2007 California Wildfires 2

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2007 California Wildfires 2

  1. 1. 2007 California Wildfires
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>This slideshow is designed to teach others about the importance of the 2007 California wildfires and how it impacted many lives. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Wildfire? <ul><li>A wild-land fire that is not set intentionally by human for any circumstance or condition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasons for FIRE <ul><li>Santa Ana Winds at 60 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature in 90s </li></ul><ul><li>Severe drought which included less than five inches of rain throughout the year </li></ul>
  5. 5. State of Emergency <ul><li>After noticing the numerous wildfires, Governor Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency </li></ul><ul><li>President Bush orders federal aid and help </li></ul>
  6. 6. Firefighters <ul><li>Over 6,000 firefighters worked in tough conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Helped by United States Armed Forces and National Guard </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evacuation <ul><li>After the first fire, many Californians were forced to evacuate their homes and go to evacuation centers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Evacuation <ul><li>As firefighters fought the blazing fire, evacuees gathered together in large buildings and areas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Places Burnt <ul><li>San Diego County </li></ul><ul><li>Ventura County </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles County </li></ul><ul><li>San Bernardino County </li></ul>
  10. 10. People Effected <ul><li>San Diego’s athletes, such as running-back Ladainian Tomlinson, and pitcher Trevor Hoffman, are forced to evacuate their homes </li></ul>
  11. 11. Statistics <ul><li>Burned Area- 500,000 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of People Dead- 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of People Injured- at least 70 </li></ul><ul><li>People Forced to Evacuate- 250,000 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Solution <ul><li>With the help of numerous relief efforts, firefighters, and U.S. armed forces, the fires were put under control, not effecting many lives. </li></ul><ul><li>However, hundreds of houses were burnt to the ground </li></ul>

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