posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 09:12 AM
Hey LA! I hope you all are having a better day.
I just wanted to update from Indiana. I'm in central Indy and while we had 60 mi. wind gusts and lots of tress down, we were really quite lucky.
However, more wind damage was in the southern part of the state while the very northern part of the state got the rain and flooding. There are still
tens of thousands without power, the Carolina's have sent crews to help out here as well.
We have conflicting reports of six/seven deaths. This is a sad report:
(AP / MUNSTER, Ind.) — A father and son drowned in northwest Indiana while trying to rescue children from a flooded ditch as heavy rains from
the remnants of Hurricane Ike forced hundreds of evacuations across the Midwest on Sunday.
The Oh/Ky damage was reported in the same Time/CNN article:
Strong winds prompted the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to evacuate it's control tower and cancel about 40 flights before
resuming air traffic, airport spokesman Ted Bushelman said.
In Cincinnati, Findlay Market�the state's oldest public marketplace�and several adjacent buildings caught on fire. More than 542,000 Duke Energy
customers were without electricity in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky, officials said Sunday.
But what I want to know is what are your gas prices like? They soared here yesterday, I spent $4.19. It's cheaper in California and Texas. And this
after prices dropped under $93 a barrel. The national average is approx. $3.84 and gas prices in Texas is on average $3.85 a gal. and $3.60 in
California! Since when is anything cheaper in California? Of course, the attorney general is promising to investigate any and all reports of gouging
as if that ever does any good. Prices will drop before he can even sharpen his pencil. Even President Bush said that gouging will not
be tolerated in the wake of Ike....yeah, I feel better.
National Gas Prices
We even had one gas station post $5.99 gal. just to scare customers away because they ran out of gas. That the heck?
WATERLOO, Ind. -- A gas station in northeastern Indiana wanted to scare customers away after it ran out of gas, so employees posted a price of
$5.99 a gallon for regular unleaded
Well, I hate to gripe in the midst of so much destruction, but it's just another example of people getting taken advantage of when disasters like
this happens. But my thoughts are most definitely with everyone as they continue to clean up from this.