When two readers, within fifteen minutes, alert you to the same post, I always make sure to check it out.Â And they were right.Â This one is worthy of a link.
Michelle Malkin received a letter from a reader in Paducah, Kentucky who wrote to tell her just how bad things were in the Bluegrass State, “The situation is much more depressing for those who live in the rural area of our region as utility poles were snapped in half by the weight of the ice all over far Western Kentucky.”Â According to the Paducah Sun:
The word from utility workers with direct Katrina experience is that ice storm devastation to western Kentucky’s power grid is worse than that inflicted by the infamous Gulf Coast hurricane.
â€œWe’ve got linemen here from southern Mississippi who were there when Katrina hit, who worked the area after the hurricane,â€ said Kevin Inglish, a spokesman for West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corp.â€
What stands out Michelle’s correspondent is that “no news anchors from any of the Big 3 or any cable news channel including Fox News” have flown in to cover the devastation as they ran to cover Katrina.
The president has yet to visit the region.
If you want to help out, FEMA lists volunteer agencies providing relief efforts.
Michelle details some of the relief efforts here.
UPDATE from Bruce (GayPatriot):Â Â President Obama Reads Children’s Book While Poor White Folks in Kentucky Ignored After Natural Disaster.
Hey, this scene looks familiar…. My Pet Goat, Obama Style!Â (h/tÂ – Grande Conservative Blogress DivaÂ Nominee, Ann Althouse)
Who would have thought that President Obama would make President Jimmy Carter look competent and in-touch?