Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Wind gusts topped 60 miles an hour in Wichita area Tuesday

The unusually blustery spring continued to torment Kansas on Tuesday, with gusts topping 60 miles an hour both north and south of Wichita. The winds blew over a semi-trailer truck in

And it is not letting up a bit. The same for today.

This morning the coffee shop was full of fires jumping this fence, that road and burning out the timber along that river.

Our volunteers were out from noon to midnight chasing fires all over two counties and are out again this morning.

Bad Stuff.

I had an opportunity to watch the EPA edit of having the tanks on the fire trucks re-fill at potable water points. Our tanker drove back five miles, re-filled the truck, drove back to the fire, re-filled the small trucks.

The fire had re-emerged, gained a quarter mile and we lost a hundred yards of last years hay. Large bails.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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