19 September 2003
With reports of as many as 3.5 million people without power, it’s obvious that some of these people will spend the next two or three weeks waiting in the dark. When Memphis lost power for two weeks in July and August, the heat was simply stifling.
A generator can help a little. Flashlights help. Being able to get ice helps. Use your grill and cook a bit. Get a fluorescent lantern if you can find one. Change your day to one that runs from sun-up to sun-down.
You have one advantage. Whether your local officials handle things correctly or not, your plight has already gathered national attention. Help is on the way. The country knew nothing of the 338,000 people without power here.
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