Wednesday, September 17, 2008

You asked . . .

Actually Candace asked, as a comment to yesterday's post, "When was the last time your area was affected by hurricane, anyway?"

That would have been Hurricane Claudette in 2003.

Here's a picture (and no, Carol didn't take this one):

Claudette hit us as a category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 90-100 mph. Didn't sound like much, but those winds caused a lot of damage to trees and overhead power lines. We were without electricity for three days.

Compared to Ike, that's not much. I've heard that some folks in Texas along Ike's path have been told they may remain without electricity for 4-5 WEEKS!!

Not long after Claudette, I bought a generator and several 7-gallon gasoline containers. I haven't used it yet, thank goodness. It's still in the box.

Makes me wonder if it will run when I need it. Hopefully I'll never have to find out.


Hale McKay said...

When I bought our first snow blower, we went three straight winters without snow deep enough to use it.
Since I've had to use it 4-5 times at least each winter.

Hopefully you'll go much longer when it comes to using your generator.

kenju said...

I hope you never have to use it.

Duke_of_Earle said...



Christina said...

According to the law of Murphy, since you bought it, you will never need it. Good insurance, IMO!

Nankin said...

John, I'm so glad you're back and everything is okay. I thought a lot about you and Carole when they were showing pictures of Ike.

Christina said...

you going to post anytime soon?

ha ha ha