Nothing too exciting happening in the E.C. tonight. I patrol Midtown and Queen's Row but it's pretty dead. I call 911 for a drunk woman in Queen's Row who is having chest pains, then split just as the cops and ambulance arrive. That's about it.
It's a clear night, though, and on the northern horizon I can see eerie bands of purple light shimmering in the sky above the space zombie apocalypse zone. Normally the Aurora Borealis isn't visible from Evergreen City, but as the talking heads on CNN remind us, the phenomenon we're seeing isn't actually the Northern Lights, but something more sinister entirely. (see post Yes! Space Zombie Apocalypse! 1/22/05) It's spooky. Looking at it gives me goosebumps.
I was right about the Storm Riders, though. The Canadian government called them in, as well as half the Canadian army, a unit of U.S. Army Rangers, and representatives from F.E.M.A. Details are sketchy, primarily because the phenomenon plays havoc on any sort of electronics, but it doesn't look good.
Quiet night. Maybe everybody stayed at home tonight watching the end of the world on cable.