We had an ice storm in my section of the country, first about 12 years ago, and then about 3 or 4 years ago.
As I'm watching the weather channel tonight, and "Harvey" moving toward Texas, I didn't know where it was supposed to hit, I'm thinking, "I feel for those people."
During those two ice storms, the electricity was out for three nights. In the winter, that's a long time for no heat, no fridge, no stove, no lights.
Especially at night, when the temp was around freezing, meaning inside your house is around freezing, it's just gosh awful.
I rem. when the 4th night was approaching, I'm not going to make it if it comes up on the 4th night with no electricity. I don't believe I'm going to be able to keep it all together. It was getting on my nerves.
about 5 p.m. on the 4th evening, the electricity came on. Whew!
It does wear on the nerves.
So, that's what I was thinking about when I see that storm approaching Texas. So you say 3-4 days of rain coming up.
I've been through 3 nights of that. I saw the weather forecast for that state was going to be about 5 or 6 days of rain,
In an ice storm, the iced-over tree limbs fall on the power lines, and knock out power all over town, all over the state, all over 6 or 8 states, so power repair crews are stretched thin to say the least, so they have to be called in from places like Texas, 3 or 4 states away.
Does the flooding from a hurricane knock out power all over town?
I looked at the TV weather map with the emblem of the hurricane, and I thought, that looks like it's about one or two days away from Texas.
So with today being Thursday night, is it expected to make landfall possibly Friday night or Saturday night?
I just tried to keep my nerves steady, but, again, about the 4th night, I was about to wear out.
Good luck. Keep reporting in as long as you're able to give out a signal.