Governor Declares State of Emergency; Go Check On Your Neighbors
I guess I was a bit glib about tonight’s storms earlier. My daughter was having a sleepover and everybody got together in the living room to watch the wind whip around the trees. The power flickered a few times, going out once, but nothing more serious happened here. But throughout town, power is out, and through West Virginia, news is trickling in that things are worse still. And, because this is West Virginia, it’s worse everywhere in the midst of a massive heatwave.
The governor has declared a state of emergency. I’m happy to post any updates if they’ll be helpful, but for the time being, check on your elderly neighbors, make sure that if people don’t have water and air-conditioning that they have a way to get some, and hang tight. The next few days have just gone from frightfully hot to downright dangerous for many.