Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Geez louise

OK, now that all hell has quit breaking loose:

Strong wind did not destroy our home, nor are many dead, unless you count the trees, but wow. Big storm, big wind, lots of trouble. As for us, just a little damage when the power crews re-hooked up our electricity (the power pole was destroyed by a falling tree). The front page for that day is here.

Anyway, the paper had to publish off site, a new one for me, and the first time in memory the paper couldn't get out at the plant. A good video about that is here, produced by my friend and colleague Carlos. Complete with my messy hair, cackling and a nice shot of the butterfly lady (and the rest of the crew, of course).

The video is from our makeshift newsroom - we could finish the paper in town but had to use an out-of-town press - and around town, which as you can see took a decent wallop from the wind. Not a big storm from a global perspective, but a good thumping for this city.

Needless to say, this was a great day from a work perspective. Pretty sad for our city, though. No human casualties were reported, though.

The past few days have been pretty busy, in a good way...

1 comment:

lulu said...

While your hair is outstanding, the best part of the video is the sound of the leaves on the pavement at the very beginning. Glad you and yours are all ok.