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Well, I still love my state and most of my community. Despite Governor Greg "Death Cult" Abbott deciding to lift the mask order and open everything up 100%, pretty much every business I know has said "Nah dawg, we're gonna listen to the CDC, health officials, doctors, nurses, and pretty everyone else who isn't an unreasonable psycho. Masks and distancing still required. Fuck you for trying to win over the Trumpers for your upcoming election."
Giovanni said:Freddy said:The aftermath of this is going to be rather interesting. Our mayor just posted a graphic showing that our municipal electric company paid more in the last 4 days than it did in the last two years combined, and that's with most people just flat out not even getting any of that power for any meaningful amount of time.
Edit: Just saw this article explaining Denton's situation. https://dentonrc.com/business/denton-municipal-electric-seeking-to-borrow-up-to-300-million-following-winter-storm/article_b59c7847-6962-5fd3-a580-1ed71b269df5.html
The aftermath of this is going to be rather interesting. Our mayor just posted a graphic showing that our municipal electric company paid more in the last 4 days than it did in the last two years combined, and that's with most people just flat out not even getting any of that power for any meaningful amount of time.
I'm the head of emergency preparedness/disaster response over a staff of 20. Also a client list about the same, all of which are elderly, high risk, and not guaranteed power. Honestly, we've been really lucky so far. We got on top of things asap, and me being in the same grid section as a fire station has allowed me to effectively coordinate our response without interruption. We've had a few people who have gone to stay with family, but as of now that has been out of precaution rather than strict necessity. None of our old folks have froze to death, and we haven't lost contact for a prolonged period of time.All that being said, I feel a little guilty that I've personally had it so easy. I'm basically just sitting in my warm luxury apartment, eating hot meals, with uninterrupted All Bills Paid utilities, just watching the snowpocalypse go on outside my window.Don't get me wrong, I still unplugged most appliances, turned down my thermostat, and have not ran my dishwasher or washer/dryer all week. But still, I don't have kids or pets, and definitely have way more than I need right now.