The town is small, and the lots are smaller. Many of the houses are well over 50 years old, adobe, and are on tiny lots of 25' by 100' and the people are mostly fourth and fifth generation Hispanics. Nice folks, though. Mostly farm jobs, harvesters, and other manual labor jobs.
- Almost every house has a garden. Mostly a few stalks of corn, and a few squash.
- Almost 30% of homes had chickens of some sort.
- Most houses have well used clothesline in the backyard.
- Most yards are fenced in, and sometimes departmentalized for a dog.
- The more run down and beat up the house/trailer was, the bigger and better the garden produced.
- There was at least a dozen dogs that was barking the entire time I walked down the street.
- These people took redneck engineering to a whole new level.
For the most part, people looked stocked up with wood, their adobe houses were well insulated, and they were trying to produce their own food. However, the general upkeep of the city blocks made it look like year one post-SHTF.
However, the city has no backup power for the lift stations for the sewer, so 24 hours after the power goes out, sewage will start to back up into houses. Water is fed by a water tank, but once again, no backup power. Thank goodness I get to submit budget items and get the city prepared for... power outages. It's like prepping for a 2,300 people at once.