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What would you do? 06/29/2008

Good morning, Netizens...

In the news this morning, workers clear debris that fell off the exterior of the Qwest Center in Omaha on Friday after a severe storm with strong winds hit the area. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Just previous to the storm several world-class skaters were practicing on the ice, and were forced to take shelter in the hallways as the storm descended.

What is also making news is it will likely take a week to restore power to everyone in the Omaha area after the 80 mph winds tore through much of eastern Nebraska, uprooting trees, damaging homes and killing two people in a neighboring city.

Nobody has stated this was a tornado. All that really is known is that a huge chunk of Omaha is without power, there are trees and power lines down over two or three different counties and some sources say it may take a week to restore electricity everywhere.

Ye Gods, what would YOU do if there was no power for a week? Do you remember the fun we had during Ice Storm? Well, this would be like having Ice Storm in the middle of a scorching hot summer.

Some things that come to mind: Freezer melt-down with megabucks worth of groceries turning into sludge, no air conditioning on a 100 degree day, and none of your appliances will work, just to name a few. I even coined a new word to describe the pandemonium: eeshkabibble.

It is not that far-fetched to assume this could happen right here in Spokane. So what would you do?


Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.