Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Neoreporting: The New Journalistic Frontier
Three ambulances, four fire trucks, a handful of squad cars, and dozens of Chicago's finest: creating a bottleneck on Belmont and trapping scores of passengers on the 77, 151, and 156 bus routes, emergency response teams are tending to the many elderly residents in the Bel Harbour Condominims. These residents have been without power for upwards of twelve hours, and counting, due to last night's harrowing storm. Many live in relative luxury above the twentieth floor, but without an operating elevator, most are stranded without air conditioning and face rising temperatures. They are unable to take the stairs, which in addition to being steep, hot, and stagnant, are currently pitch black. Our team of neocorrespondents are are the scene now. We hope to have a quantitative analysis of the grid failures soon. UPDATE: Once again, the Tribune is a step behind, and, not surprisingly, they focus on Lincoln Park residents; no doubt there were many others throughout the city. Very paleo.