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CINCINNATI - Facing a fifth day without power, the residents of a senior housing community in western Ohio took to the street with foam signs to protest the failure of Dayton Power and Light Co. to restore electricity.
Friday's protest seemed to get a reaction. Within three hours of residents heading to the curb with their placards, crews were working to restore power.
The protest was one of many indications that frustration continues to grow as utility crews work to restore electricity to the remaining 330,000 homes and businesses left in the dark since the remains of Hurricane Ike blew through Ohio on Sunday.
Originally posted by RickinVa
my mom lives in western kentucky, she says she has never seen anything like this and she is 70 years old.
She says there are trees down everywhere and she is still without power... somewhere she got the information that there were 92 telephones down in her area.
It is this” RELATIVELY LITTLE TRANSPORT OF WINDS ALOFT DOWN TO THE SURFACE.”
This has my attention. It is this lack of transport… this phenomena of Ike
greatly concerns me. In a typical hurricane wind profile the greatest wind speeds are just off the surface and contained within, or very near, the
eye-wall of the storm. Ike’s winds are simply more expansive in both the vertical and horizontal. Ike is sporting a massive wind field that means hurricane force winds will impact the coastline over an area at
least 130 miles to the east of where the eye eventually makes landfall.
As a greater percentage of the momentum of this hurricane is ‘aloft’ and not at the surface, Ike WILL NOT SPIN DOWN as quickly as would a typical non- manipulated storm. This means that the downward transport of this energy will continue long after the hurricane makes landfall. Without surface friction below the boundary layer, there is little reason for
the hurricane winds aloft to spin down as quickly as we have come to expect from past examples. The net result will be hurricane damage much, much farther inland than anyone is expecting. I can easily see weeks without power and utilities over a huge chunk of territory just to the right of the eye and for a great distance (compared to usual) inland. Look at
Haiti now for what Houston and environes will
present us in 5-days.