Jacob Brodbeck looks out of his apartment window, over the skyline of his city of Phoenix, Arizona
Jacob turns on the TV, to the local news, and hears the warnings. He grabs his essentials, and rushes down the stairs of his apartment building. And proceeds to his car.
Jacob drives to the Grocery Store in need of last minute items that could save his life. The store is closed, and noticeably empty of any food or supplies.
Jacob drives as fast as he can from the city and calls his friend, who owns his one plane. He asks him if he had evacuated yet, to which he replies that he hasn't. Jacob asked for a ride, then drives to the airport.
Jacob and his friend leave as soon as possible, to get out of the area with as clear as skies as they can get. They take off leaving their ash filled home behind.
Jacob and his friend keep flying, and about a half hour latter, they see clear skies ahead. They have had a bumpy start to the trip, but are stabilizing. They begin their new journey.