Hope everyone made it through today ok. Phones were down in Allen most of the afternoon. When I say phones I mean PHONES, land line, cells, everything was off and on dead for about 5 hours. I was sitting on the couch minding my own business before it all started when they sirens went off. So I decided I'll hop in the car and pick up my boys from school instead of making them walk. Long story short it took me over 3 hours to collect my THREE kids from the TWO schools they attend less than ONE city block in any given direction from my house. Let me tell you, having been trained on emergency response, traffic control and worked a few shelters....... I was not amused with Charlie Foxtrot the school district rolled out, or failed to roll out as the case may be.