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.
Technorati Tags: bloomingtonINPosted by esinclai at April 03, 2006 06:17 PM |