This afternoon Cara called from Cincy. She was outside - and it sounded like she was in the middle of Hurricane Ike! Today Cincinnati has experienced their own mini-hurricane (like a category 1).
Over 500,000 people are without power. Including Cara.
They say it might be 3-4 days before the power is back on!
Here's what WCPO.com says on their website:
Winds gusting at hurricane force left hundreds of thousands of people without power in the Tri-State Sunday. After the winds subsided, many residents were faced with the daunting task of cleaning up.
Wind gusts approached 80 mph -- speeds of a Category 1 hurricane. Sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph -- wind speeds of a tropical storm.
The last I read, three people had lost their lives. There is major damage to buildings, homes, cars.
The good news: Cara and her friends are all ok.
Photos courtesy of http://www.wcpo.com/