One woman's story of living through Californias recent wildfires


During a record breaking heat wave in mid August thunderstorms hit northern California. Lightning ignited dry vegetation and soon wildfires burned out of control including in northern Santa. Cruz County We've never seen one like this in my lifetime here forever. Jamie Johnson is a local homeowner who evacuated as the fires approached soon after she was told that the flames had engulfed her home at first, she felt numb. Then, someone gave me a hug and that's when I broke down and cried and I just sobbed but then different news arrived a firefighter had saved her house. So the relief I had was just like, wow, that's incredible. Enjoy and also guilt because here's this guy who risked his life to save my home and his burned to the ground still it could be a year before Johnston's home is livable again, even then life. Will Not Be the same every day for the rest of my life living there I will remember the trauma I get to look out my door and see the scarring on land. So I'm going to find the silver linings and I think that really it's not the property, it's not the trees it's not the house it's the people. So she's thrown herself into helping others, get relief and supplies so her beloved community can

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