It was 93 when I tried to go to bed last night with a heat index of 104. The air was heavy and still to the point you couldn’t breath very well. My wife and I finally gave up trying to sleep in our house. And at 10:30 last night we packed up the kids and took them to Laura’s sister house for some relief.
I can’t help but wonder how many people died last night because of the heat? Apparently, our Governor Matt Blunt called for a state of an emergency for St. Louis yesterday and sent 300 National Guard to help.
Ameren says that there are still 407,499 people without power as of this morning and it could be 5 days before it’s restored. It has been 36 hours since the storm hit at 7:10 pm Wednesday night.
It’s going to be a long weekend.