I have been watching the MSM to see if there's been ANY mention whatsoever of what has happened here in Ohio and Kentucky since yesterday afternoon
and there's been not a WHISPER of it.
Almost 2 million people here were without power in both states, 700,000 in Cincinnati alone STILL without power due to the remnants of Ike blowing
through yesterday afternoon. We had 5 hours of sustained hurricane level 1 winds here, with 3 hours before that of winds up to 35-50 mph sustained.
COLUMBUS -- At least three people were killed by toppled trees and more than a million homes and businesses lost power as the remnants of
Hurricane Ike blew through Ohio on Sunday.
More than 680,000 Duke Energy customers were without power in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky in the biggest outage in the company's history,
said Duke Energy spokeswoman Kathy Meinke.
"It's going to be quite extensive," Meinke said. "Over 90 percent of our customers are without service." Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Link on my LOCAL Cincinnati news station:
Here's the headlines just in Cincinnati alone:
Four Killed; May Be Week Before All Power Restored
So, here's the basic rundown of what happened Sunday and Monday:
# About 928,000 homes and businesses lost power at some point during the wind storm. From Louisville to Columbus, that number is 1.5 million.
# At 11 a.m., the number still without power was slightly over 600,000. (This number does not include 12,000 Owen Electric Coop customers)
# Duke Energy says it may be a week before all power is restored. All told, more than 90 percent of the company's customers lost power. This is the
biggest outage in Duke Energy history. Check here for updates.
# Some Duke Energy crews were en route to the Gulf Coast to assist in Hurricane Ike recovery. The company said it's trying to recall some crews,
bring others from elsewhere and hire contractors.
Gov. Ted Strickland has issued a state of emergency for several southwest Ohio counties. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Here's a link to see a slide show of the unbelievable damage here in Cincinnati. Just click on Wind Damage, Wind Damage Part 2 and Part 3...it's
hard to believe this hasn't made any national news outlets!
So if you're trying to get in touch with anyone in Kentucky or Ohio and wondered why you can't reach them, that's the answer! I've been home from
work today due to no power at my work, along with 70% of everything else being closed here in Cincinnati as well, and tomorrow, same thing, all the
schools are closed, most everyone is still without power, luckily my area obviously has power but I am in the lucky few.
Unbelievable that not a word of this was on any of the national news shows on the 3 networks or any of the cable news channels either. Makes you
wonder what they call news! Just thought I'd share this with ATS/BTS.
[edit on 15-9-2008 by LateApexer313]