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Day four

On day four, there are still well over 100,000 people without electricity in the Metro, many times that number statewide. They opened the Cox Convention Center as a shelter today, but over 300 of its 700 slots were filled with overflow from other shelters. But after Katrina, the idea of a shelter with the name “Convention Center” is probably pretty disturbing.

About a third of the Oklahoma City schools are without power, which means that they will have to remain closed tomorrow. Hopefully we will be a bit luckier. [Update: Nope – they’ve decided to close the schools for the remainder of the week].  Apparently, if you can’t accommodate all your students, you can’t open any of your schools…which is a shame, considering that “school” probably means heat and a hot meal for a lot of children who currently have neither.

In a disaster, you expect the demand for shelters to start high and then fall off. In a case like this, on the other hand, I suppose people stay in their houses as long as possible, but over the course of a couple days without heat, they become uninhabitable. There’s also a steady stream of reports of fires caused by “alternative heat sources”.


One Response

  1. Bossman just got power back.


    One week without electricity.

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