A Power Report
Elayne Riggs reports that her power is finally back on but she is putting off trying to get any gas until things calm down a bit.
Riverdaughter at The Confluence is still without power in New Jersey. There are large trees that have to be removed from major supply lines before there is any hope of restoration. The downed trees are also blocking roads. She has a generator, but getting gas for it is not easy. The local stations are not being resupplied yet, and those that have power are running out of fuel.
Decades of ignoring the infrastructure that started in earnest under Reagan are seeing the predicted results. Things are much worse than they need to be because the infrastructure hasn’t been maintained, much less modernized, to withstand a storm like Sandy.