posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 03:47 PM
Good stuff post-Gustav:
Made it thru unscathed!!
Cable internet restored!!! Hooray!!
No power since 09/01/08 at 9am...but we do have a generator, so we're far better off than lots of other people around here.
The only damage to our property was an uprooted Japanese plum tree...I didn't like that tree anyway!!
Bad stuff pre & post Gustav:
Looting (quickly squelched by sheriff's department)...breaking into homes, jewelry stores, Wal Mart. At least one person I know had their generator
stolen from their carport (chained up/secured...stolen anyway!!).
Utility workers in oneparticular area of town require armed law enforcement escorts/guards in order to get power restored...seems they were
being harassed & threatened by the very people they were trying to help.
Some folks who are damn well able to fend for themselves are just frothing at the mouth to get their hands on "disaster food stamps", MRE's, ice,
tarps...anything at all as long as it's "free."
Makes me sick!!