My dad was one of the ones in Fort Wayne IN without power in December from a Friday-Tuesday. Temperatures were around 0. The shelters did a wonderful job-even served prime rib. The power company also did a wonderful job restoring power as fast as possible even though that was over a week for some. But when I called the city, they did a terrible job getting news out and/or checking on people. My dad couldn't even get any information off of the radio. My dad was without phone too and he refused to leave his house. I'm sure there were many like him and many elderly unable to leave. I never heard how many deaths there were, but I know there were several fires and I'm sure there were several deaths. It's sad that we can't count on the government to help in an emergency even though we pay our taxes for that.
Yikes. I hadn't realized the ice storm's effects were so wide-spread.
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