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Forum topic by MrRon posted 10-31-2020 03:29 AM 558 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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10-31-2020 03:29 AM

The Mississippi Gulf Coast was hit by a cat 2 hurricane, which is tame compared to katrina back in 2002. Katrina did little damage to my house other than a few broken tree limbs, shingles and momentary power outages. This hurricane caused much more damage. Although my house was spared (new metal roof), I lost a few big trees and and my tent canopy and a power outage that lasted 3 days. I just got power back around 5:00 today. Fortunately my son who lives next door, had a generator and was able to keep my refrigerator and freezer going. He used it alternating between his house and mine. When you lose power for more than a few hours, you realize how much we depend on electricity for our everyday needs. We take electricity for granted. Life just comes to a standstill without electricity; can’t watch TV, can’t cook, can’t charge your cell and much more things you can’t do. If you have well water, no water, If you are on a sewer pump system, toilets back up. If it’s hot, no AC. Want to read or work on a hobby, no light.


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#1 posted 10-31-2020 05:34 AM

Sorry to hear you were in it’s way when it went through. A generator is like found money in any power outage situation. We aren’t actually in any weather paths where we are, but we put in a whole house unit this spring, and it’s nice to know when it goes out, IF the house is still there you have power till normalcy returns.

In the last 10 years or so, it seems outages are much more frequent, and last much longer than in the past.

I didn’t see anything about injuries, but even though you took a hit, nobody being hurt is a win.

God Bless, and hope you see normal normal soon.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 10-31-2020 04:02 PM

Power cos. have reduced field man power.

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#3 posted 11-02-2020 01:59 AM

Prayer to you…

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#4 posted 11-02-2020 02:19 AM

i guess living in a large city like L.A. where we get very few power outages we dont know what it’s like until it’s gone.i dont think i could take living with hurricanes,but many dont think they could live with the inevitable major quake 10+ they say we get someday soon.i dont spend much time worrying about it though,hell it could be tomorrow or long after im dead.i guess ya just gotta stay strong and deal with what nature gives us ron.my thoughts are with you.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 11-02-2020 02:31 AM

Losing power from hurricane Sandy made up my mind to get a generator. I got a miller blue star gas welder generator figured if i was gonna get a generator might as well get one that i can weld with. I have natural gas so still had not water and could cook just no heat.

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#6 posted 11-02-2020 03:17 AM

Ah what fun, NOT. We had generator in Iraq go out few times. Those were some tough nights sleeping. Landed up sacking out in a bunker, much cooler.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 11-02-2020 09:14 AM

Mr Ron,

Sorry you lost power. Here in s/w fla we know hurricanes too. I had a house generator put in. Unfortunately we need it!

Good luck to you

-- Petey

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#8 posted 11-02-2020 05:14 PM

Here in s/w fla we know hurricanes too. I had a house generator put in. Unfortunately we need it!
- Peteybadboy

LOL – Yup. I went 6 months without electricity after Andrew hit my house down there. Still have one of the generators from back then that I continue to use today. Sure makes you realize just how spoiled we have become!

Good luck… only advice I can offer is to stay safe and it will get better!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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