We all adapt....
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:37pm

I grew up in the north and Blizzards were seen as a known and manageable hazard. There are known and relatively uncomplicated steps to take to greatly reduce the risk that even a severe blizzard represents to our life and/or health... Growing up in the north, hurricanes seemed like some wild and crazy thing...

Now, having lived through my 5th hurricane, while they are not pleasant, and entail non-trivial levels of inconvenience, they certainly ARE a manageable hazard. And may of the tools to ride out a blizzard are similar to those needed to ride out a hurricane.

Food and water. Gas up the vehicle. No need for firewood as it is warm enough to sleep on the porch afterwards. A chainsaw and fuel/oil mix.

Basically figure on being totally on your own for 3-5 days and plan accordingly. Certainly there will always be those who don't whether the threat is a hurricane or a blizzard, and of course those will be the ones who make the news.

  • to do and how to prepare for them. I do NOT understand other weather circumstances as I've never had to deal with them and wouldn't know what to do to protect myself so it is extremely frightening to ... more
    • Clear and understoodPikes, Mon Sep 18 10:23pm
      If you lived in hurricane country, or earthquake country, you'd probably be as experienced and versed with those as with blizzards. Floridians likely have little experience with blizzards, but know... more
      • Removed by admin 3banned poster, Fri Sep 22 10:03am
      • we do, everyone rushes out to "blow it away" with snow shovels, blowers, and even leaf blowers. LOL. Within no time, however, the water content ramps up and it begins to shrink into heavy duty snow... more
        • Our storm fronts usually come from the westPikes, Tue Sep 19 1:41pm
          The intervening mountains and deserts wring most moisture out of the clouds. Consequently our climate is dry and arid. A "humid" day is 50% or more. Those are uncommon. Usually humidity is in the 29- ... more