My mother in Tennessee just called me at work to let me know that my aunt and uncle in Virginia are ok.

They live in Newport News, which is approximately at the tip of the thin peninsula in the center of this picture, and Hurricane Isabel hit them almost dead-on. I chatted with my uncle Willard briefly on AIM on Monday, but he had to log off suddenly and I did not have any more contact with him after that. I supposed they were preparing for the hurricane, or possibly evacuating the area.

With Isabel’s arrival, of course, they lost electricity and will apparently be without it for about a week. They lost 7 trees on their property, 2 of which fell on their house. It’s dark so they can’t really see the extent of the damage yet, but nothing appears to be leaking.

My mother invited them to come stay in Tennessee for a while, as they will be without electricity for at least a week. My uncle indicated that they could not leave yet, as the roads out of the area are all flooded and the tunnels under the Chesapeake Bay are closed because they are full of water. He also wants to assess the damage to the house a little better.

The local Hampton Roads newspaper reports widespread power outages and a good deal of flooding. Newport News residents are advised not to use any water for the time being, due to low pressure in the water system that is being caused by problems at the local water treatment plant. My guess is that the plant is flooded and the water is contaminated.

Isabel was not as powerful when it hit as some people had feared, and to that I can only express relief. A lot of people could have died, and there are always some dumbasses in the Outer Banks (which are basically sandbars) who refuse to leave.

But I’m glad my relatives are ok.

One Response to “Reporting Live from Hurricane Isabel”
  1. THE SMART ONE says:

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