Friday, March 27, 2009

Redoubt Ash Is Falling On Homer!!

Homer - the little Alaskan town with a sense of humor - is now covered by Mt. Redoubt's volcanic ash. Gov. Sarah Palin has no plans to investigate any damage or side effects, even though, at over 5,000 residents, it about as big as Wasilla.

(from Alaska Daily News):

Ash began falling in Homer shortly before 2 p.m. The city sent workers home early, said City Manager Walt Wrede, before a purplish plume blocked the view across Cook Inlet and the smell of sulfur wafted into town. Businesses closed up, he said. By 4:45, skies had cleared and a small sprinkling of ash covered the snow.

(From Wikipedia):
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population was 5,364. One of Homer's nicknames is "the cosmic hamlet by the sea"; another is "the end of the road". A popular local bumper sticker characterizes the town as "Homer - A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem."
And to add from our cornucopia of useless knowledge: "It Takes A Village."

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