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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Power Outages and Clean Up



The electrical problems, and stifling heat, are still major problems in the state today. There are still 300,000 without electricity. Some of my relatives have been without power since July 30 th, when the terrible storm bore down on us. I can't remember anything like this in my lifetime of 63 years.

Although life is now fairly normal in our immediate neighborhood, just a few miles from here, many are still sitting in the dark and trying to deal with the sweltering heat. The weather is predicted to again rise into the 100's in a few days. Although not predicted to have the high winds of last week, there are strong thunderstorm in the area again tonight. There is a water advisory in effect and it's suggested that it be boiled for several minutes before drinking. There have been tons of rotten food thrown away.

I'm a very adaptable person myself, and if faced with these problems, I would fare well. I've always believed in keeping life as simple as possible. I've always been comfortable outdoors and have the skills and equipment to feed myself and survive the elements. At times like this, I remember my days of backpacking the Appalachian Trail or bicycling the C and O Canal. Those memories now give me great comfort.

Mountaineers have always been a tremendously independent group of people. Those of us who are in good health will plow through this trial and move onward. It's the very old and those in bad health that make me feel very sad.


6 comments:

Paul PC4T said...

Hi John, the weather seems to be very heavy. Should it be climate changes after all? Since 5 years we have wet summers with a lot of heavy rain showers. take care, 73 Paul

VE3WDM said...

Good morning John, good to hear that things are getting back to "normal" for you...not good for those south of you who are still facing troubles. It's true...it's how you roll with the punches that can determine the outlook of things for sure. Thanks for the update.

Jspiker said...

Hello Paul,

I think climate change is very real, and most importantly, there are many things we can, and should do, to lessen it's impact on the world. Our children deserve nothing less.

Jspiker said...

Hello Mike,

I've spent many days backpacking, camping, kayaking, or biking in my younger days; and loved every minute of it. Attitude is everything....

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hello John, yes if your healthy and adaptable you can survive these thing no problem. But like you wrote it's not that easy for the aged and people that have a health problem. It's easy to forget that. Great photo btw, you got some nice surroundings there. Totally different from where I live. I hope these extreme nature effects are soon over, but since there is indeed a climate change it can get worse in the future. 73, Bas

Jspiker said...

Hello Bas,

Yes....it will be worse, a LOT worse.

I'm quite alarmed at the climate change deniers.

Too many people in the world today really believe FOX News is a news organization. They're not. They're an advertising agency pandering to corporate control of the entire world.