(some hurricane photos of mine HERE)
Many of our neighbors have been without power for 6 days now. Friendly neighbors have cut up and moved the trees on the roads out of the way, but the other two of our roads are still blocked - another transformer down on one, and very much leaning telephone pole across the other. They say power will be back in 7-10 days.
OK, so if you signed up for text messages or emergency e-mails ahead of the storm, then you got some information, but both assumes people have cell phone service with internet access, and we are many that do not. There will most likely be weeks before we get internet up here again… But what bothers me most is that a fire truck or big ambulance can’t get up here – that is just horribly wrong. And incredibly dangerous. There are live wires hanging in trees, power lines ripped out of houses and laying on the ground, trees leaning everywhere – accidents are about to happen! And if they do, then you are on your own. Shouldn’t it be the townships first responsibility to secure the main access roads, and tell the power companies where the priorities are?
I have seen more people walking our roads and chatting to strangers in the last couple of days than in months, and you get to know your neighbors, which is all good.