Posts Tagged ‘blackout

16
Sep
08

Blackout in Cincinnati

Ike came through on Sunday and packed quite a punch for the city of Cincinnati. Over a million people were without power at one time, and at last count about 561,000 were in the dark.(Do not try to open the map of the service area – it WILL crash your computer!) Since we live in a pretty dense area our power was restored within about a day – we were lucky! My friend was just told she won’t get power till the 20th. Here is a random assortment of info:

Here is a list of grocery stores and gas stations that are open. I was at Target and Meijer on both Sunday and Monday – it was a madhouse on Sunday. Target was doing small transactions on Monday.

Ice is being distributed by Matthew 25 Ministry. I have also heard that Fitworks and Urban Active are offering free showers.

It was also on NPR that the food bank on 112 East Liberty is handing out non-perishables till 3 today (Tuesday).
Also, if you see gas gouging, report it with this form.

As I hear stuff, I’ll be posting it here.

And edit: It says ONE household in Dearborn County is without power. That’s where my parents live. And their power is still out.

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An always interesting but sometimes foul-mouthed blog of a 20-something just trying to save money in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Likes: cats, pink alcoholic drinks, my KitchenAid mixer, knitting.
Dislikes: Our health care system, celery.

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