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For those that don’t know, we accepted a camp-hosting gig towards the end of 2017 (our first one ever) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Two days later, three wildfires popped up, with one starting just 100 yards from our RV.
Talk about nerve-wracking.
The photo above shows the wildfire across the street from the RV campground. This was taken inside our RV, looking out one of the windows.
Thankfully for us, the winds changed course and the fire went in a direction away from the fairgrounds. Sadly, it created quite a bit of damage, even destroying a home directly across the street from the RV park.
And while that specific fire was put out relatively quickly, wildfires continued to pop up all over California.
For several weeks people stopped into the RV park to set up camp. Some had fled other campgrounds being affected by the fires, and some were waiting to hear if it was safe to return to their homes, or if they even had a home to go back to.
And due to the convenient location, firefighters from all over Northern California even set up base in the RV park where we were camp-hosting.
In the photo above, you can see a few of the fire trucks entering the RV park, where they set up base camp.
We witnessed first-hand how helpful an RV can be in difficult times such as these. And despite the circumstances, it was amazing to see everyone come together to help, or lend their RV’s for temporary housing.
How to Take Advantage of your RV during a Weather Evacuation
Hearing the words “mandatory evacuation” can bring up a slew of emotions, and not good ones. If you have an RV, however, you may be able to put some of those negative emotions at ease. It won’t help protect what you’re leaving behind, but it will give you the ability to bring the feeling of home with you.
None of us necessarily look forward to using our RV for a weather-related evacuation, but it sure is nice to have the option.
Be sure to swing over to the Life Lane’s Blog where I’m sharing some steps you can take to ensure your RV and family are ready to go if a weather-related evacuation does occur. You can click here or the image below to be taken to the full post.
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