The following set of Real Revo posts are fictional. None of this happened.
May 6th, 1945: I just got back from the gas station. I figured I had better stock up on gasoline. Surprisingly, there wasn’t much of a line. Small town Iowa… I got 28 gas gallons including three five gallon paint buckets. Nobody said boo about illegal containers. I also topped of the tank of my pickup for another 24 gallons. If they stop all trucking, there won’t be much more to be had. The shelves in the convenience store were empty. Damn. I only have about 20 lbs of dog food.
May 6th, 2255: New York, San Francisco, Houston and Minneapolis are locked down with 24 hour curfews. Nobody is allowed in or out. Police and National Guard are stopping people but plenty are sneaking out anyway. How in the hell do you lock down whole cities? It would seem that the terrorists’ claim that they released the virus in 100 cities is bullshit. There is no sign of widespread outbreaks elsewhere. I feel sorry for anyone in these cities. Are there any Revoistas in these areas?
It looks like this is the real thing. I hope you have been reading the survival tips and getting ready. It is too late to start now.
May 7th, 0225: Well, they may not have released the virus in 100 cities, but there are outbreaks popping up all over. It seems that infected people were able to travel before the lock down and now it is spreading. Whole planeloads out of New York and the other cities are sick. Damn, folks, this is worst case scenario. It isn’t contained. We are looking at a full pandemic. Thank God we are indoors. No reports in Iowa… yet.
They are now saying that United Airlines crash in western Nebraska yesterday was out of JFK in New York. They are speculating that the crew was too sick to fly. This thing must come on like lightning!
May 7th, 0556:Shit. I just got of the phone with my parents in Fort Lauderdale. There is a major outbreak in Miami. They are indoors but they are not set up for a long haul inside. Damn it! Damn it Damn it! They are stuck and there is nothing I can do to help them.
I was right. According to my local news, gas stations are already running out of fuel. I need to go double check my propane tanks right now.
May 7th, 0802: Thank God. My daughter just made it home from Iowa City. My son and his family are a block away in their home. He isn’t stocked with much food. I hope this thing passes quickly because there is already nothing left in stores.
CNN is now reporting outbreaks all over the US. Most are smaller than in the four major cities but for how long? If this thing continues to spread…
May 7th, 0842: Bleach. You need bleach. I just checked my stock. Two and a half gallons. I wish I had more. Bleach is a disinfectant. You need bleach to disinfect your hands and anything else you come in contact with. Keep bleach and water in a bucket for constant use.
I had meant to buy and store a 50 lb bag of HTH: swimming pool chlorine powder. I didn’t do it. Damn.
May 7th, 0909:CNN is now saying that there have been outbreaks in 46 states. Iowa too in Des Moines and Mason City. The News Networks are saying that everyone should stay indoors. I don’t know what the hell is going on, however. Fox is running a week old Hannity and CNN has repeats too. WTF? The only updates are on the ticker on the bottom of the page.
May 7th, 1109:One of my local stations just went off the air. I also notice the blog is getting pretty slow to load. In fact, a lot of the net is getting goofy. Is anyone else seeing this?
Coming Up: Part 3