|Still hanging on!
||[Jun. 13th, 2007|09:05 pm]
Helicopters finally came. I think I owe my life to professormortis for alerting them to my location, and to j_stone_ for getting the word out that there *was* a rescue operation. I was up on the windy roof for a couple of hours. I stopped hearing noises below me after the first hour, but there was no way I was going to chance it at that point. Just as it was getting dark the rescue crew found me. They didn't end up taking me to the Pike rest stop. Apparently there was some crowding issues, or long term safety concerns, or helicopter landing access, or something like that. I'm at the state prison down the way. The one you see when you're driving along the pike. There's a lot of unease right now. The guards are as worried about the inmates getting restless as the dead shambling around outside. It's been a bit of a chaos in here getting everything sorted out and people settled down. Phones are problematic in here, and cell phones aren't getting much signal. Everyone wants to send e-mail to loved ones, but there are only 30 or so computers in the prison's cluster, and maybe twice that in offices that they have pressed into use. People are only being given 5 minutes at a time. The only reason I'm getting more time is because I've been volunteering to help get the network opened up for civilians and military who have brought computers in, and getting more systems set up and communicating. The inmates are all in their cells for the time being, and the civilians are in the library, and the gym, and the dining area. Did you know that the Aramark food here in the prison is better than what we got in college? Hopefully these walls designed to keep people in will hold at keeping the dead out. For now they aren't letting anyone out, and I don't know when they will. I'm alive, and hope to see you in a week or two. I can't tell you how many people here are in emotional shock, having seen the carnage, or worse, watched it happen to people they knew and loved. Everyone is clustered around the television now, as there are still some news crews braving it to give reports. They're not actually out on the street now, but they're sharing what information they have, and it looks grim. Even if we do survive, the economy might not, and I'm scared about how different and bleak the world is going to be after this. I'm scared that some of my friends or family haven't made it. Sleep is a long ways away yet, so I'm going to go see what else I can do to find out what is going on and get the civilian reports for the national guardsmen here.
**UPDATE**: Crap, they got Mr. Wizard!
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