It's been an adventure living in the midst of the Derecho Zone this week, and one I won't care to repeat. If you haven't heard about the storm that left millions without power across five states last Friday night, you can find out a little about what it is over at The Ravens Crossing, where our season 1 finale postings have been delayed. We are still in a state of emergency in Virginia. Millions are still without power in the 100 degree temperatures. Those of us who have our power restored (ours came back on yesterday in the wee hours of the morning) have begun turning our homes into makeshift shelters and taking supplies and provisions around town to help our community.
Luckily, there are a couple of grocery stores that have power and have been able to truck in food, so we have enough to last us for a while, and we are safe. The National Guard arrived today with ice and meals for people who have not been able to get out of their neighborhoods. And more power gets restored daily. I'm one of those out around town each day, so if you are still without power at home, but are somehow getting this news from a portable WiFi or something, please know that people are working hard all over town to get your power restored. Thanks to all you AEP personal who've been out there working non-stop in this heat. You are my heros!! In our immediate area, The Salvation Army is giving out free meals, and some schools in the area are being turned into cool schools if you need respite from the heat. Some of the area colleges are providing cheap meals from their cafeterias, as well. So, if you can get out, there are some options around town. Head towards your larger area centers, areas of the most population, where there are lots of shopping and restaurants, Wal-Marts, or larger schools, and you are likely to find power restored in most of those areas at this point.
I would like to apologize again to all The Ravens Crossing fans who've been following our stories. We will get the season 1 finale out to you as soon as we possibly can. In the meantime, I hope those of you affected by this storm are taking care of yourselves. Don't feel like dancing? If this Derecho's got you down, I recommend some Scissor Sisters. They'll cheer you up when nothing else can! Stay safe out there, peeps!