The Lansing State Journal reports Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is urging folks whose power remains out to go to a warming center. LSJ quotes the mayor: “Don’t tough it out at home. It’s too cold.”
Bernero is himself without power. But he notes his wife Teri had two gas-fired fireplaces installed, so they are able to stay relatively warm.
Meanwhile, Governor Rick Snyder’s office issued the press release below in the afternoon today, Christmas Eve.
Don’t you feel encouraged by their leadership and decisive action and warmed by their caring and concern?
Neither addressed the fact that this is Day Three of a widespread, life-threatening emergency. Isn’t it time to consider calling in the National Guard to go door-to-door on Christmas Eve, to ensure everyone gets the mayor’s message? And what about those folks who are elderly or infirm? How do they get to the warming shelters? How do they know where to go? What about families with infants?
Yes, we know the crews are working hard. But are there enough of them? How are they prioritizing which neighborhoods are served first? Couldn’t the Guard bring in its generators and electrical restoration expertise? Or do we only do that in Middle Eastern countries these days?
Wunderground.com predicts temperatures in Lansing will plunge to 11 degrees tonight. That’s dangerous without heat or lights.
State and local authorities worked together and had the National Guard scouring neighborhoods for the domestic terrorists the day after the Boston bombing. Three days later and this is all we get?
So if they want us to just eat cake, I propose gluten-free Golden Harvest Cake. I am one of the lucky folks who still has power (though I worry what will happen when high winds roll in tonight).
This cake just came out of the oven. It’s made with butternut squash (healthy) and praline frosting (sinful). Click here for the recipe on Vegetarian Times. Double the recipe and change the wheat flour to 1 C coconut flour and 2 C all-purpose GF flour (I prefer Bob’s Red Mill flours).
Welcome to the icepocalypse. Do you promise to remember to remember on future election days?