A week or so ago when we lost power to about 100K people in SE Texas I was in the dark along with everyone else. The phone at Entergy was constantly busy so I figured it was a pretty big outage. I grabbed my old scanner, loaded it up with some batteries, and started hitting the freqs. First stop was the AM stations and no one, even the news/sports channels, were talking about it so I hit the Public Service bands. Sure enough, I came across some HAMs on a battery powered repeater talking about what was going on. I got more info from 10 min of listening to them than what I had attempted to find out in the previous 30 minutes. So if you're a HAM, it might not be just other HAMs out there that are listening and learning. Thanks.