I wanted to give some kind of update, because people have been asking me.
UPDATE!My son just contacted me. He is home! His home is as he left it. Unfortuately almost 500 houses burned. So sad to see the devastation. Now, he needs a vehicle. I know his insurance company is trying to lowball him. Makes me angry! A drunk driver hits him and has no insurance, so my son's insurance has to cover it. They want to give him half of what he still owes on the truck. It's been quite a struggle for him, because he had those awful issues with his legs and feet and trying to get diagnosed. He is ok now....One never knows when that will flare up again. Also the VA is still non-existent. How long does it take to find military records?
This is so sad. A Middletown home that burned.
Time does heal all, but to some, this sadness will go on for awhile.
My son told me this morning, he can go back into HVL today at noon.
They let Middletown people go back yesterday. Some of the stores are opening today.
It has been bittersweet for some people.
On top of the fire, there have been people looting some of the residences.
Talk about low of the lowest. Thankfully they have arrested most.
A few motels have been fined for raising their prices during the fire. Another low for people. Taking advantage of people when they are down.
My family members have been volunteering at the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks.
Happy to help and keep their mind off the fire situation.
The Moose Lodge is a like tent city. It's so nice to hear of stories like these, when tragedy happens, people come together. So many have helped and donated to those who need it.
My daughter's head was seen in a ABC news video. She was serving food to evacuees.
Even well know TV Chef, Guy Fieri donated food for 400 people. Very generous on his part to help so many. May volunteers are nurses, chiropractors and an acupuncturist.
My younger son is helping out at the Youth Center. It's probably the only place with showers.
Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Linda