April 03, 2006
SNN: Surly News Network

AZ and I are subscribed to the InstantUpdate service provided by the Surly News Network. This kicked into high gear last night, as the Southern Annex of KJ.com took a fairly direct hit from the storms which swept through the midwest. Some of the coverage is striking - see the before and afters here, for example. Note the presence of K for scale in one shot.

There's other coverage as well, of course. CNN covers the excitement in general, as does the Indianapolis Star. The H-T has a nice gallery you can get to for free, but everything else off the home page is inconveniently behind a paywall. But we're localists, and the southern annex is our chief concern, which SNN has been providing in spades.

Putting on the hat of the pundit, this is going to be a lengthy and difficult reconstruction, with the expenses appropriate to that assessment. But we have no loss of human life or limb, some minor structural risks, and a lot of potential firewood and mulch to contend with.

AZ and I will be making an onsite inspection (albeit without the Commander in Chief Members Only jacket) come the weekend, when work may already be underway.

Film at 11.

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Posted by esinclai at April 03, 2006 06:17 PM |

Cripes! Tornadoes in Monroe County too? 27 dead, they said on the radio. I wonder if this will topple the '74 outbreak.

Posted by: mike on April 3, 2006 08:05 PM

I wanna wear the Commander in Chief jacket! Yesss! "Plan for victory! Mission accomplished! Everything's going grrrreeat! Whooooo-" (Trips over large tree and falls into mud. Silence.)

Posted by: Anne on April 4, 2006 07:37 PM
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