Sorry for no update from me yesterday. After working roughly 19 hour days (7am till noon from home. 1pm till 2am at work.) I finally had a day off yesterday. So I took the day for myself. I had a few errands that needed to be run, including mailing a package to my brother who is stationed in Iraq. I also tried to catch up on some sleep.
Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power across this region this morning. People are still in search of information as to when the power will be back. Unfortunately, it is hard for us to get answers because we are having a hard time getting a hold of people. The best thing for everyone is to have patience.
In some spots it could be the middle/end of next week until the power is restored at the earliest. I have a feeling that some people will be without power for weeks.
It is also affecting areas outside of the Heartland (southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky). I got a call from my cousin who is on the bank board of a bank located in northern Illinois. It turns out that their bank has a data line that goes through Paducah, KY. So he was interested to know when data lines might be back up in Western Kentucky because it is affecting business at the bank. Unfortunately, there is no answer.
What I do know is that the Kentucky Governor was in Paducah yesterday and announced that the National Guard would be bringing in 5 of the communications trucks to try and establish some way of communication in the area.