Y2K came a bit later than expected. I was pretty sure I could count on a smooth transition to emergency mode at my workplace, due, in no small part, to the preparations made for Y2K. I'm writing this from my workplace where all seems to be functioning well on emergency power.
I'm without power or phone at home and have no real estimate of its return. I'll get it when I get it. I was able to scrounge a few batteries for flashlights and radio which should get me through the next few days. Food could become problematic. The water supply is not safe and we are told to boil it. Right. Luckily I have some bottled on hand.
Traffic is chaotic with no functional traffic lights and I wonder if gasoline can be pumped without electricity. I have enough to last a while. This is a little different than any other power outages I've endured. Most of the others were sporadic. This is total. I wonder if the grocery stores will open. I wonder what happened. I wonder if we'll ever really know
"Detroit Edison cannot confirm exactly when all power will be fully restored, but they're hopeful that most customers will be back on line before the end of the weekend," she said.
posted by Cyndy