Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: The Ice Storm

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Ice Storm

The last storm that came through mostly went south of Chicago, so we didn't get very much except a dusting (or maybe up to half an inch or so), and I didn't pay too much attention to it. But the news today was full of the trouble they're having in Kentucky--it's the worst storm the state has ever seen. I've got family in Kentucky and I've been talking to them this week. They've had power through the whole storm and aftermath, but they knew of people who didn't. Even so, I didn't realize that the situation was much, much worse to their west. Some parts of the state may not have power again for a couple of weeks. I even heard that in some more rural areas, they could be out of power for as much as a month. There are bigger problems than just the power, though, because with that out, there are some water treatment plants that are not operating. That means dirty water. So we've got people without power, some of those without heat, and some without water. Don't worry--FEMA's on the case--but is that good or bad? Don't worry, though. I'm sure Mitch McConnell will make sure that everything in his state is under control.


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