Its days like today that explain why firefighters and police are well-paid.
This morning there were nonstop accidents, especially out on the interstate and in the country.
The fire department had to respond to dozens if not hundreds of power lines down calls, and even the Chief was out checking on them. They had people out in almost every vehicle they could find.
There was also a fire out where they're building the new Great Escape Pool and Billiards out on Elmore.
You'd think maybe criminals would take a day off during this, but there were 2 major incidents. The first one was a strong-arm robbery or home invasion which I believe was up near 15th and Iowa. (Cruiser's hood, I think) Apparently the victim was assaulted and threatened with a gun, and had an X-box stolen.
The second incident was originally sent out as a man trying to kill himself by cutting off his leg. Soon after the cops arrived they called out that shots were fired, and later explained that he came at them with a knife and they were forced to fire. Here's an early QCTimes article about it.
Not a great day.
I suspect than many of you won't be reading this today as a lot of people are still out of power. My power hasn't been out at all today, but the cable and internet were off for several hours this afternoon. It sounds like its going to be several days before everything is back to normal.