Ominous orange-red skies enveloped areas of California and Oregon, making it look like nighttime and causing alarm in residents.
The scene gave a surreal, apocalyptic feeling … and lights had to be turned on in the middle of the day so that people could see inside their homes.
Even outdoors, construction workers were seen using lights to get their work done.
Take a look at these videos …
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⚠️BREAKING NEWS AND FUNDRAISER LINK IN OUR BIO⚠️ It’s not just California experiencing wildfires right now, there are currently dozens of wildfires breaking out all over the West Coast, including Oregon, where entire towns like Medford, which has a population of 82,000+ people, are being evacuated. We want to help in any way we can so the new fundraiser link in both the @karmagawa and @savethereef bios will go to supporting firefighters in Oregon and other states battling these fires too, not just California, as we’re proud to support these brave firefighters for their service and ALL donations great and small are most appreciated! Swipe through these sadly unfiltered photos/videos to see how bad it is even in the middle of the day, join us in praying for the safety of everyone affected and share this with your followers and tag people who need to see it, encouraging everyone to stay safe and take the proper precautions! #oregonfires #prayfororegon #wildfires #staysafe #karmagawa
The other-worldly sky is showing the effects that the wildfires are having on the west coast atmosphere.
As winds weaken, gravity takes over as the primary mode of smoke transport … and when the smoke descends towards land, the skies begin to darken.
Ash and rising thick plumes of smoke from the wildfires also block out the sun.
Smoke particles from the ash scatter blue light and only allow yellow-orange-red light to reach the surface, giving the skies this creepy color.
The situation is serious and entire towns like Medford, Oregon with 82,000+ people, are being evacuated …
While other residents in the west are being warned to shelter in place as much as possible … to close windows … and if possible, use HEPA air purifying appliances to keep their air clean.
Unfortunately, the fires are still going strong, so it may be a while before people will see their air quality improve.
At Karmagawa and SaveTheReef, we are heartbroken for the people who are affected by these wildfires … and that’s why we began a fundraiser to help them out.
Please consider giving because 100% of the donations will go to food and temporary shelter for people and families that need assistance. It will also go towards animals who have been injured but rescued from the wildfires.
Here’s the donation link.
Once again … help out if you can. The people and animals of California need our help. Link is here.
What do you think about the effects the wildfires are having on the atmosphere? Leave a comment below.