Nadadur S. Kumar
MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, November 9, 2018 (Malibu Hindu Temple press release): "To the members and devotees of the Temple: On behalf of the temple, I wish to convey my regrets to all of the families that have been affected by the fires. I am sure the devotees and visitors to the temple are very concerned about the well-being of all the employees of the temple, including the priests. I want to inform you that all of them have been safely evacuated from the temple premises and the temple has been secured. In the meanwhile, as you may all know, the temple has scheduled events to take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and special events scheduled on Sunday, November 11, 2018. In light of the fires in the areas near the temple, we regretfully announce that all of these events stand cancelled for both Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2018. The events scheduled for Sunday, November 11 to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali) will be rescheduled for a future date. I request all of you to pray that the temple will be spared of any damages. We will reopen the temple as soon as it becomes feasible."
For an update on the uncontained Woolsey fire impacting Malibu, just north of Los Angeles, go to:
http://www.malibucity.org/AlertCenter ... lvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The entire town of Malibu as well as others in the area have been ordered evacuated, with many roads, including those that access the temple, closed.