on the other hand, my grandmother, who lives near decatur general hospital, which did manage have power left, decided to do laundry and go about her business as usual, which is what most of her neighborhood did, thereby overloading the circuit so the city cut power to everything except the hospital itself. >>
thankfully, none of my family was injured or had their homes damaged much (though my cousin did find newspapers from souther mississippi in their front yard O.o). my heart goes out to everyone who was directly or indirectly affected. nature's a bitch sometimes. :(
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