Hurricane Ike's effects on.... Cincinnati?
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Journal entry written Tues., Sept 16 from a Burger King with power and Wi-Fi access...
The remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through southwest Ohio on Sunday afternoon (Sept 14). As I drove up to Dayton in the afternoon, I dodged broken tree limbs on the road, one traffic signal that had been ripped from the line, and just missed by about 10 minutes an entire tree falling on a car on Wimington Pike. Pulling into my parents neighborhood there was one tree blown over in someone's yard. Another tree blew down across the street later in the afternoon and my parents were without power from the time I arrived. I stayed for the afternoon with other family members and then braved the drive back home in the evening.
Winds from the remnants of hurricane Ike blew through SW Ohio in excess of 60 mph for about 4-5 hours on Sunday. It effectively cut power to approximately 90% of customers in the Cincy area with others in Dayton, Columbus and other areas also effected. My office was also without power on Monday when I went in to check it out. As of writing this nearly 48 hours after the initial power outages, I still have no power at home or at work. Refrigerators have been emptied, food tossed, candles lit, ice purchased. Some pictures from the immediate vicinity of my apartment are to come, but they are just a taste of what has occurred here.
And to think, this wasn't even a true hurricane to the extent that was experienced down in Texas on Fri/Sat.
9-17 (1:00 AM) - The power's on, the power's on... Well that was an interesting 58 odd hours from Sun around 3PM until Wed at 1AM. I can't imagine what the people down in Texas have had to go through, this has been easy in any respect and anyone bitching up here in Ohio should be sent down to Galveston/Houston for a while. So we've had snow, rain, and now wind. What's next??