Saturday, May 9, 2009


In case you missed it in the news. Carbondale and Jackson County got hit with storms Friday with winds between 105 to 120 miles per hour. 80% of the city and county are without power and likely to stay that way until Tuesday. Traffic lights north of Mill Street are still out as of an hour ago, the northern end of Oakland Ave and a number of side streets are impassible and trees are down all over the Arbor District and northwestern area of the city Amerin has about 1300 people in the area, double their usual number. I've heard of only 4 deaths in the storm's entire path and only 1 here in Carbondale so that's good.

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