Hurricane Ike

Seem like just last week we were worried about Hurricane Gustav, well this week we had Ike. Ike actually made it up as a hurricane. First off the family is all fine and no damage to our houses. Although there are many, many people who can say that tonight and our prayers go out to them. We are without power (from the power company anyway) just like everybody else and I expect that to continue for a while.

Around the farm we have a lot of trees and stuff down. i had to drag one with the truck and cut another one up with the chainsaw just to get down the road. I saw a lot of downed trees and such today but I don’t think that anyone around here was injured or suffered any major damage. Of course I haven’t been in contact with everyone but i did man my scanner most of the day listing to the county road department and police and fire. Finally i was able to get on the laptop and dialup to see what was going on in the rest of the places.

Now the second thing thats been on my mind is the bank branches and how things are with them. All but our operations center and one branch with an automatic generator are down. There is even a report that one of the branches, the southernmost one has roof damage or no roof at all. I know there is a little damage externally at the branch I work out of, but nothing major. I guess Monday morning will be a little crazy.

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