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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. bethh

    I’m in NE Portland and it’s scary up here too. I had friends who were off camping this weekend and narrowly missed being hit by falling trees. They had to shelter overnight in a vehicle until the camp host could help chainsaw a clear path to leave in the morning. SO SCARY.

    I found a link for that image you have – I’ve seen several people share it: https://www.paysonroundup.com/emergency-evacuation—items-to-gather/pdf_c870d786-43b7-5819-b283-3bbc68ef5680.html

    I don’t think I need to evacuate (things will be very grim indeed, and traffic would be impossible anyway at that point) but I went through and crossed out what doesn’t apply, added a couple ideas, and hung it on my fridge. Just in case.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow! Where were they camping?? I thought about all the people camping when this happened. That area in Marion Co is SUPER popular. Detroit Lake…crazy.

      The smoke is so bad where we are. Driving from Oregon City to just Milwaukie it was a world of difference.

      Stay safe!

      1. bethh

        They were at Waldo Lake, east of Eugene. One friend left on Monday night (instead of Tuesday), and in the middle that night a tree fell exactly where her tent had been. SO scary.

          1. Karen

            I am in Salem but on the border leading towards Silverton- let’s just say Tuesday/Wednesday I was packing like am I going to have to leave everything.

          2. Lisa Eirene

            I bet! I hope your place is ok.

  2. Marianne

    OMG!!!!!!!!! Sounds and looks awful!!!! We always have a bag packed when a hurricane is approaching. You all be safe out there. Those fires are too close for comfort.

  3. emmaclaire

    I was thinking about you and the family as I heard fires were getting closer to Portland. Princess and her boyfriend down in Corvallis are packed to leave with the kitties if they need to – it’s so hard to be far away and have to rely on news reports for updates. My heart goes out for all of the people affected by the fires, and of course I think of all the displaced animals as well. Crossing fingers the rain they’re predicting for early next week helps! Stay safe!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think Corvallis is ok now. I hope you kid doesn’t have to evacuate!

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