Owensboro, Kentucky has experienced one of the worst ice storms in its history. It paralyzed the area because of ice, snow and the the widespread power outages which has left many without heat, water and electricity, or phone. Many families had to scramble for shelter and were iced in for days. It is amazing just how much we tend to take the simple luxuries of life for granted. (at least I know I did)
My family was very lucky that our gas log fireplace worked rather well and we were able to keep warm. We had flashlights and batteries, and hurricane lamps. We spent five evenings listening to the radio to keep abreast of what was going on in Owensboro and listening to 102 which was a great christian radio station. I certainly did NOT miss the TV, but I think my husband did!
Another thing that was interesting is that many places could only accept cash as their computers were down and banks were closed. Be sure to keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies! I tried to find batteries and there were no C or D cells to be found! I went ahead and ordered some from the internet today, just to be safe. A generator is next on the list. Unfortunately, there are still many in Owensboro and the surrounding areas with out power. I know that as late this afternoon, my office, Home Realty GMAC was still without power! I would have thought that they would be up and running before me! It just goes to show you that Kenergy and OMU do the very best they can in these trying times. I am just thankful that it only took them 5 days before our powere was restored. It could have take much longer. So go on and get out there and make sure you have what you need on hand in case of an emergency! Get those flashlights, and battery operated coleman lanterns, plenty of flashlights, bottled water, non perishable food items, maybe even a generator if at all possible. It is as easy as ordering over the internet and getting it delivered right to your front door. It just doesn't get any easier than that! Being prepared is always best!
The Great Ice Storm hits Owensboro, KY ~ January 2009 Vickie McCartney,Realtor Home Realty GMAC Real Estate Ownesboro,KY 270-315-5354