Woolsey Fire Update

Woolsey Fire Update

Hancock International College staff have been speaking about the fires and over the weekend more news about rescues and containment have been coming in. We wanted to check on the most recent update we have today and our ESL Students will be happy to know that among the destruction an end to this fire seems to be in sight. We recommend that all of our students stay away from the area.

Abc7.com says, “MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) — The containment of the Woolsey Fire increased to 94 percent on Monday as authorities confirmed that 1,500 structures were destroyed in the 96,949-acre blaze. In addition to those destroyed structures, 341 others have been damaged in the inferno. Full containment of the blaze is expected later this week.

Meantime, public safety is front and center. Crews have to shut off power in Malibu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday for repairs to transmission lines from Kanan to Tuna Canyon, officials said. Disaster Assistance Centers will not be impacted by the power outages. To add to the concerns, rain is expected this week which would trigger mudslides. The precipitation is forecasted for Wednesday afternoon or evening and may last possibly through Thursday morning.

Rain could open up the potential for mud and rockslides, especially along Highway 1 and the canyon roads. Los Angeles and Ventura counties will have sandbags available at fire stations. President Donald Trump, accompanied by Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, visited the burn area on Saturday. Brown expressed optimism that Trump will support California as it deals with raging wildfires, including the massive Camp Fire in Butte County.

Trump initially blamed state officials for poor forest management in exacerbating the fires and threatened to cut off federal funding. He’s since signed an emergency declaration. The official cause of the Woolsey Fire is under investigation.”

Full Article: https://abc7.com/woolsey-fires-containment-reaches-94-percent/4719295/

Idiom of the Day

Persist with Something

Meaning: to continue the state of something; to extend an action or state.

Example: If you persist with this intrusion, I’m going to call the police.