and food for fire refugees, and Syrian immigrants in Alberta, themselves recent refugees, have declared their support for the people of Fort McMurray.
There is a province-wide sense of community which, if it lasts, will unite the people as never before. I think of the Calgary flood of 2013, and the goodwill it fostered between Albertans. The present disaster can, I hope, do the same.
These before and after photos of Fort Mac were posted by www.theweathernetwork.com