JohnnyO did, in the area of Codin, Alabama...  But as best I can tell, it
was all under 7 to 20 feet of sea water during teh storm, which would have
killed the controllers, batteries, inverter, and power supplies for the

Heck, I sincerely hope (and am not in the least optimistic) that the tower
is still standing...

I hope the storm surge covered the panels, and that would have protected
them - as they are environmentally sealed - or at least so I understand.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Thomas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: opportunityto help (wasRe: [WISPA] Hurricane?-

> Anyone got some big batteries and solar panels?
> John
> Mac Dearman wrote:
> >
> > I think there will be a time we could possibly help - in the future.
> > It will be about month before the power is restored, but then there
> > might be areas where power may be up next week around Biloxi, Gulf
> > Port...etc     The next problem would be if there is internet access
> > down there to be hooked in to that works! I understand from talking to
> > the power people (Entergy) that the whole power grid is ruined - - not
> > just down and it will have to be revamped from top to bottom so there
> > may not be any power for a while anywhere on the Gulf Coast. We
> > experienced power outages to "just South" of me yesterday and all
> > night  - - I am
> > miles North of New Orleans so that will give you an idea of the extent
> > of the grid problem they are facing. Vicksburg, Mississippi is exactly
> > 35 mile East of me on I-20 and they have had no power since the
> > Katrina and remain in the dark today as well as Jackson, Mississippi -
> > - their Capital. If it werent for back up generators at the main fiber
> > connections in Jackson, Mississippi we wouldnt be sending and
> > receiving these emails this morning.
> >
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