posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by ScientiaFortisDefendit
Living in a hurricane zone I know what that is Like. We can go for as long as a month without electricity in some areas around here.
Outside the cities of Hampton Roads ( Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and Newport News) the rural takes over pretty quickly.
In the old houses which in this region are many if you're the lone house at the end of the line like some farms you could be the last ones to get
Many of the newer homes have electric wells so they go without electricity and without water.
People get antsy after a few days. We learn pretty quick what our foremothers had to go thru to get dinner on the table including measures they had
to take to preserve foods.
If you don't have a gas grill or gas stove everything including your morning coffee tastes like barbeque smoke. Yum
If the outage is extensive like it was after Isabel ( 4 states wide) then it's hard to find grocery stores that are open . The ones with generators
still had to toss any food that was in their refrigerators or freezers when the power went out and they have to wait for new supplies to be delivered.
In some places that had to wait for fallen trees to be cleared from roadways before they could drive into rural neighborhoods.
Finding ice was next to impossible. There were fights over ice where you could get it and supplies ran out quickly.
Gas stations couldn't open so if you didn't fill up before the storm driving became a planned event.
House phones didn't work without electricity and cell towers were overwhelmed by volume.
News was obtained from the car radio unless you had a battery operated radio (?????who does)
Pretty much what we call life breaks down to getting by and that gets tiresome in very short order. Even reading a book becomes difficult once the
sun goes down.
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