ICYMI, California is being taken over by insane, horrific, and dangerous wildfires that are sweeping cities. According to experts, the current situation is set to leave California in despair and go down as possibly one of the largest wildfire situations in the state’s history. CNN reported that “The Thomas Fire” currently is the third largest in the state since 1923. So far, over 270,000 acres of land has been burned from this devastating situation. Many people have lost absolutely everything including their homes and their cherished items, as more civilians (and celebrities) are being evacuated from their homes in order to remain safe.
While wildfires always sound as though they’re scary and traumatic, many people don’t truly understand the severity of the situation unless they are affected. Two Los Angeles Times reporters decided to put things into a bit of perspective for the rest of the world by comparing the affected areas to large cities across America.
— Jon Schleuss 🦅 (@gaufre) December 15, 2017
Hey look, Thomas fire is larger than many U.S. cities —
it's currently the 4th-largest wildfire in California's recorded history https://t.co/coFA3x8mVD by @gaufre @thomas06037 pic.twitter.com/54EuV1nGeT
— Sean Greene (@seangreene89) December 15, 2017
According to their findings, the current fires would stretch all the way from the state of New Jersey to Long Island, and most of New York City’s five boroughs would be completely destroyed. Just sit and imagine an entire city being completely wiped out by these flames? It’s painful to think about. While many people are aware of the situation in California, Twitter users are in awe that the fires are not getting more attention or aid, as they have been ongoing for months since August. As well, Twitter users are outraged that President Donald Trump hasn’t given the fires much thought.
It’s honestly really odd to me that the California fires aren’t getting the attention the deserve. These fires are catastrophic and now the size of New York. If you haven’t seen pictures or footage, do some research. It’s honestly unreal.
— now bitch, you know I ain’t one to gossip… (@TheNickJenner) December 11, 2017
Attention all States, the California fires 🔥 are a threat to all of us. The smoke could conceivably cause an ice age. This happened last prior to the dark ages because the sun was blocked by smoke or the like. This fire could have global effect. All you want to live? Then help.
— Harry F Cain (@CainHarry10) December 16, 2017
@realDonaldTrump.. This is not a fire wall to keep immigrants out.. Please pay attention and understand what is happening to the country you are supposed to be leading.. #CaliforniaFires #NetNeutrality https://t.co/i9uslWjxjs
— Michael Barnes (@cincymichael79) December 18, 2017
Hey, news outlets pay less attention to Harvey Weinstein and more to California Fires.
— Wines of Canada (@WinesofCanada) October 10, 2017
— Justicia (@RachaelMontagu2) October 15, 2017
— Alex Inman (@InmanAlex) October 12, 2017
— Mia Gallagher (@ms_miagallagher) October 14, 2017
The fact that this is happening and isnt getting the attention and support it deserves in our own country just pisses me off#CaliforniaFires pic.twitter.com/eHVIM9a5pR
— Khizar Sheikh (@Khizar_shake102) October 26, 2017
We need to send more more more help to fight these California fires. These people need help. If this was a hurricane we would send help…send more
— shawna sick (@slpage63) December 11, 2017
Please cover the northern California fires. Why are you giving one pervert who no ones knows this attention. Thousands are losing their homes, businesses, and likelihoods. Where are your priorities?
— Bonnie (@bonculp) October 12, 2017
Our president has not visited CA since he has been in office. How many more families need to lose their homes today before he even sends a tweet? Not all Californians are democrats. Thousands are still digging out of ashes in Napa #ThanksTrump #CaliforniaFires
— Tousled Pigtails (@tousledpigtails) December 5, 2017
Trump pays more attention to players kneeling and golf than 500 shot, millions if hurricane victims, soldiers KIA, California Fires etc etc
— Greg Tripp Linton (@agentlinton) October 23, 2017
It's appalling that we aren't seeing the same type of attention and outreach to the families affected from the Northern California fires. https://t.co/vPmiXAnXjD
— nychicali gal (@nychicali_gal) October 17, 2017
The California fires are not getting enough attention. This is awful. So sad. https://t.co/yuEnYGkebo
— Mark Baden (@Mark_Baden) October 9, 2017
California fires needs your attention.
— Connie Gilhooly (@connie_cg9983) October 16, 2017