Ice storm hits; officials take action
The tip of the ice storm hit many areas of Southern Illinois Monday morning, prompting schools to close for the day and community officials to cancel meetings and events in the interest of keeping people off ... via Southern Illinoisan
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#1 Feb 13, 2008
My parents live at Lake of Egypt, in Eagle Point Bay on John Able Drive, they haven't had power since Monday and they are stranded at home due to road conditions. Thank God they have a gas fireplace, and have food. What about those with electric heat? They live on one the most northern roads in Johnson County and always the last to get any help. When is the power going to be restored to that area? Remember people are actually stranded there and without power too. Two of those people in that situation are my parents in their seventies. Feeling helpless to do much from my home in VA, but to post on here and keep calling and checking on them. Thanks and try to stay warm.
#2 Sep 16, 2009
#3 Nov 28, 2010
I endured an ice storm here in Kentucky. The whole county was shut down. No electricity to run businesses so there were no stores open to buy food and gasoline. Luckily, I fell back on my wood-burning stove for heat. I didn't have a generator but a brother made one out of a weed-eater, a car alternator, and a portable battery jumper box. The problem was finding gasoline to run it with. A nearby school was turned into a shelter and free meals were handed out. The National Guard showed up when the worst weather was over.
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