As Dave points out, the city's response to the storm has been pretty so-so. From a purely personal viewpoint, I have seen much greater response from Ameren, Verizon and the state police than I have from the city. Heck, I've seen more private tree removal services on the north side than I have city equipment. Mayor Cole announce on the radio this morning that updates on the city's recovery statues would be posted on the Carbondale Police website but those updates didn't start showing up until late this morning and is only assessable by those with power and internet access.
As of right now, 76% of Jackon County and 62% of Williamson county are still without power.