posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 04:37 PM
Whilst i agree that this isn't quite the Sit X many would usualy think of, having lived down here in the south for most of my life, i know full well
how much this kind of weather can balls peoples lives up, even for a short while.
It still comes down to preparedness. The sad thing is though, every time it happens here, most are not prepared for it!
I live on a very small estate, and most of my neighbours are elderly. This is the kind of severe weather (for us at least) that can do major damage to
water and gas pipes, and even just the cold can affect them badly.
Last time we had prolonged power cuts and it was this cold, i was handing out glowsticks and larger, more stable candles (coz they had these piddly
thin things that would have fallen over in a second) and wind-up torches to those that hadn't tought of it. I was taking them down boiling water for
drinks because they had no electric.
Ok, not a major survival situation, but some people can't go more than a day without heating. I like to think that during the easier "survival"
scenarios such as this, we can use it as an oppurtunity to help others and show them that it pays to prepare for crap times.
I can understand though how our friends across the pond are probably peeing thier pants at this right now lol!
Stay safe, and keep smiling.