We are now in the midst of the biggest storm of the year.

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
January 10, 2013 7:33pm CST
The storm that had been forecast hit us about 6 hours ago, and so far, it's living up to expectations. Most people are bedded down for the night and hopefully no one has to travel very far. I'm sure most roads are closed anyway. We have not lost the electricity yet and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that won't happen. The winds are expected to increase overnight could reach more than 100 km per hour. We have been told that it will be over in 24 hours or less. Thankfully, my flu is almost better and a neighbour has promised to clear my driveway when it's all over. Blessings.
2 people like this
12 responses
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 13
I can't for one second imagine what it must be like for you to be in the midst of a big storm, the only time we had a massive hurricane was back in 1987 where it tore trees down, but I do recollect us not losing electricity over the period of the actual hurricane, before or after. Our greatest problem in our country is flooding, many areas have seen the river burst its bank and totally cut off areas and do a lot of damage to homes and there has been human life lost too.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
6 Feb 13
Hi wolfie, Thank you for responding and yes it was a bad storm. It seems that most people were prepared and most must have stayed off the highways, since there were few accidents and these only minor. Sometimes we have flooding here but not in my area. Blessings.
@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Jan 13
Did the storm finish and leave your area? They can be so devastating at times. We have high winds right now and they are closing most of the main roads. I have driven in high winds before and it is no fun. That is great that your neighbor will clean your driveway for you. It is good to have a helping neighbor. Stay safe and warm.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
6 Feb 13
Hi velvet, Thanks for responding and sorry it has taken so long for me to answer. The storm was a bad one but eventually passed without too much damage. A lot of people lost power but we were fortunate that way.It is great to have good neighbours - and yes he kept his promise. Blessings.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
11 Jan 13
Stay at home and hopefully, stay warm and cozy. It's good you have a wonderful neighbor. When a big storm hit, after three days of icy weather, my landlord brought us groceries. We could not get out at all. We lived on a hill and that hill was all ice. No one could drive up or down that hill. Well, they could drive down, but no one could get back up again. We were grateful for our considerate landlord. Hope you have lots of spare batteries and flashlights, extra blankets, food and water. I learned my lesson, always store extra food and water. So now, I have at least a week of water and food in my house at all times. I no longer live in that house with that considerate landlord, so don't know how helpful my neighbors will be. Also, I would like to be able to help others, not be stranded without food after a storm. Take care and I hope you are safe and sound.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi ZoeJoy, Thank you for responding and we have to be thankful for thoughtful people, be they neighbours or landlords. Like you I store enough food for a few days. It seems that everyone was prepared as there was no loss of life or a lot of people stuck on the highways - and oh yes my neighbour kept his promise. Blessings.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
11 Jan 13
Oh I hate storms.. we have had rain and winds here in mexico for 2 weeks. But nothing like you are expecting there. Hope you are ready for it. Make sure you have candles, foods and water. Stay safe there.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi mariaperalta, Thank you for your concern and yes I was prepared and stayed inside as you might guess. It has been a particularly stormy winter here. Oh well, another six weeks and the weather should be improving. Blessings.
• China
11 Jan 13
Take care of yourself and stay safe in the house, i think it is not a right time to go outside.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi echo, Thanks for your response and I am fine. I took your advice and did not go outside. It seems that everyone was prepared and there were no big accidents, so all but emergency vehicles must have stayed off the roads. This has been and continues to be a much more stormy winter than we've received in recent years. Blessings.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
11 Jan 13
The weather in our place is comparatively good compared with that of the weather in your area. We do not have storm, but it had a few snowfalls a week ago and now it is sometimes cloudy and sometimes fine in spite of the cold. When it was snowing, our school administators organized some student cadres to clear the corridor snow in case it would not get frozen and slippery. Take care, Pose.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi william, Thank you for responding and sorry to be so late getting back to you. Glad your weather is not as bad as ours this winter, as it has been and continues to be very nasty. Another six weeks and things should be getting better. Blessings.
@deazil (4547)
• United States
11 Jan 13
I've read the weather report and it says how cars were stuck on Highway 13 north and that Montreal got up to 45cm of snow, breaking a record. That's very scary to be stuck in your car in a storm like this. I hope you don't lose electricity. How lucky you are to have such considerate neighbors. You'll definitely need digging out after this is over. And glad to hear your flu is almost gone. You'll be able to enjoy the snow much better if you're not sick!
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi deazil, Thank you for responding and yes the storm was a bad one but it seems most people were prepared and stayed at home. This has been and continues to be a bad winter for snow and storms. I agree about the neighbours too, they are just great. Blessings.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
11 Jan 13
Oh another big storm, I dislike hearing this. I pray you will be safe and I am glad you're at least not sick! You have a nice neighbor to suggest digging you out after, he or she will have lots to dig out for themselves too! We had a small storm in december but i heard there is more on its way soon.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi echoforever, Thank you for responding and we got through the storm alive and well. Everyone seems to have been prepared, Blessings.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
11 Jan 13
Its quite nice here in the Rio Grande Valley tonight. I'm writing this with the outside door open. No wind tonight and the stars are all out and about. One thing that makes Canada so great are the winter storms. Native Texans love to hear about blowing drifting snow. Those who live in the Dallas area and north do get snow but its seldom news-worthy. I like to tell stories of some of our Ontario winters of old, when we parked our snowmoble on the back-kitchen roof, and slid down the snow-banked wall to crawl into the house.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi barehugs, Thanks for your response and I'm sure you are happy to be away from this weather. I liked winter when I was young but only emergency workers were out in this storm. Blessings.
@caopaopao (12553)
• China
11 Jan 13
Sounds horrible, the biggest storm of the year, oK, stay at home and watch some movies or spend time on mylot, maybe it will be easier to kill your time at home. I hope you are safe, don't worry. I hate winter, as I am afraid of the coldness. Now I am having a flu, and I have had some medicine, but it doesn't work, I drink a lot of water and I hope it will be helpful. Now it's daytime here but it's night in your country, go to bed earlier and have a nice sleep! Good night!
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi caopaopao, Thank you for commenting and I did stay at home until the storm was over. I don't go out much in the winter anyway. Many people lost power but I was able to watch TV and the internet. It has been a bad winter here, the worst in several years. Take care of your flu. Blessings.
@Mavic123456 (14461)
• Thailand
11 Jan 13
Great to have friendso and very accommodating neighbors. Surely you have shown probably goodness towards these people also that's wh they are very much willing to help you. Great to knowthis.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi Mavic, Thank you for commenting and I agree it's great to have good neighbours. We do try to help each other when we can but at 73, I no longer shovel snow. Blessings.
• United States
11 Jan 13
Good luck and Stay safe.
1 person likes this
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi reddog, Thank you and we did manage to stay safe. Blessings.