Re: Heat Wave?
Just got our power back too. After Friday's storm there were crews working hard on Saturday just to open roads so electrical workers could assess the damage. The prediction is that some areas nearby may not get power back until next weekend. I understand the problem of restoring power down here in the hills where I live but even some areas near Columbus (50 miles north of me) may not be back until next Sunday.
The good news was that we still had water during the power outage. Not having electric was an inconvenience but it allowed me to make good use of some of my camping equipment for cooking, etc. Every evening we would bring in the solar powered lights that we have along our walks and flower beds and they provided enough light to move around the house. We also opened all the windows after dark which cooled the house down to about 75 before morning and then buttoned her up during the day. No air movement, but it stayed below 80 degrees in the house which felt great compared to the 95+ outside temps. After 2 days we had to empty the fridge and put everything on ice in coolers so once again the camping gear came in handy as I have 3 coolers between 70-100 quarts which I use on multi-day raft trips. I also got a lot of reading and guitar pickin' done and caught several smallmouth bass on a local stream yesterday while floating/cooling off.
Per the papers, the storm was classified as a "Derecho" or shear winds which covered a wide area. Winds reached 85 mph locally but I'm sure other areas were probably hit worse. Hope all is well with my fellow Chordians.
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