Monday, February 17, 2014

Ice Storm & Earthquake

Since last Wednesday my Augusta, Georgia area has been the home of a major ice storm and some earthquake rumbles.  It's certainly not business as usual around here.  An ice storm is about as common as an earthquake for us.  The storm had broad impact and took out many old trees and limbs off of almost every tree.  Ice claimed the Eisenhower Tree on the 17th hole at Augusta National.  Across the region a half million people lost power.  The power lineman crews have worked day and night, and today are down to the last hundreds that need electricity returned.  Recent days have been a time to figure out how to stay warm and take care of daily concerns we usually don't think twice about.  Now we clean up, check in on neighbors, and come together as a community to return to normal.  After all, the world comes to town for the first full week of April for the Masters Tournament. 

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