As if hammering St. Louis with a storm literally from out of nowhere — only about two hours notice — this morning, we had a more traditional severe storm line run through the area. We’d gotten hot again, and that, along with a front moving through spelled trouble again.
By this morning, there were only 300,000 folks without power. After the storm, the number was back to over 500,000 again. Beck’s folks had been without power since Wednesday’s storm, and had just had it return, only to lose it again in the midday storms. There wasn’t quite as much damage in the immediate local area, but it was still a blow to folks who were trying to get the infrastructure back online.
My hat’s off to them, and my heart’s out to those who are having to deal with the fallout from these storms in their lives!