Many Vexed as Post-Isabel Blackouts Persist Five days after Hurricane Isabel swept through the Mid-Atlantic states, an estimated 1.4 million people are still without electricity and may remain so until the end of the week. For many, patience is wearing thin, and some wonder why the system is so vulnerable in the first place. Hear NPR's Kathleen Schalch.
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Many Vexed as Post-Isabel Blackouts Persist

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Many Vexed as Post-Isabel Blackouts Persist

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Many Vexed as Post-Isabel Blackouts Persist

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Five days after Hurricane Isabel swept through the Mid-Atlantic states, an estimated 1.4 million people are still without electricity and may remain so until the end of the week. For many, patience is wearing thin, and some wonder why the system is so vulnerable in the first place. Hear NPR's Kathleen Schalch.