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Originally posted by MidnightTide
The same thing happened to me, it was after work....was a long day and I didn't feel like cooking dinner so I went to Subway to pick up a sub while driving home. While in the store a lady was buying subs for her family (from a city nearby), apparently the power was off for most of the day and she was complaining how she couldn't cook.
I looked at her and said, what if the power was off for a week, for a month....what would you do. She just looked at me and said the government would look after us. I was in utter shock. People are SO UNPREPARED, they actually believe that big brother, when things are at its worst, will look after you.
We all call ourselves civilized, but that "civilization" can be stripped very easily.
edit on 11-8-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Talltexxxan
Last night in Houston, TX a small storm cell rolled in. It brought very little rain pretty gusty winds. The sky was very menacing with the setting sun adding an eerie hue to the under side of the incoming storm. I was at home and decided to go to the closest main road (hwy6) and grab some fast food.
As I approached the busy road, I quickly noticed the sound of firetrucks and ambulances. I saw that traffic was a mess and then noticed that the redlights were out, so I took a side street to get to taco bell. I sat in the drive thru line for a few minutes watching the mayhem that was unfolding all around me. Finally it was my turn to make my order, low and behold the power was out at T. bell was out. I looked around and there wasnt power at any business around me either.
Emergency sirens everywhere, no power at any resturant, grocery store, movie theater, or any bussiness, upset commuters honking horns in gridlocked traffic, heavy wind, dark skys, and the ever menacing lightning crash every few seconds.
I was amazed at how quickly it all fell apart. people turned primal very fast. I went back home,where we still had power, and reported to the family that we werent going ANYWHERE tonight.
Our system is extremely fragile and the S can hit the fan at the drop of a hat. There is no reason for you to not have atleast a 72 hour B.O.B for you and your family. Yall stay safe now...yah hear?