Just spent a bunch of time reading the reports on a storm. Hopefully some Piloteers out there can tell us about their experiences and post a few photos
Glad to see a post from you; we've been worried about our Northwest contingent!74PILOTMOM said:We lost power for 36 hours. Of course, It went out just before the big freeze came. I ran around like a maniac preparing for it, and still wasn't prepared. Turns out the pile of firewood lost it's tarp before the rains, and I never thought to check on it. I learned that refridgerators don't hold their cold very long. My uncle out in Shelton STILL does not have power. And it looks like a another storm is coming in tomorrow evening, though not as great.
Being big campers, we luckily have necessities, but a generator would be nice. Nice and expensive though. Duraflame logs burn nice and hot.
Does anyone know of the carbon monoxide risk when having a fire in an open fireplace? That worries me.
Last I heard, 12 people have died, most of them Carbon Monoxide poisoning. WHY are people bringing BBQ's and generators in the house??? Not enough is being done to prepare people. Just shows how we're not ready for 'the big one' to hit us, if we can't handle one windstorm.
Trees were down on powerlines everywhere, stop lights of course were out, which made driving anywhere horrible.
.:soapbox: FYI...when stop lights are out, you don't get to cruise through the intersection like you own the place!!! Anyone else annoyed by that?
Anyway, I hope you're all well up here in the NW. Stay warm everybody.