Sunday, August 10, 2014

Carlsbad California Wild Fires

Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 19:09:33 +0000
Subject: California Carlsbad Missionaries Are Safe
Your missionaries are safe.  The 9 fires burning in the area of the mission boundaries are being vigorously attacked by fire crews both local and pouring in from other areas.  We join with others in the community offering prayers for the safety of those prosecuting the fires.
Thirteen companionships spent the night in member homes to avoid the heavy smoke that is in some areas.  None of the missionaries were harmed and all were able to collect what they needed for their overnight stay.  They may or may not spend more than one night away from their apartments.  The Mission President is watching over the missionaries carefully.
 Best regards,
Sister Michaele Burris
President’s Secretary
Subject: Fires in San Marcos
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 09:55:33 -0700
Greetings! All is well with your missionary! Our Twin Oaks Valley ward did not have to evacuate, however two wards next to us did. The San Marcos fire was very close to us, but on the other side of the 78 freeway. Our church building was opened for evacuation, but several families from our ward took in people who didn't have a place to go...this morning the winds are not as crazy, the sky is blue and it is extremely hot out. We have fires all around us. I feel like we are in the eye of the hurricane right now! I am hoping that the worst is over as Saturday the weather should start to cool down! Keep our beautiful San Diego/San Marcos in your prayers!
Sister Evans
Subject: Update on California Carlsbad Mission
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 00:16:38 +0000
President Kendrick is carefully monitoring the progress of the fire crews.  He has determined that two companionships still need to remain housed with members tonight as a precautionary measure.  All the missionaries are safe. 
 Evacuations in San Diego are by ZIP codes; if one corner of a ZIP code is evacuated, the entire ZIP code is evacuated. The missionaries that were evacuated were never in danger and their apartment buildings are secure.  Many evacuations are due to a closure of a portion of the access road to the apartment.
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Best regards,
Sister Michaele Burris
President’s Secretary

 Subject: Update on California Carlsbad Mission Safety Friday Afternoon 5/16/2014
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 23:23:00 +0000
Dear Parents,
 All missionaries are safe. On Wednesday night we had 13 companionships stay at member homes as their apartment complexes were in evacuation zones. Thursday night only 2 companionships stayed at member homes.  We may not be at an end for evacuations, but we will keep the missionaries safe.  Heavenly Father is aware of each of them.
 None of our missionaries were ever in danger nor were their apartment complexes in imminent danger. All evacuated missionaries, except one companionship, were able to retrieve their personal belongings before being evacuated. Evacuation orders for the missionary apartments in some areas were lifted as of this morning, but other areas may still be evacuated. 
 Most of the fires in our mission are beginning to be contained.  Twenty fire chiefs are working together with officials from Cal Fire and other agencies to coordinate the firefighting effort. Eleven helicopters, two air tankers and some bulldozers have come in to help, along with experienced crews of firefighters from various areas in California and other states.  This is a highly coordinated fire-fighting effort, with massive support.
 We began sending out mass emails to you all on Wednesday but soon learned that some were not receiving them. We now think our technical issues have been resolved and we will continue to keep you updated via email.
 If you have question please respond to this email or call the mission office at 760-941-4154 (this number contains an option to contact us for emergencies 24/7)
 Thanks for the tremendous support you offer your children as they faithfully serve.
President Kendrick
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 14:08:21 -0700
Subject: fire update

The last major fire in our mission is now 70% contained. Although not all evacuation orders have been lifted. All our missionaries are back in their apartments except for one companionship and we think it’s likely they will be able to return later this evening.
We will keep you updated until the last major fire is deemed 100% contained by local authorities.
Thanks for your support and faithfulness.
The California Carlsbad Mission
 Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 19:27:24 -0700
Subject: Sunday fire update

All evacuations have been lifted. All missionaries are now allowed back in their apartments.

The last major remaining fire was reported to be 85% contained as of this morning. Likely its 100% now, but we won't know officially until tomorrow.
Thanks again for your concern and prayers,
The Carlsbad Mission
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 13:24:30 -0700
Subject: Monday fire update

The last remaining large fire in our mission is 89% contained. The authorities suspected it would be 100% contained yesterday but it’s proving to be a little more difficult. However all our missionaries are back in their apartments and have returned to their normal routines.
Thanks again for your prayers on our behalf.
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 16:07:57 -0700
Subject: Tuesday Fire Update

It appears the last remaining fire is proving to be somewhat difficult to fully contain. Reports as of mid-day today were that it is 93% contained
We will keep you posted until its 100%. Thanks again for your concern and prayers.

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