Word on Ike from dogemperor
[UPDATE Hurricane Ike looks like a good use case to think through how PB 2.0 would work better than our famously free press. So I'd like to talk about that this evening. Bring your links and stories!]
[Anybody else affected? What's going on, under the media blackout?]
Via cell email:
In regard to what it's like after Ike--at least here (Louisville),
it's not so bad, other than the power being out of course. Of course
with the power being out over 75% of the city at first (and still out
over at least 40 percent of the city), things are kind of paralysed;
the metro police has been supplemented with the National Guard for
things like neighbourhood patrols and directing traffic, whilst the
state police handle the highway traffic.
Schools are out, so the kids are loving this; a lot of neighbours are
helping each other out, especially if one has power and the other
doesn't. The ones that are getting really hurt by this are up in
Southern Indiana (where they have boil water advisories out, thanks to
most of the local water systems being well-based and the backup
generators being sent to Galveston relief; in Louisville, the water
company pulls from the Ohio and has backup generators on-site) and the poor folks here on food assistance (people who are on food stamps have had to throw out food because of lack of power).
It's rough here, but it's worse elsewhere. :P
Always nice to have word from the ground. Readers?