Oct 122017

Ummmm… when an entire neighborhood has been burned to ash… shouldn’t the Post Office just sorta sit on the mail for a while, rather than delivering it to, well, nowhere?

Beyond the flat-out bizarre sight of the mail being delivered to ruins, the footage is just extraordinary. Scenes of whole areas of houses reduced to just a steel structure, presumably a foundation that the house sat on. note how the steel structures are largely sagging and twisted, even though JET FUEL CAN’T MELT STEEL ARRRGLE BARGLE.

What’s especially extraordinary is the sight of a whole neighborhood burned to ash… with every house on the other side of the street seemingly intact. Utterly ruined lots with intact houses mere feet away. You gotta wonder if that was due to the wind patterns, or if the surviving nearby house was being deluged with water, or if it was just dumb luck.


 Posted by at 10:01 am
  • sferrin

    A coworker experienced something similar in the Ogden fires a month or so ago. The houses across the street, as well as the ones behind him, burned to the ground. His was fine. What saved him was the fire dept was able to get onsite and deluge the houses with water. Fire jumped OVER those houses to land embers on the ones behind and start them burning.

  • philo_t

    Surely the USPO has painstakingly documented procedures to reconnoiter what customers are still there after a disaster and still need service.
    The fact that some of those houses are still there shows that there COULD be customers that MIGHT need mail delivery.
    People would complain if they DIDN’T bother to check up on them. Ah, who am I kidding, people are going to complain no matter what you do.

    • Scottlowther

      The problem is, the video clearly shows him delivering mail to mailboxes for houses that NO LONGER EXIST.

      • sferrin

        It’s a perfect example of the typical government program.