Ever since this past weekend, if you've driven on St. Louis and Illinois interstates you've probably seen lots and lots of power trucks headed east to help restore electricity to the east coast after Hurricane Sandy hit. Driving over to Collinsville this morning I saw many more trucks from various midwest and southwest states loaded down with equipment and on their way to New York City and other eastern seaboard areas.
Somehow seeing this makes me feel patriotic and proud of our people, always willing to go where they're needed. I remember the horrible weather year of 2006 when St Louis was hit with storms in the heat of summer and power went out for days and days. Then again the last day of November an ice storm and deep freeze hit us and area power went down again. Always we had our own power people working day and night but also many workers from other states coming to help.