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Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:27 am
by Ckopdoggy
An earthquake or two but nothing serious for us. Although one did knock out our power for almost two days.

We had a bunch of close calls with hurricanes but nothing hit us direct.

I lived pretty close to a few large volcanos.


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Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:14 am
by cody
Galatea 2.0 wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:23 pm
cody wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 2:31 pm Earthquake in Colombia and Ice Storm of 1998 in Montreal, Quebec .. iced out and no power for 1 month
I'm assuming every house (should have/)has a power generator handy just in case?
this is a very euro/Asian/eastern thing to do,l:lThe infrastructure of homes and electricity in Canada is built to withstand harsh conditions.. it’s not super common to have back up generators here bcuz they usually aren’t needed.

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:30 am
by straight_evil
A few hurricanes in New Orleans. Small tornadoes in Oklahoma. Snowpocalypse here in Tx

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2023 9:17 am
by As Seen On Tv
Galatea 2.0 wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:17 pm
As Seen On Tv wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:57 am 7.1 magnitude earthquake in California in 2019. Right before my birthday.
Jesus.. Were that to happen over here, entire countries would get reduced to rubble.
It was wild
Idk if any or how many died

Shit felt like San Andreas

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:37 am
by Galatea 2.0
cody wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:14 amthis is a very euro/Asian/eastern thing to do,l:lThe infrastructure of homes and electricity in Canada is built to withstand harsh conditions.. it’s not super common to have back up generators here bcuz they usually aren’t needed.
Our electrical infrastructure hasn't seen an upgrade since communism fell apart. I've opted to have my own home solar power station done only to still be waiting on bureaucratic paperwork in order to feed electricity back to the national grid so others can get it cheaper..

Suffice it to say my boiler room looks like a doomsday scenario having basically ALL options of heating imaginable, then just switch between all four accordingly in various seasons and in different weather conditions. It's a menace.

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:38 am
by Galatea 2.0
As Seen On Tv wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 9:17 amIt was wild
Idk if any or how many died

Shit felt like San Andreas
Hopefully not as many as recently parished in Morocco..

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:39 am
by Galatea 2.0
straight_evil wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:30 am A few hurricanes in New Orleans. Small tornadoes in Oklahoma. Snowpocalypse here in Tx
I'm assuming Katrina was one of them?

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:41 am
by Galatea 2.0
Ckopdoggy wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:27 am An earthquake or two but nothing serious for us. Although one did knock out our power for almost two days.

We had a bunch of close calls with hurricanes but nothing hit us direct.

I lived pretty close to a few large volcanos.


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Yikes.. Volcanic activity might just be worse than earthquakes..

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2023 1:55 pm
by straight_evil
Galatea 2.0 wrote: Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:39 am
straight_evil wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:30 am A few hurricanes in New Orleans. Small tornadoes in Oklahoma. Snowpocalypse here in Tx
I'm assuming Katrina was one of them?
Fortunately no! I didn't move to New Orleans until a few years later

Re: Worst natural disaster(s) you lived through..

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2023 5:47 pm
by cody
Galatea 2.0 wrote: Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:37 am
cody wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:14 amthis is a very euro/Asian/eastern thing to do,l:lThe infrastructure of homes and electricity in Canada is built to withstand harsh conditions.. it’s not super common to have back up generators here bcuz they usually aren’t needed.
Our electrical infrastructure hasn't seen an upgrade since communism fell apart. I've opted to have my own home solar power station done only to still be waiting on bureaucratic paperwork in order to feed electricity back to the national grid so others can get it cheaper..

Suffice it to say my boiler room looks like a doomsday scenario having basically ALL options of heating imaginable, then just switch between all four accordingly in various seasons and in different weather conditions. It's a menace.
How did they find out.. Did you have to apply for a permit and then it became this whole other deal?

What is the weather like where you’re at..wondering if the power goes out at certain times