This post has been updated to include revised numbers for the Texas wildfire response budget.
For those looking for information on the Central Texas fires, Lisa Birkman at the Williamson County Conservative Examiner just posted information on fire damage in Wilco, and Michele Samuelson at Blue Dot Blues has great information on the widespread impact, as well as important resources for assistance.
If you have not already done so, consider registering your cell phone with the Capital Area Council of Governments so that you will receive phone notification if your area is threatened. Unfortunately, the registration won't take effect immediately, but it could save your life in a future crisis.
Finally, while some are claiming eeeevillll Republicans cut the Texas wildfire response budget, Lawrence Person has the facts at his BattleSwarm Blog. Apparently, Governor Perry and the state legislature actually increased the allocation by about 80%, from $109 million in 2010-11 to $196.2 million in 2012-13.
Please be safe and keep praying for those in danger.