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The recent movement of Hurrican Ike through Ohio proved the old point, if you dont' like the weather, stick around for a day, it'll change. Responses for down utility lines rolled into departnments across the affected area for about 18 hours. I've always been amazed that the fire department is the only entity that can figure out what type of line is hanging from a pole. Why is that? And so in the Central Region of Ohio around Columbus, it went on for about 11 days with a lot of people in the dark. Fending for themselves and living much like the Amish with no electricity. It would have been a lot worse if it were colder, probably tragic. The cleanup of tree limbs and leaves will continue for a while, until the next tragedy.

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