These storms are so crazy!

@Thoroughrob (11750)
United States
July 1, 2012 11:09am CST
It is getting so scary. I have never seen storms go through our community that did Friday. It was so strange. It looked like the pictures you see when they show hurricane pictures. I know it was not as bad as it gets with a hurricane, but the way that the wind and rain was blowing, that is what it reminded us of. So many people still do not have electric, and they are being told, that it might not be on until Friday. So much food waste, along with the hot temperatures. I thought maybe we would be having house guests, but everyone we know has gotten theirs back. Everyone we know is safe, and that is all that matters. Have you ever had to go days without electricity? What did you do?
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
2 Jul 12
I'm glad you have power! I didn't lose my power but thousands in my state did and all over the east coast. Of course, the only region the national news seems to really care about is Washington, D.C. I lost power for 4 days when Ike roared through here (Ohio). I cleaned out my fridge, eating what I could and icing what I could. I went to the basement and looked over my supplies and decided I was fine. Food and water enough for a couple of months. The only thing I'd forgotten was a way to cook so I ate out of cans and when I got sick of that I finally broke down and found a restaurant that had power. Now I have a camp stove and a small disposable grill with the appropriate cookware. Next time the power goes out I'll eat well! I also have battery operated fans but didn't need them then as it was September. Thank God I never lost A/C this time, it's sooooo HOT!!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
We heard the news here in Canada, and all the states that were affected. I pray that everything gets back to normal for you soon.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Yes, it is really scary to see and encounter hurricane, the heavy down pour with more than one hundred miles per hour wind speed can do so much damages to the surrounding and cause severe body injures on a person. It is a serious matter and one shouldn't take hurricane lightly especially if it is at above level three category. It take miracle for anyone to survive in the aftermath of hurricane pounding, it is no question about that.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
yes it is very dangerous and very scary for sure
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Yes it is very scary for sure. I am praying for you guys. Yes the electricity goes off in this house all the time, that is partly the reason why we are moving. I went as long as 17 and a half hours sitting in the dark with nothing to drink but water, unable to make any food. Good thing it wasn't winter at the time.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
2 Jul 12
I am so glad you are going somewhere better.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
thank you my friend
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Hello Thoroughrob So sorry to hear about the rough storms in your area. That can be so scary. We had a really hairy storm about a week ago. We only lost power for about three hours. No big deal. When I lived down South I went through several hurricanes, or several parts of hurricanes. In one, we lost power for four days. I just got out the camping stuff and made the best of it. Ironically, I had been planning a camping trip for that week. When the storm hit, I decided not to go, but ended up camping at the house. Peace
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
2 Jul 12
I cannot imagine going through a hurricane. I do think no electricity makes people realize how lucky we are.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Jul 12
NO THANK GOD, i haven't & hope i never do. I'm glad y'all are safe & have power.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Thank you!
@peavey (16876)
• United States
1 Jul 12
Accuweather called it a "land hurricane" then they gave an official name for it that I can't remember. I'd never heard of such a thing. I saw some pictures of the clouds going over in several places and they were weird. Such a huge storm! But to answer your question, yes, I went without electricity for three days last fall when we had an early snow storm that broke branches and destroyed trees and downed a lot of power lines. We were lucky that it wasn't that cold, but it was still cold enough. If I'd still had my wood stove, I would have enjoyed being without electricity. It's so quiet and peaceful!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
2 Jul 12
I do think we are very dependent on it. It makes you appreciate it a lot more and not always take things for granted.
@AmbiePam (50425)
• United States
1 Jul 12
I know how you feel. When Oklahome gets these storms they seem to always form tornadoes. And when they don't, the destruction is always so bad. I have a tree right by my bedroom, and it's huge. I sometimes worry one day during a storm it will go through the roof. The longest I've ever been without power was 4 days. But that was during an ice storm. The longest I've ever been without power in the unbearable heat was 35 hours, more than a day. Luckily, my parents did have power so I just drove the 15 miles to their house.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 Jul 12
These storms took great big trees and ripped them out at the roots, and took silos and threw them across the road, turned over semis. Just really weird weather.
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
1 Jul 12
Accuweather called it a "land hurricane" then they gave an official name for it that I can't remember. I'd never heard of such a thing. I saw some pictures of the clouds going over in several places and they were weird. Such a huge storm! But to answer your question, yes, I went without electricity for three days last fall when we had an early snow storm that broke branches and destroyed trees and downed a lot of power lines. We were lucky that it wasn't that cold, but it was still cold enough. If I'd still had my wood stove, I would have enjoyed being without electricity. It's so quiet and peaceful!