posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 09:31 PM
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Hey our power company put out an app for the phone that updated the outage and restoration percentages. Have you looked to see if there is one for
Everybody around here was leaving their cars on to charge their phones and get some light. I actually really enjoyed those last three days.
a reply to: Grimpachi
Im still only seeing half gallons or quart sizes of milk at the occasional gas station. All my local grocers are tapped out of gallons, or any size in
Most of Florida's dairy is trucked in from Orlando from what I remember of the deliveries at an old grocer/retailer. Maybe those distribution hubs
were slow to come back online??
There are still thousands without power in Tampa, which is making the streets and nearby businesses more crowded with people just trying to escape the
heat. Hell Tuesday and the first half of Wednesday every fast food joint was only opening the drive thru. It was actually quite hilarious how crowded
the lines and parking lots became. I saw lines 40 cars deep into the actual main roads hurting traffic a bit.
Monday everybody I knew without power we spent cooking whatever we could from the freezer. Like we were just cooking EVERYTHING outside on the grills
or makeshift fires and then offering it to everybody. Preferred giving it away than tossing in the garbage.
That heat sure made for some good sleeping too. But I actually enjoy Florida climate and spend alot of the peak hours in the sun.
I was the first one on my block to start using the nozzle on the hose for a water toy for the kids. Tied it to a table outside, had it aiming up, and
switched between shower, mist, center, and cone. The old man next door swore he was re living his childhood from Puerto Rico. It was cool to see that
genuine happiness. That was late Monday afternoon. By the same time Tuesday I saw at least three others follow suit.
But now that the power is on, everybody is inside ignoring each other again. That is one thing I enjoyed from my childhood, lots more people were
hanging outside in the neighborhood. Its not the heat that does it, its the invisible tendrils coming through these screens man ... they just grab us
all and lock us in place.
edit on 9-14-2017 by worldstarcountry because: (no reason given)