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February 5th, 2009, 07:58 PM
The recent ice storms have left many with out electric ,heat,basic things we as a developed country have become accustomed to.
It came very close to me,yet I was marginally effected.
Those just above me in Murry,Ky. and Benton are still without power and may be another 4 to 5 weeks before they get any.This is inside the towns themselves.
And if one were to take pics would resemble where a bomb went off,residents have one thing to say,there is no shortage of wood to burn if one has a fireplace.
I live but about 20 miles from Murry,and the permanent (almost) power outages actually came out from there to within 2 miles of me.
Sometimes we just dont know how lucky we are.
Ps the first three hundred national guardsmen that showed up had no chain saws.Our government at work.
And yes this is a week later.Their suffering will continue several more weeks.
February 6th, 2009, 04:50 AM
I've got a brother in law who lives down there and he still has no power. I took my portable home generator down to him last week so he can at least have some heat. Problem is he has to drive over 100 miles to get to the nearest gas station that has power to the pumps. It's surely something I don't want to go through as they are.................:(:(
February 6th, 2009, 05:10 AM
I think the biggest problem was that because of the location they really aren't prepared for this type of catastrophe. We would never think that something like this horrendous ice storm would hit that far south. The northern states are more equipped to handle it as it is a normal occurrence. We have the equipment and the infrastructure on hand to handle it faster .
I'm a little disgusted that when Katrina hit the whole country went into an emergency mode to help but with the KY emergency these folks have to endure hardship for weeks and months. Not enough media exposure I guess.
February 6th, 2009, 04:00 PM
hey mule hows about posting some of those terminally devastated ky area..
February 6th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Normally I go up there every week,considering the damage very lil has been open ,that is why I go up there groc ,cig ,etc.(less taxes)
Downtown areas are up,and more every day,but id be hampering things im a afraid.
FLW offices in Benten got power back on a day ago.
Dave Stewert Ky Lake quide,who wrote Out on a ledge,lives somewhere in its mailing area but is without power and expects to be so several more weeks.
Pics have been on msn,but not really top headlines it seems.
Imagine most of the trees branches broken about halfway up each limb,with some on the ground and the other half defying gravity by hanging on by bark ,bits or pieces.
Imagine someone having to run new electric lines almost as about half are on the ground.At the time it was described to me I couldnt have driven there if I had tried as to many trees across the highways.But being the type persons they are like on my road everyone just got out and cut any trees on their property that had gone over and towed to the side.Sorta self serve,friendly southern style.And if your neighbor cant or dont own a saw you cut his or hers as well.
I can describe the sound while not even at ground zero,I opened the front door and it sounded like gunshots going off.
February 7th, 2009, 08:23 AM
well , you guys should have been down here for our little visitor called IKE, talk about devastation.
February 7th, 2009, 10:59 AM
We did get some of it called the windstorm of 2008 here,also took a lot of trees out or parts thereof.Rained a few drops and 70 plus wind,lake had 14-15 ft rollers on it.A Houseboat sank ,along with 7 or 8 commercial barges.
Just not the complete power outages, as this effected us.
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