In the dark II

For the second weekend in a row we were without power. This time it was only a little over three hours so it was bearable. During the outage I walked around a bit and saw quite a few people also out walking. I stopped by an older neighbors house and we chatted for about an hour.

That proved to be an instructive hour. I found out that in our little one block area we have 6 rent-to-own properties and one vacant home. I also got way more information than I needed on an eviction from one of those rent-to-own homes. It still amazes me how people can keep the yard up but live like animals inside a house. I won’t go into details other than to say the sewer was backed up for a month.

I decided to walk some more in the dark to see if I could find what areas had power. Once again north of Locust had power and it appeared from Brady west had power also. I didn’t see any lights on 10th street or over on Grand Avenue either. I did notice that some areas had trees down again while other didn’t. The worse we got was flattened ferns but the hostas did just fine.

I wouldn’t know if there were an abundance of police calls or not because my scanner runs on electricty. We didn’t hear many sirens so I’m assuming there wasn’t a bunch of break ins. After the tsunami left the area it was actually nice out. Let’s hope we don’t get a repeat of bad weather next weekend.
Comments are always welcome.

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10 Responses to In the dark II

  1. anonymous says:

    It will be interesting to see if the City gives directions on the collection of damaged limbs today instead of waiting until Monday morning for instructions.

    That was interesting about the rent 2 own. Who is the rent to own company who is selling it, and is it still occupied with the throne overflowing?

  2. Ilcantar says:

    We lost power on Telegraph from Fairmount to near Gunchies Repo lost power too so he, Thunder, Nitro, and I decided to go on a short patrol.

    Wound up at a possible break in while the PD called the owner and checked the building. No one was inside and they chalked it up to storm damage but how does a storm break a window but yet no water get in?

    I will say however that I am glad we had at least the short patrol as I lost 4 pounds while out 8-).

  3. cruisin2 says:

    anonymous,
    I noticed about the same amount of wind damage as the other storm so the city should do something about pickup. Oak Helm did own it last time I checked. The people who were living there and using garbage cans are gone.

    Ilcantar,
    Nice to know there was a patrol. Usually during power
    outages I thought breakins spiked; no alarms to go off. I’ve had patrols like that myself which is why I wear a belt on patrol.

  4. I saw there was a big tree down across the lines at Pershing and Kirkwood. Channel 5 seems to have the same bad luck, because they lost power again too. The number of people out of power was similar to the last storm, but it didn’t seem like there were as many branches down. Maybe it was mostly in the southwest end.

  5. Storm damage says:

    Cruise
    The City needs to extend the storm damage tree option.

  6. cruisin2 says:

    QCI,
    In my wanderings I’ve seen several places where the brush from the last storm hasn’t been picked up yet. At least around here this storm was almost as bad as the one the week before.

    Storm damage,
    I agree. It might take them until Tuesday to let us know, but I’m pretty sure they will pick the debris up.

  7. nitrous55 says:

    E 14th was out until nine. Both times, I heard sirens for several hours.

  8. cruisin2 says:

    nitrous55,
    Could just be I don’t notice the sirens. I did hear a few but none of them were heading in my direction.

  9. Walnut says:

    Waiting to hear from one of the elected brainiac’s down at city hall to come forward and introduce a new “Storm Cleanup” tax. I wouldn’t put it past them.

  10. cruisin2 says:

    Walnut,
    lol, don’t give them any new ideas.

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