So, Fort McMurray. Anyone in Canada - and certainly almost everyone in Alberta - is familiar with this city, because it's produced all the bitumen and oil that have bankrolled the country for the last few decades. One of the challenges Ft. Mac has often faced is that it is technically a city of 80,000 or so. Which anyone who lives/visits there knows is bullshit. That's like saying the population of Vegas is 350,000. Virtually all the workers at the refineries live elsewhere. So not only is a proper headcount difficult, but the infrastructure is constantly stretched to the max. You have a city with services for 80k and a tax base of 80k supporting what (at its peak) was likely hundreds of thousands more people than that, counting the surrounding areas. And it's pretty much all going to be destroyed once the dust settles. Another issue in Ft. Mac is property values. They went so sky high with the boom that many residents rent. So while the property owner will be compensated for the destroyed home, only those with renter's insurance will have their contents covered. Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the Red Cross. The federal government will match all private donations. You can donate here: https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50610 Focus: Any experiences in Ft Mac? My family is deeply into construction. My father spent YEARS up north. When he was sent by his company over to Russia in 2005, it was to a bleak desolate job site. One of his coworkers followed him over a few months later, and my dad told me to tell his friend, "Tell Buddy it's like Fort Mac 20 years ago." I relayed the message and his friend, Buddy, replied, "So then I'll need a gun." Alt. Focus: Ever had a run in with fire? EDIT (thanks Angel): Alt-Alt Focus: You have five minutes to throw some shit in a bag and run. What do you grab?