Saturday, January 20, 2007


As of Thursday afternoon my parents power was restored!!! There are still plenty of people in Springfield, MO, that do not have power yet. In fact here is a snip-it of an article in today's News Leader:

"Restoring power to all may take another week
Strong winds and snow will add "insult to agony," says meteorologist.

John Taylor

It will be about a week before power is restored to all of the remaining 15,000 customers without it, City Utilities estimated Friday, and snow and strong winds forecast for today could hinder those efforts.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Missouri Ozarks for this afternoon through late evening. The storm approaches a week after Springfield experienced the worst ice storm in decades......
......Davis said the snow will "add insult to agony" but will likely affect driving conditions more than power lines.
City Utilities General Manager John Twitty said the most disturbing aspect of today's forecast was possible heavy wind.
The weather service said southeast winds could gust up to 30 miles per hour tonight. Winds that strong have the potential to break lines, Twitty said.
After today's storm, patches of light freezing drizzle should fall from Sunday night through Tuesday. There may be minor ice accumulations, the weather service said....."

It has been nice to hear that there have been people from Louisiana go up to Springfield to help with the clean up. I talked to my sister yesterday on the phone and she said that she heard a report of the people from Louisiana stating that Springfield looked like a catagory 4 hurricane had hit the area. Here is an aerial shot of Springfield to give you an idea.
both taken by Amber Arnold/News Leader

Here are some other pictures that were taken yesterday:
by Sony Hocklander/News Leader
by Dean Curtis/News Leader

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