Hey friends... just got a reminder in the newspaper today. We seem to get 1 or 2 close calls. I was here when the last one came over my house. It's TRUE about the sound and mini tornadoes. It's TRUE about the eye passing over and no sound. Then starting again with a vengeance. I was out of electricity for 21 days. I stayed behind. I ran generators day and night. It was freaking hot and humid afterwards. Looters breaking into houses for food and whatever. Stealing gas from left behind cars and boats. I could hear them in the night in the woods behind my house. Those woods are gone now. I had protection from the looters. I feel it's going to be one of those years again because the gulf water is getting hotter. Hmm.... wherever you go theres something... floods, tornadoes, ice storms, 10 foot of snow...damn.
do you have extreme weather where you live?
I am a hurricane ?...yes I live near the gulf, the Mississippi river, pearl river and lake ponchatrain all my life except when I'm traveling inland like to relatives in the Midwest (tornado alley) . Storms are beautiful. It let you know who is BOSS....I have been in several hurricanes like Betsy, Camille, Andrew, Katrina....and when Big Moma and her Sisters comes to clea n house she does just that . Nature's Way.
No hurricanes @5,000 ft., but we do have some severe thunderstorms, lightning, hail, and an occasional tornado. The tornadoes usually occur east of me in the Colorado Plains. Winters are surprisingly mild, with ample snow and the occasional blizzard. The sun shines 300 days a year and the summers are warm and pleasant, but without that cloying heat and humidity. Welcome to The Front Range of Colorado.
Don't really have to bad of weather here in northern KY. But I have lost power before, and been snow in for maybe the longest two days. But you never know what might happen, so I stay stocked up on food and have a backup Generator just in case. I noticed that people that live on farms like myself sore of grew up with this way of thinking and living. I do know a lot of people that run to the store everytime they hear some bad weather report.
In upstate NY there are no earthquakes, and contrary to what most people think, hurricanes and nor'easters mostly don't make it past at most a couple hundred miles inland before they just turn into inconvenient thunderstorms.
The northern tier of counties have epic amounts of lake effect snow in winter, but not where I am. I'm in wine country, not whine country
Once in awhile we get a heavy snow but no more than I was used to growing up in the midwest.
I've lived in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Arizona before and overall, I personally like NY the best. Only real downside is the ridiculous property taxes.
I would not live in hurricane territory or tornado country, not willingly anyway.
After Katrina I said no more coasts for me and moved to the mountains. Where I live (near Chattanooga) we have 4 seasons, we get snow maybe once a year, less than an inch and melts overnight. Gets a little hot in the summer, but the mild winters are totally worth it. Occasional rainstorms and tornadoes, but that's everywhere.