ATC still had power.
These.The terminals were dark. The tower was fine.
This is one of the reasons that I take a fully charged Mophie external battery with me when I travel.Cell phones barely worked, if at all, and because people were using the lights on their phones and running down the batteries, there was no way to recharge them.
I have one of those too, and take it with me when I expect I might need a remote recharge. I also have spare cell phone batteries that I can charge in advance. But I bet 90% of those airport victims didn't have anything like that.This is one of the reasons that I take a fully charged Mophie external battery with me when I travel.
I usually love what Boortz has to say but he's off the mark there. Airside security is federal. I despise the TSA and it wouldn't surprise me at all if they demanded nude pictures of first responders before they could go put out the fire, but assuming they did, there wouldn't be anything Atlanta could do about it.Boortz roasted the city of Atlanta about this this morning. Apparently there was quite a lengthy delay in getting police and fire on the same because they were forced to go through security.
And the mayor, who is known for using fully lit police vehicles to get around traffic in town (unlawfully), apparently took 4 hours to show up at the airport to assess the situation.
The best thing this state could do would be the seize the airport from the city of Atlanta.