Tuesday, October 23, 2007
San Diego Fires: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Rocks
Schwarzenegger said President Bush called him while he was in Rancho San Diego and said “anything we need, he would immediately provide.”
“This is a tragic day for San Diego County and the state of California,” Schwarzenegger said. “The fire is fast moving.”
Schwarzenegger said U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer also offered help. “We are stretched to the limit when it comes to resources,” the governor said. “We need as much help as possible.” The governor said 800 National Guard troops will be freed from border duty to help law enforcement with evacuations and crowd control. He said military aircraft also will help fight the fire. “Planes are coming up as we speak, helicopters,” the governor said.
That might not be the only military assistance San Diego County gets.
Later in the day, a Schwarzenegger spokesman said the governor has asked President Bush to authorize federal military forces to assist with the emergency. That might include Marines stationed around the county, but no details have been worked out.
Before the news conference, Schwarzenegger met with fire officials and other elected officials to review the extent of the fires, looking over poster-sized maps depicting how the fires were spreading.
From Rancho San Diego, Schwarzenegger said he would go visit four firefighters injured Sunday battling the Harris fire. One of the four has reportedly been put into an induced coma to treat her injuries.
This blog is about life experiences & observations and stuff I am interested in. It is simply a side hobby and creative outlet; generally, with a tongue-in-cheek tone. I don't take it too seriously, nor should you. I do not profess to represent every point of view. Nothing on this site is a paid post.
It is for entertainment purposes only it, so just lighten up and just enjoy it. Life is short, live in the moment.
As the author, thoughts/views have no affiliation to my clients, business colleagues or my company.
This blog is independent and free of any type of financial affiliations. Some images used are from the internet and sometimes hard to credit them, so if you own any and want them removed just send me a message.
No copyright infringement intended. I am not responsible for defamatory statements bound to government, religious, or other laws from the reader’s country of origin . The intention of this blog is to do no harm, defame, libel or offend anyone.