Late last week, just after the ice storm had hit, I opened up the paper and was surprised to see how little coverage of the storm there was. Since I drive between Huntington and Fort Wayne everyday, I get a interesting overview of conditions, and I knew conditions were not good--trees falling in front of me, Roanoke dark, four cars in ditches, stoplights out -- you were there, you know.
I had a Katrina kind of feeling--when I watched Brian Williams standing on a dry New Orleans street shortly after the storm hit, saying, well, it's not that bad. And then the levies broke and all the news media descended and we're still hearing about it.
That's the same kind of feeling I have right now. The ice lingers, the problems too, and finally we're hearing the words from the mayor and others I said to myself last week on my way home: Disaster area.
FortWayne.com : Fort Wayne news, sports, jobs, homes, cars: "It’s too early to put a price tag on the damage caused by heavy ice and strong winds, Lundberg said. Some of the claims reflect damage from downed trees."