Apr 29, 2011

Gettin' out of Dodge!

This morning, after being without power since Wednesday around 5:30 ish?  We cleaned out the fridge, packed up the menagerie of animals, kids, and all the necessities and headed off to stay with family out of state, just like the local authorities had recommended.  Local utilities predict that power will be out for another 3-5 days at best.  School is cancelled through Monday, possibly longer, and at least here the kids can have some sense of normalcy.

The following are the images I captured on our way out of town today.  They are solemn reminders of just how lucky we were.

One of the shorter lines for gas. We found out this station didn't even have the pumps working, but were expecting a generator "SOMETIME".  People still lined up.  In our town Kroger was selling gas.  It had 2 police officers standing guard and a line about 1/2 mile long. 

That odd tower is where the doppler radar used to be.  Next to it was a church.  20 people sought shelter in the basement and survived.

One reason we don't have power.

Several more reasons we don't have power.  There were too many downed poles to count.

See that pile of garbage back there?  That was a house.

If you look closely you will notice the metal legs of this billboard bent like pipecleaners.

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