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Sep 17, 2004 3:28 pm

Shelter from the Storm

[cross-posted at Austro-Athenian Empire]

Well, Ivan has passed over Auburn, with less damage than predicted. My power was out for only 19 hours -- compared with two days for my last hurricane (Fran, Chapel Hill NC, in ’96). Auburn’s email server is back up. I can begin to recover from my IWS (Internet Withdrawal Symptoms). Oh, and, like, cook food and stuff.

I haven’t been in to the office yet but I assume things are all right on campus. Tomorrow's Auburn-LSU football game is still scheduled to go ahead (classes may be cancelled, but not the really important things ....).

Alabama's gulf coast is in much worse shape -- I hope my friends at Mobile's University of South Alabama are OK. (More selfishly, I hope Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are back in shape in time for our end-of-October philosophy conference there.)

Yesterday the automated phone message at Alabama Power was saying that power would be restored"at 5:00 p.m., October 1st." Happily, they seem to have gotten to things a bit sooner.

Thanks, Aeon, for sending me to that great photo!

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Sheldon Richman - 9/17/2004

Welcome back, Roderick. Glad to hear everything's okay. My daughter at the University of Montevallo came though fine also.