[genpcfr] power so far - URLS
- Going ahead and run this instead of holding for the index because it has
good URLS. Just remember these pictures were probably taken Thur before the
>Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 08:59:49 -0400watched, the footage they showed was on the south side of
>From: Elizabeth Ross
>Made it through the night! All the dieties must be listening. Apparently the
>Tar has crested late yesterday here in Greenville, with only 4" of leeway
>left to that miraculous power line. It's rained all night, and is still
>raining heavily, but the weathermen and the city officials are telling us
>that the additional flooding will affect the creeks worse than the rivers.
>That means that the people who were flooded the first time from the hurricane
>rain water will see more water, because it can't drain into the river just
>now. But the level should not rise along the river itself. This is not good
>news to their homes, but is fantastic news for Pitt County's ability to keep
>the power coming! Cross your fingers. The city officials said that if the
>raindrops don't splash too badly around the wire, it'll hold--still touch and
>go. The men in rafts continue to float along its length, pushing debris
>(including livestock carcases) away from the line.
>Kinston has seen a rise overnight, but the news has not covered it yet this
>morning. It takes a long time for the newsmen to get all the way around to
>mention all our neighbors--the area involved is too large. The air traffic
>restrictions over Greenville were being opened up yesterday to the news
>copters, and we've finally gotten some views of Pitt County--gasp! No wonder
>our roads are closed. All of Belvoir, Pactolus, Tranter's Creek (the north
>side of the river that we can't get to) look like one giant lake. The only
>way to cross the Tar-Pamlico this morning is the ferry at Aurora, but we
>can't get to Aurora either.
>Our mayor was just interviewed on the Today show, and while her message
>needed to be optimism and praise for the miracles we're having, I tIf you
>the river (my side), and was just a fraction of the devastation the north
>side is under.
>The Red Cross is still asking for help here,
>If the mail list people are still asking about areas beyond the reach of our
>local TV copters, remind them that coverage is difficult because of air
>traffic restrictions--reserved for emergency airlift and food-drop vehicles
>for the most part, and because ground travel out of Greenville and
>Washington's TV stations is more or less impossible. They are doing the best
>they can to get information out to the locals whose lives depend on it. These
>reporters have been on the air since last Weds. morning and should be
>commended, not criticized.
>The next round of problems are now being faced--disease from the polluted
>water supplies and rotting livestock, and snake bite cautions, and
>mosquitoes. The homes will not be safe to reenter for many more days, and
>thanks to the rain, the water here is not going down signigicantly on the
>large rivers. The Cashie, I understand, has receeded from the streets and
>buildings in Windsor, and grocery stores on higher ground are operational.
>That's good news for the people on the Bertie mail list. Goldsboro is still
>experiencing rising levels, which may affect Kinston downstream. Again, cross
>your fingers for those folks.
>There are many local stories of livestock rescues this morning--every horse
>and cow and goat saved is a blessing.
>If my reports have been biased to Greenville, forgive me, but it has been the
>center of rescue operations for several days now, and has gotten more
>information than other areas. If you want to see some pictures taken before
>the river flooding began, there is a website with some good pictures of my
>neighborhood. Begin at page 17 to see 5th St., or go to the index and look at
>all the pictures--about 40 altogether. The flood pictures you see here are
>the initial creek floods, before the real flooding began.
>and emergency phone numbers, etc., at WNCT's cooperative webhost's site at:
>I guess the flood pictures are scarce because it has been hard to get into
>those areas with a camera, and because it takes time to get the film
>developed. I have some shots myself, but haven't tried to get them developed
>yet. I'll show you my own tree later!
> The TV reporters just announced that
>they've been given air clearance for more areas today, so we'll get wider
>news after today. Let's hope this flash-flood warning doesn't finish off the