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Both the fires, and my urge to do a faux-Bush-bash about the disaster
management here. First of all, I already did that bit during the 90
minutes of sheer hell that was the Great Los Angeles Blackout of a few
weeks ago. But also, because the disaster management here has been
spectacular. The news coverage references Katrina about every five
minutes in some way, i.e. the “lessons” we learned, or something like
that — Katrina is very much a backdrop to this situation. But from
the get-go, a massive local interagency coordination of resources
worked exactly as designed.

Again, many thanks to all concerned Corner readers. We are safe, and
thanks again to all the men and women who fought this fire. It helps
that this situation crops up every few years so their techniques are
refined, but these guys are good.