Okay, not exactly the type of History I've done, but this is certainly history in the making. The fourth largest city in the Country coming to a grinding halt for at least a week. Our major damage....we were one of the lucky ones:
A shed on my church grounds:
Debris along Hwy 146. After Ike, this was in the middle of the road, until it was pushed off to the side. It includes chairs, a roof, and a refrigerator:
As of today, over 1 million people are still without power, several 100,000 without water or are under 'boil' orders, and many still can't return to their homes. It's been said that some will be without power for up to 3 weeks. It's also worth noting that parts of Louisiana are still powerless, three weeks after Gustav struck.
While I understand the frustration, I think people need realize the parameters of this devastation. Houston has 26,000 miles of power lines....that's a lot of lines to follow and figure out where the outage problem starts. But people are out there working, one guy said he put in 16 hour days. We have workers from New Mexico, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida (that I know of, I'm sure there are more from other states) trying to get everyone back online. Though it only took Ike a few hours to do this, it'll take days, weeks, months and in some cases, years to recover. Patience is the key....which of course is easy for me to say, in my home which sustained minimal damage and has power back (though we were without for 4 days).
All I can say is God Bless us all. We'll be all right.