Can't live without power!!

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
September 16, 2008 11:05am CST
Wow... for the past two days we haven't had power. Finally today the power was turned on. It was awful, we had 60 mph winds and trees were coming down, and all the power went out. So we had to go to my fiances mothers for the past two days since she still had power. We had to move all of our food so it didn't go bad. Its a wonder that no one got hurt with how bad the wind was. There are still a lot of people who don't have power and the schools have cancelled due to power outages. I have never seen such a wind storm before in western PA. And I can't belive how much we rely on power. Did you get any reminance of IKE? Can you live without power? Please share.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
16 Sep 08
I am fortuneatley nowhere near where IKE did his damage. I can relate to no power though. I lived in a remote area on the coast for a couple of years and the windstorms were forever knocking the power out. We had no power and no fireplace so we froze. I can remember living by candlelight and curled up under the blankets. When it would get really cold we would drive into town so we could have a hot meal and have the heater on. I hated it at the time but looking back, those were the days!
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I'm in Central PA, we didn't get anything from Ike, we were lucky. I could have handled a couple of days without power compared to my sister. She and her husband are at my parents for now, they evacuated from down by Galveston. They are not allowed back into her city yet, no electricity, and her street is still covered in water and debris. Even though her house is up on stilts, with the surge, its estimated she had about 3 foot of water in her house. And for now, they are just wondering if there is anything left of their house. I always have candles, battery operated radios, etc on hand, comes from living in Texas most my life lol. And as long as you don't open the refrig, or as little as possible it will keep the food for up to 24 hours, then it's ice chest and cooking lol. We also have camping gear, so cooking wouldn't be a problem either.