The sky over Los Angeles is a smokey haze, and the noontime sunlight filtering through it has the orange glow of dusk. World Ahead's offices, located in LA's "South Bay" area, are far from any of the encircling fires, but the smoke from them has covered the entire basin.
As is the case with any natural disaster, it was only a matter of time before politics came into play. Harry Reid blames global warming
for the fires. Newsweek lauds
for "avoiding another Katrina." And "Brownie" is taking a shot
at the White House for the federal response.
Meanwhile, our local NBC affiliate reports that over 1 million residents
have been displaced by the 16 wildfires now burning around the Southland
. Please remember to keep these people and our firefighters and National Guard troops in prayer.