My nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for letters to the editor, if there were such a thing, in the aftermath of the great power outage:
Monday, July 2, my third morning in the heat without power (and no power at my workplace), imagine my relief when I saw on the middle of the front page of my print version of the paper, topics listed with potentially helpful information about “The commute,” “Government workers,” “Summer school,” “Weather” and, most importantly, “Heat survival.” Then imagine my utter shock when we were directed to find this information at washingtonpost.com! Was I supposed to turn on my fan to cool off, and listen to my radio while I looked this up on my dead computer? I looked through the paper’s articles about the storm for any references to what seemed available only online. Not a trace. I was aghast. Was it a joke?
It was incomprehensible to me that those of us struggling with power outages were told to use our computers to find this much-needed information. Please use your heads.
Sharon Dodd, Rockville