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28 January 2009 @ 10:52 am
On behalf of David Harden, of alt.callahans, re: weather / ice storms  
Just got a call from David Harden of alt.callahans, who used to post the ADMIN series. He's up in Kentucky in the path of the ice storm, and reports that he's safe but cold (power is out in his neighborhood) and stuck (large tree branch came down over his car; car appears to be essentially undamaged but can't be moved).

Will also post to the Callahans LJ group. If anyone is still actively on Usenet and willing to repost, that'd be a kindness.
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Unstuck, at least
Some anonymous Good Neighbors came by and moved the branch, so I can at least get out of the house. Main library has power and is open, so I'm posting this from there. Posting as Anonymous because I don't have my LJ password memorized. (Baa!)

No word on when power will be restored, but outages are somewhat widespread.

David (lone_cat)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 28th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Unstuck, at least
Glad to hear you at least have mobility! Stay safe and as warm as you can.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on January 28th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Unstuck, at least
Good, so you at least have someplace to go to warm up. Keep us posted as you can, okay?
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Don't know if the Quest For Heat will succeed today. Lowe's had a line for what looked like more generator than I would need, even if I had a place to put one (mobile homes not being oversupplied with space). However, nobody seemed willing to help me figure out what I would need, or what was available.
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
I just saw that the word from LG&E is that it'll be seven to ten days before power is fully restored.
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Update 1/29 AM
Still no power. Cats are OK, but not exactly happy. My friend K let me sleep on her couch and use her shower (hot water, aah!), but I don't know of anyplace I can take the cats if it gets too cold in the house.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 29th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Update 1/29 AM
Three cheers for K and hot water!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and the cats.
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Update 1/29 AM
When I went out just now, the intersection with the main road (Outer Loop, for those who know Louisville) was blocked by the police and, miracle of miracles, an LG&E truck. Apparently at least one part of the problem was that a truck hit a pole. I don't know that that means I'll get power back, as there could be other problems, but I am cautiously hopeful.

(There's a back way out which is longer and somewhat winding, but passable.)
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Update 1/29 AM
And there are other problems. No power today.
(Anonymous) on January 30th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
LG&E is working in and around the area today. I've heard that they're trying for sometime this afternoon.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 30th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: 1/30
Good luck!
(Anonymous) on January 30th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: 1/30
Thanks. I'll need it. They're still saying this afternoon, which I read as late this afternoon. I'm a bit concerned about possible effects on my computer and CDs. I have everything switched off or unplugged that can be, but I don't know about the effects of temperature changes on the CDs or if there might be condensation n the computer or monitor.
(Anonymous) on January 30th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: 1/30
Nothing yet, but crews continue to work. Overnight lows are supposed to be around 11 - 15 degrees F, so I really hope they can get it back today. Library closes at 5 today, so nothing after that unless power returns.