One of the worst storms came through our area yesterday evening between 7 and 8:00. Winds up to in excess of 80 MPH in some areas of our state with over 600,000 people without power. It was mentioned earlier today that we would be without power for several days. We just moved to our first home back in March and we found out today that the area which we live in, this is the longest time they have been without power. Power was restored about 3 hours ago.
To put it in perspective, the weather today reached up to around 100 degrees, with no air with exception of every window in the house opened which made it unbearable for humans and pets alike. 14 miles west of us is the local mall with several eaterys that was jammed packed with long lines of people waiting and wanting to eat. We were told the wait would be over an hour when it only took 45 mins to get seated. The gas station was busy from 10:30 this morning to over 5:00 with lines as long as I ever seen it since back in the 70s when we experienced the gas shortage. No place within a 15 mile radius had bags of ice for sale. One ice plant was without power with no way of making ice made it worse.
Our society has become reliant on electronic gadgets such as the cell phone and computers. Sometimes I think about how we survived 40 years ago without it. What is ironic and unbelievable, that our neighbors behind us are still without power and no idea when there's will be turned on. The National Weather Service is calling for another storm is coming later on tonight. I just hope and pray it will not cause another outage.