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Pensacola Flood Recovery Instructions

Here are our recovery instructions quoting from the Pensacola News Journal:

“Caution. Stay off roads. Stay off bridges. Stay out of the water. Stay home, unless home is gone.” And in my wrecked neighborhood, boil all water for at least a minute until further notice.


More rain expected. People are not staying home. People are out and about, going to their jobs, keeping on keeping on. People are out helping one another clean out, carrying out soggy furniture and putting it by the curb. People are helping clean the trash. People are closing roads to make sure the underpinnings haven’t washed away. All our fire and police people are out doing extra duty, trying to keep us all safe and prevent chaos.


I saw a woman today with a T-shirt that said “medical examiner.” These days, you don’t know, there are shirts that say FBI and they aren’t FBI at all, or Alice in Chains, and it isn’t Alice in Chains. But as she turned around, the badge on her belt glinted in the light. She and her assistant  were taking out; between the flood and the prison explosion, I doubt she has gotten a lot of sleep.


May 1, 2014 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Community, Cultural, Family Issues, Financial Issues, Florida, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Safety, Weather, Work Related Issues | , ,

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