The Great Southern Ohio Black Out

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Sunday afternoon we southern Ohioians got some bad… baaaaaad winds – people getting blown off the highways, trees down and debris everywhere.  I was only without power for about 6 hours last night before my electric company (a “rural electric cooperative”) got me back up and running.  Most people around this area use Duke Electric or DP&L – both of which have around 225,000 customers without power (each) as I write this blog.  While sitting in the dark with my MacBook running on battery power, connected to the internet doing some work with my Sprint air card it sort of hit me how far we’ve come technology-wise in just the last 10 years.  I thought it was awesome I was able to access my computer and the internet even though the power was down for miles – so much so that I had to blog about it 🙂

Here are some interesting pictures of the damage (from

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