We sure got lucky and missed that 6 foot accumulation here in Flint! Sorry for your luck Buffalo!
Now rain and 50 mile an hour winds are wreaking havoc on trees and power lines!
Whether it’s Global Warming or the downturn of a Solar Cycle, preparation is the key.
If you’re one of the many who boycott Comcast, the PBS station we know and love has no weather forecasting. So we wait to hear Tornado Sirens, and look up to the sky for immediate weather in real time. Not practical, when many things are somewhat ‘predictable’, when it comes to weather.
Don’t forget that wind and weather play chaos on signal too. So maybe the 25 and 66 you get on good days, won’t do in a storm.
Are you ready for power outages? Candles, a transistor radio, and jugs of water…not to mention food and toilet paper; all things we need to have on hand in these times of rough weather and political uncertainty. My crystal ball is on overload, and rather than guess what is going to happen, I just would rather be prepared.
PLASTIC! PLASTIC! PLASTIC! Repair those windows and cover doors with plastic. Yes it costs 20.00 a roll. You will save 20.00 on your heat bill, and more. Dollar General has shower curtains in heavy gauge plastic….great for a picture window or a cracked or missing one. Cut it in half for standard size windows, and if you use strips of cardboard as border reinforcement, the spring time removal goes quicker. When the plastic is on correctly, the result will show on a windy day; you’ll have an airtight seal and a plastic barrier full of an insulating cushion of air.
Keep candles around, and not just candles, but safe heat transferring containers to amplify the heat you produce from your candles. Boiling pans of water on the stove will heat a large house better than a Kerosene heater; with no fumes.
If you must use a Kerosene heater, put a pan of water on it to get better heat quality and more bang for your buck. Kerosene isn’t cheap.
Clay pots, kitchen pans, and coffee cans are a few of the heat conducting choices. There’s also a mini oven from 3 bricks, a couple of candles, and a clay pot….that works quite well.
Keep foods you can eat handy. Granola bars, nuts, canned fruit…..things you want in a storm emergency! Water? Maybe a Coleman camping stove?
The point is to think about these things, and prepare. Salt, for icy side walks? Last year salt was sold out!
As I sit here and listen to those howling winds go over us, (Genesee Valley), it’s a pretty sure bet someone is getting hit hard.
Weather info on a Global Scale
Current video November 24th, 2014
Sign’s of Change