1. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, blizzards . . . what sort of severe weather threats affect your region?
We have had it all here in Upstate NY There have been tornadoes, remnants of hurricanes, hail storms, flooding, severe heat, severe cold, even and earthquake here and there. None of them are horrendous or last too long. Our worst is snow and ice storms. It can start in October and last until April. When we get a blizzard, things come to a stand still briefly. I will say our road crews have it down to a science and while things slow down … they don’t stat that way for too long … thankfully
2. Any first hand experience with severe weather?
We have gotten a few very early snow/ice storms. One October sever years ago we had a huge ice storm and it took down trees all over the place. Most of Upstate NY was without power for a week if not more in the more remote areas.
About 8 years ago we had a huge blizzard and it took out all the power in our area for just over a week. No power … no heat unless you have a wood stove, which we didn’t. It was well below freezing daily. My sister stayed at her Job in and I packed the kids up and drove out to Little Falls to spend a few days with my other sister. It was freaking miserable. But, I was still thankful. Most had no where to go and ended up in shelters.
3. Rainy days. Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
I have a love hate relationship I love the warm, cozy feeling I get from them … but I hate the pain the actual damp, cold causes me.
4. Favorite activity on a rainy day (assuming you don’t have to work)?
Love to find a good movie and crochet or work on another craft project.
5. If you had to relocate and were given the choice between Seattle and Phoenix, where would you go?
As long as I could afford round the clock AC and had a good vehicle that had AC … Phoenix. I’m sick of snow months But, I do love Seattle (or at least what I have seen in pics)