What crazy weather! (Might not see me for a while.)

So I might not be around for a while. Turns out Hurricane Ike still had enough steam to send massive wind damage through Kentucky and Indiana as well as multiple other places. My neighborhood is completely out - we have trees down on cars and into houses, and power lines down all over the place.

Most of Louisville is without electricity and it's not sounding so good - they're saying 3 days to 2-3 weeks before everyone gets power back because we sent so many emergency personal to Texas to help them out.

But now I have to go to class and then try to find a place that still has food, candles and batteries left. And a place to charge my phone. Even the power where I work is out and has been for two days. :P Wish me luck! It's a madhouse here right now. I can't imagine what an actual hurricane could do after this.

There are lots of crazy pictures here:
http://www.courier-journal.com/

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Plasmana9 years ago
That reminds me of the evil Katrina...
KentsOkay9 years ago
Ook! That doesn't look good. I didn't get any rain, it all went to you people : (
jessyratfink (author)  KentsOkay9 years ago
We didn't get any rain either. Just lots of wind. :(
Oh. Somebody got all of our rain...
That was us in mid Michigan. Somewhere between 7-8 inches.
*grumble* That's what we needed...
T'wasn't us...
jessyratfink (author) 9 years ago
For once, I got very lucky. Our power came back on late last night! We lost quite a bit of food, but some of it is still okay. Everything's still a wreck, though, and lots of people are without power still. Some don't even have water because of all the uprooted trees. I'm hoping to go out and get pictures of the damage today since I'll be able to charge my camera again. :)
A disposable (film) camera or two is a good thing to keep around in the house/car for "emergencies" (and accidents and such.) Glad your power came back on relatively early. It's always something of a shock to be forcibly reminded how much of what we do is dependent on electricity...
jessyratfink (author)  westfw9 years ago
It's true - I'm pretty used to it, so I just read most of the time. (Finished my first Agatha Christie ever - I need another!) The power would be out for a week at a time sometimes at home, and we wouldn't even have water because have a well. :P Jace, however, was a wreck. On the plus side, however, I think he might have realized how addicted to the internet he is. That would be a lovely thing to come out of this! And a disposable camera is something I hadn't considered having. I can't even remember the last time I used one. I've been digital for years. I might have to pick some up.
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