There are still, after 5 days, over 12,000 people without power in Iowa!
The Quad-City Times crews have been out trying to bring coverage to all of us on the damage caused by the Saturday storm. Initially, over 75,000 people lost their power including a nursing home with 180 patients who had to use power generators for 3 days and walk the halls with flashlights.
The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives has been doing a great job keeping everyone informed about the progress on the dire situation.
Most of the damage was caused as power poles and power lines snap from the weight of the ice build up.
Power lines to this farm house had snapped a block down the road which rendered the owner without power and without water for 3 days as their well pump runs on electricity.
My buyer from California still wanted to see it as he was looking for his peace in the country. So, The Quad Cities Favorite Realtor drove his all-wheel drive SUV to Durant, Iowa, broke out the flashlights, and sold him his dream!
My mom always told me, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!" I guess that's just part of the Iowa work ethic (or maybe it's the german ethnicity in me).
For more information, see my other posts: Ice Storm Update...Power Outages Still Abound!
Please keep your prayers going for the utility workers who are working tirelessly as they risk their lives to restore power to ALL Iowans.