You don’t realize how much you rely on hydro until you lose it.
We all seem to be swapping stories about how we dealt with power outages this weekend.
The long line ups at fast food outlets that still had power make for cute anecdotes on how some of us were affected by the Ice Storm of 2013, but this storm had far more serious implications.
When the power goes off in December, furnaces shut down and hundreds of thousands of people were without heat; some stores had to close their doors during the busy Christmas shopping season , non-functioning traffic lights caused huge backups and frustrated motorists.
Ice laden trees sagged and often times snapped under the exessive weight, blocking roadways and causing more power outages.
All of the creature comforts we’ve developed over the years, lights, heat, telephones, TV’s and computers , things that we take for granted as part of our everyday lives are gone and we’re back to pioneer days(well, with the exception of the LED flashlights that we used)
We like to think that we’ve done a pretty good job of dealing with all that Mother Nature can throw at us.
But this weekend was a chilling reminder She is still very much in charge.