UT PROFESSOR PREDICTED THIS FIRE FOR YEARS TRUMP'S TAX PROPOSALS SEEN LEADING TO SURGE IN CHARITABLE GIVING
I FEEL VERY BAD FOR EVERYONE IN EAST AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE , WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH GEORGIA who are affected by these horrific wildfires and the toxic, pervasive smoke and blue haze lingering and spreading over the entire southeast United States. It's been an epic drought since mid-summer after 6 years of almost non-stop rain.
We got rain Monday and more predicted for the weekend, but who knows if it will be enough to begin to heal the parched, burning land and break the back of this drought for the ages.
I'm certainly no stranger to evacuating and running from forest fires over the years since my own home in the Buffalo Valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming was threatened and had to be evacuated several times in the great Yellowstone mega-fires of 1988. Just didn't see these Tennessee fires coming with the same ferocity. Nature's way of cleaning out and thinning its house.
Meanwhile, I've had to leave the area and travel to a location with cleaner air and a little more humidity after weeks of shortness of breath from smoke inhalation. I hope to return to Tennessee next week if conditions allow and pray for all those who are struggling with losing loved ones, property and dealing with respiratory and other health-related problems. I hope and pray to God this terrible drought will end soon.