Weather: Look at that: a normal forecast: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph, decreasing to 25 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
Post-Ian: It’ll be the first beautiful day of fall, but all courts, schools and some government offices will remain closed as recovery and clean-up efforts ramp up, shelters at Bunnell and Rymfire Elementary close and are cleaned up, and people catch up on sleep.
Notably: The 4.4 million cubic yard of concrete, 726-foot Hoover Dam was dedicated on this day in 1935, notable because there is something of a death watch on the dam’s ability to continue producing electricity, now that Lake Mead, behind it, is evaporating. From CNN: “The Bureau of Reclamation predicts there is a 1-in-5 chance the lake could fall to 1,000 feet by 2025, which is only 50 feet above the minimum level needed for Hoover Dam to generate electricity. And it’s just 105 feet above the lake’s dead-pool level – the point at which water won’t flow freely through the dam and generate power. Instead, power would be needed to pump water through the dam.”
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Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
For the full calendar, go here.
It was 2020, an election was looming, and RBG was dying. During lockdown, we learn in the book, Totenberg’s home was the one place Ginsburg went other than her own apartment. Their weekly Saturday suppers made Totenberg one of the few Americans to lay eyes on the justice during the months of isolation. By July, Ginsburg could not climb the six steps into the house without a bodyguard holding her around the waist. At her apartment, she fell asleep midmeal, a fork still in her hand. She wore clothes meant to disguise how much weight she’d lost. Her gloves — which had become a fashion statement — were actually there to cover the IV wounds on her hands. After a hospital stay, she confessed, for the first time, that she had thought she was going to die there.
–From “Nina Totenberg Had a Beautiful Friendship With RBG. Her Book About It Is an Embarrassment,” Politco, September 23, 2022.
don miller says
look at growth of las vegas and along Colorado river and tell me we aren’t drinking more than exists and then they redirect the runoff away from lake mead. 200 yrs ago no problem fewer people. now we grow with no regards to quality and quantity of water. You see the pals of the elected buy bare recharge land and get it re/up zoned to more density and build 50ft lots=more consumption=water scarcity. then blame climate change and we buy it.. jokers.
Pam Walker says
Pierre. Sorry to rant but FPL is just worthless. We have been without power or wifi since Thurs at 5am. Everyone around Grand Haven has power now but us. Woodlands/ C Section/ Canals/ Palm Coast Plantation/ parts of the Hammock all have power. Friends in Seminole Woods/W Section/ Indian Trails and other areas have power. A friend also saw 4 FPL trucks at Walmart doing nothing and they told her they had been parked there for 2 days, sleeping in their trucks and waiting for instructions as to what to do and where to go!!
Can you spell mismanagement!
Why are the supposed “high end neighborhoods “ the last ones to get power back? Some of us who live here have to work ( home offices) to make a living so we can live here. Hope you make some noise about this as I feel we are being stigmatized!
Pierre Tristam says
Pam, I feel for you, and I am with you. The (seemingly) arbitrary way FPL goes about restoring power, or the mysterious way it does so (if it has a plan, it’s not sharing it with us), and the fact that it doesn’t position linemen in sch a way that no outage, outside of areas where infrastructure was destroy, should last unreasonably long, all argues for a legislative change: they are a monopoly, they should be regulated as such. The Public Service Commission is a joke, being bought up by the utility industry as it is.
Pam – Aren’t you the entitled one. Why should your ‘high-end neighborhood’ have power restored before anyone else? Are you really that important? If you really are such ‘high-end’ people and you lives are so very critical to society, why do you not have a generator? Sounds like a first world problem.
As for your friends comments about the FPL trucks at Walmart, doesn’t your friend have something better to do than surveil FPL equipment? And is it slightly possible that the crew was simply tired of being harassed by folks like your friend and and gave them some BS answer? Maybe the crews were just on a break from working well into the night in conditions that would make you cry for your mama. Rain, wind, darkness and equipment that can kill in an instant – all to provide you with electricity that you take for granted. Try it sometime, if you have the fortitude to leave your ‘home office’. Sounds like your friend either needs a life or is simply a busy-body making up a story to stir resentment.
Bottom line, you live in Florida; hurricanes are a fact of life, power does go out; either get a generator or deal with the power outages like the rest of the plebes. But of course, it is all about you.