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Originally posted by bluwaterman
Well not really rural, bedroom community, suburb, whatever, north shore of lake ponchartrain. News was initially passed between friends via cell phone texting and when the tower backup batteries died, then the radio statiions(am) that had generators worked for about 5 days until the diesel ran out. Then news was word of mouth.Food was scarce, we had to ration. Living here all my life, when a storm comes you prepare, food, water, batteries, and the like. I rode the storm out with about 15 people, afterwords in my neighborhood people formed small groups of 10 to 50 people, to share in the task at hand, whatever it may have been. No shortage of firearms. I personally wore a pistol 24/7 for two weeks, as did my wife. While out wandering the street at night I personally carried an ar 15, all in all the variety of firearms was wide, anything from assault rifles to dads old deer rifle. the military showed up in our area after about 8 days, they had ice, water, mre's. sometimes they would drive around and hand it out , but mostly you had to get to them which sometimes was difficult, because most roads were impassible for up to 2-3 weeks. they set up their command center in a target shopping center parking lot right off the interstate. I didn't get power back for 7 weeks, and i know people who went over 3 months without it.