are we really ready?

@littleowl (7157)
March 10, 2008 9:02am CST
with all the weather going haywire and flowers etc coming out too early- the seasons changing especially in the uk-are any of us really for the force of nature and the damage it can do? the other week in the uk we had an earthquake causing quite a lot of damage-so are other countries experiencing different changes in your weather and are you ready for the onslaught of nature however it may come--please share your views
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
10 Mar 08
The weather her in the United States has been very weird also. We just had over a foot of snow and spring is almost here. We never have snow this late in the year. We usually have fresh flowers coming up and warmer weather instead. We also had tornadoes here recently and we usually don't have those until spring and summer. I am afraid what spring and summer holds for us with all of these weird changes.
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@littleowl (7157)
10 Mar 08
thats not good-here we normally have winds and showers in april but everything is upside down here we didn't really have any summer last year just flooding gales crops were ruined and animals-prices gone up cos of that happening-this year-now-the same seems to be happening only earlier in the year-can only hope for some good weather this year-littleowl
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Yeah. I know what you mean. The weather has been very weird here with tornadoes in the winter and thunder snow. I am scared for spring weather og get here because of it. I bet we might have a very hot summer this year. Thank God for swimming pools.
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@littleowl (7157)
11 Mar 08
you're right today in the UK its still blowing a gale and raining but there is still more storms to come ugh-but if you do have a hot summer i would love to be there too-it makes you want to go somewhere warm here in the UK those that can afford to though do go and stay abroad for six months then come back here for the rest of the year when its warm-wish i could do that!!-littleowl
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 Mar 08
Hi Littleowl, hope you ok from the stroms as know you live fairly near the coast to. Here a few trees are down and the sand from the beach is over the road so that is closed, but when I drove down to the station yesterday there was a beautiful rainbow that looked like a bridge going from one side of the estuary to the other, wow. Nature is amazing and very powerful which I think we tend to underestimate the force of, especially here in UK, the UK is quite complacent in that will never happen to us attitude, but it has been proven that in the 1600's there was an earthquake of Ireland that caused a tsunami up the bristol channel so it could happen again. How does anyone prepare. I have what I call an emergency supply cupboard, we are elctrice only so I have matches, firelighters, candles, a camping stove, dried egg powder, dried potato, dried onions, pasta, lots of tinned things and other items in case there is a power out or food not available. My mates think I'm crazy but where do they come to if there is a powercut, yes you've guessed to mine. I feel sorry for the poor people that have been flooded here in UK, but also feel for everyone around the world that have lost far more, including friends and family in theses disasters caused by nature. Maybe this has always happened but because of media coverage worldwide now we are just more aware so it seems that it happening more frequently. My mum had an earthquake last week in Spain, but it is quite common wasn't a large one that caused any damage so we didn't hear about it. Ellie :D
@littleowl (7157)
11 Mar 08
hi ellie,where i am at the moment has survived the storms etc from yesterday but surrounding villages haven't and theres been trees down and floods-was looking for a rainboe though but couldn't see one thought there would be but must of been your end more so than here-you are very wise to have food canles etc ready for anything that may happen though-thats a good bit of advice may do that now myself-but it is wonderful how nature is and the beauty of how unpredictable she can be-yet its her fury we have to aware of-maybe we haven't been til now-your friend littleowl
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Apr 08
Thanks Littleowl, really appreciated. I hope your getting those stocks in as one never knows eh! Ellie :D
• United States
10 Mar 08
I'm ready! I didn't know about the earthquake.. I'm sorry, I hope no one was hurt! Our Spring usually comes in with tons of rain (which I absolutely love!) but even if the rain doesn't make it this year.. it's OK.. I will take whatever nature wants to throw at me. I am really looking forward to Spring this year (more than ever) I want to go upon my mountain and just sit and look at all the gorgeous things and just sit and think a while.. and soak up the beauty and just be thankful I'm alive to see it another year. I don't get to go in the Winter, so for me, this is a Spring/Summer thing that I have been missing so much.
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@littleowl (7157)
10 Mar 08
hi stormy-i like your name- do u live in the uk? it started in lincolnshire and there were tremors all round--now we have a torrential gale and it has caused a lot of flooding,trees blown down,damage done to houses and probably crops-it is spring here and the flowers are coming out etc its beautifulit would be lovely to be able to go out and see and amaze at the beauty of nature--last year we only had a few weeks of sun but the rest of summer was flooding etc and a lot of damage was done then--can only think positively for this summer and hope it will be lovely and warm--thanks for your response-blessed be littleowl
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