I mentioned yesterday that I was feeling sheltered from ongoing events. Things have struck a little closer to home in the intervening hours.
A dry spring and a cool North wind have created conditions perfect for forest fires in the Florida Panhandle. Several fires have started in 3 or 4 different counties, and the neighborhood I work in was under evacuation orders through the night.
Fortunately our house is ~20 miles northeast of the blaze, and they have the closest fire nearly contained. It never did get as far as the office. A number of people have lost their homes, and the ongoing pandemic is making it difficult to shelter the dispossessed in high school gyms and the like.
I remain unaffected, and we are back working in the field already this morning.
Peace and Safety!