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Top Stories - Jacksonville Student Caught In CA Wildfires

There are 3 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Oct 22, 2007, titled Top Stories - Jacksonville Student Caught In CA Wildfires. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

By Ryan Duffy First Coast News JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Images of the wildfires burning through Southern California brought back memories for some local firefighters.

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Katie

Saint Simons Island, GA

#1 Oct 22, 2007
It is very scary for those of us here who have loved ones in the area. My daughter, son-in-law and grandsons are in La Mesa, not far from the fires. They have been warned not to sleep through the night, as they may have to evacuate at any time. They have to get up periodically to check for updates, much like we do for hurricanes.
But, with over 200,000 people evacuated, where would they go?? I am sure hotels are full by now, and gouging is likely going strong, if california is anything like the hurricane prone states.
An awful situation
happy camper

Orange Park, FL

#2 Oct 23, 2007
I've not heard it mentioned, but are the residents of California having the same problems with homeowners/business insurance as we do? It seems extensive property loss is a yearly guarantee in the area, while hurricanes are a "maybe".
tvv

Utica, NY

#3 Oct 23, 2007
that really sux

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