This is worse than Katrina or will be soon, far more affected. When we lost power with the 2008 ice storm for 8 days I had enough firewood to get us through. Temps never got above 20 degrees. Of course I don’t live in a city or a suburb.
The storm was not worse than Katrina but it is worse than Katrina because of the people in charge. You have Snobby Mayor who thinks good PR means making people forget about it by holding marathons and concerts. You have them not wanting to call in the NG because it would look like they failed at something (bad PR?). FEMA has totally failed.
They might, MIGHT, get some MRE’s on election day, not many and it’s not a sure thing. Like the gas distribution mess, it’s all for photo-ops.
I didn’t like George W Bush all that much but at least he’d be there with a chainsaw cutting up fallen trees, handing out bottled water from a truck. I think THAT imagery would
lift a lot more spirits than an Obama photo-op on the tarmac before he went to Vegas for a $25,000 a plate fundraiser.
It doesn’t look like any of the politicians want to be seen with their sleeves rolled up and get in the gunk. I guess it’s because they fear their PR would suffer.
No, this is not worse than Katrina. This is not even close to Katrina. I would have traded placed with these pitiful spoiled crybabies in a heartbeat. I routinely let my home go down to the 50s. I happily go to bed with my house in the 40s. If you want to talk uninhabitable, try a month with no power, with temperatures in the 90s. Try an environment in which there’s no power anywhere for miles. Try an environment in which uninhabitable housing units number in the hundreds of thousands, where there are no friends or family you can move in on closer than 100 miles.
I am fine with obama being hung with this storm, but let’s not kid ourselves.
I have been without power since last Monday. Wood burning stove is awesome.