Hurricane Isabel, Meet Hurricane Elvis

25 September 2003

This morning I saw where Ben Domenech was unhappy about being without power for eight days. This afternoon, I noticed that Meryl Yourish has some choice things to say about America’s and Americans’ disaster preparedness.

When we got hit on July 22, 2003 at 7:30 in the morning, no one noticed. The national media didn’t notice. The mayor of the city left town. The local utility turned down at least one offer of utility help. We didn’t have lights, refrigerators or Internet access for two weeks. During much of that time we were without reliable land lines or cellular phone services.

[Oh, and Ben, between the Instapundit’s link to you (and mine), I bet that hit counter looks like the meter on a gas pump spinning around.]

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