Power is back on at Casa 1Y, but internet is not. Word on the street is that my regional cable provider station office thing was hit (the largest tornado in the county was over 400 meters across; not the path of destruction, but the tornado itself). That means I get to travel about half an hour one-way to get to a Starbuck's with a different internet provider. By the looks of it, it's serving as an internet refugee camp. Don't expect there to be news updates until the recovery is further along, but I will be making a daily trek out to post our new creative content and bar exam prep materials.
I understand that something happened in the news yesterday, but I want to remind everyone that the folks in Alabama are still a long way from a full recovery and your support is still needed.
While there are dozens of groups you can give to, we recommend making donations to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, or the Governor's Tornado Relief Fund.
Or, if you want to help the students at UA Law directly, you can make a donation to the SBA's tornado relief fund through PayPal. They are able to provide individual support to the law students who were affected by the storm. I know some of you take home fat paychecks, so maybe spend one less evening at Capital Grille or Peter Luger's and instead help these kids out.
Also, I want to take a moment to put to rest some ugly rumors that have been floating around. No, despite the power outages and damage to the University of Alabama, Auburn is not a peer institution.