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Subject:The Friday Five for 14 September 2018: Weather Extremes
Time:05:04 pm
This Friday Five is brought to you by Hurricane Florence and yours truly.

1. Have you ever experienced a hurricane firsthand?

2. Have you ever experienced outside heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius)?

3. When and where was the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?

4. Is your household prepared for a possible power outage of two to seven days?

5. Do you have a go bag?
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iibnf
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Time:2018-09-13 11:17 pm (UTC)
1. Have you ever experienced a hurricane firsthand?
No, but Sydney occasionally has 'pre-hurricane' weather. A few years ago I purchased very expensive $280 boots and was full of regret because I'd never spent that much on shoes before. They were water proof, and there had been a lot of rain and I was sick of having wet feet all day. I kept thinking 'I could have saved my $$ and just taken spare shoes to work' but then we had the 'pre-hurricane' rain storms and I was soooo glad of my waterproof fancy boots. They have had years of wear and show no damage of wearing on the souls - money well invested.

2. Have you ever experienced outside heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius)?
Australia. Regularly. It gets up into the 40s on the reg here. The hottest I can remember was living in Darwin, where it would hit 53C or 56C and we would all die. Literally, die. People start dying when it gets into the 40s, so in the 50s we get a lot of population dye off. The papers always like to get stories from country towns where people get out of their cars and their shoes melt onto the sidewalk from the heat. One of my reminders for why I wanted to lose weight was because I had long since reached the point of not being able to handle the hot Australian weather. Now I'm cold a lot and that's just fine.

3. When and where was the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?
Minus 14 or something? In Canada. Used to live near the snow in Melbourne and that could get pretty cold, too. The coldest it gets where I live is the zero range. That's fine. Coat and gloves and I'm fine. Zero is good, but I think my nose gets sore when it drops below zero.

4. Is your household prepared for a possible power outage of two to seven days?
Where I live that's not uncommon. We had no power for two days last weekend. It happens. Seven days would be annoying, but I'd get by. My only issue is the things in the freezer defrosting, but it happens so often I'm used to it. I have boxes of candles, plenty of water, and I hoard food, so I'm good for the zombie Apocalypse.

(The food hoarding is actually a serious problem, I shouldn't make light of it, but um, yeah, if anyone needs any six-month-past-the-use-by-but-they're-still-good-honestly!-biscuits just hit me up).

5. Do you have a go bag?
Not exactly, but I know where my important papers and computer backup lurk at all times. Bushfire is my biggest fear.
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erinm_4600
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Time:2018-09-14 01:41 am (UTC)
1. Have you ever experienced a hurricane firsthand?
I have, actually. Living in Central Florida, I got to experience Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne - back to back - my first year of living down here. I think Ivan was that same year... And, just last year, Irma's direct path came straight through my apartment complex. that was a fun night... o.O

2. Have you ever experienced outside heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius)?
Matter of fact, it was 101, this afternoon. Granted, there's a bit of wiggle-room, there, as I was on the interstate, so the concrete was reflecting the heat. But, again, Central Florida. Triple-digit temperatures are fairly normal, at least half the year.

3. When and where was the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?
I'm going to have to guess somewhere in the -20F. I grew up in Wyoming, which is effectively a high-altitude desert. So winters are COLD. Up side, there's no humidity, so it's not piercing. It's just windy as all get out, which stings

4. Is your household prepared for a possible power outage of two to seven days?
Yes and no. We've got plenty of water and food that doesn't need to be cooked; but I highly doubt that we have the proper batteries for the flashlights. The folks in the apartment are all fairly dependent on electronic devices.. so that would make everyone crazy, if they can't get into the car, to charge things. :D

5. Do you have a go bag?
Absolutely not. Though, I'll admit that I know much of what would go into it, if the need arose.


I hope you're safe during the storm! ♥
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milhent
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Time:2018-09-14 02:54 am (UTC)
Here are my answers: https://milhent.livejournal.com/155295.html

Good luck, best wishes during your weather!

Edited at 2018-09-14 02:54 am (UTC)
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spikesgirl58
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Time:2018-09-14 04:15 am (UTC)
my answers are here: https://spikesgirl58.livejournal.com/2534438.html
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sallymn
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Time:2018-09-14 10:37 am (UTC)

1) Have you ever experienced a hurricane firsthand? No, thank god, and hope never to..

2) Have you ever experienced outside heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius)? Yep, midsummer lasts for weeks here… and we invariably have at least a week to ten days of over 113F (45C). The sort of dry heat that feels like walking into a burning wall when you go outside.

3) When and where was the coldest temperature you have ever experienced? I'm not sure what it was, but we visited York on an overseas trip in early winter, and I still remember that as something way outside what we get where I live...

4) Is your household prepared for a possible power outage of two to seven days? Not properly… oh we'd manage (as long as it wasn't the abovementioned midsummer, I can't remember at all how we managed without aircon etc and don't want to find out again)

5) Do you have a go bag? No, but I do know where the important things are if I had to grab them…




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missdiane
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Time:2018-09-14 12:12 pm (UTC)
Mine here!
https://missdiane.livejournal.com/1149903.html
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kazzy_cee
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Time:2018-09-14 12:32 pm (UTC)
My answers:

1. Have you ever experienced a hurricane firsthand?
No as I live in the SE suburbs of London in the UK. I've never experienced one when I've been on a holiday either.

2. Have you ever experienced outside heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius)?
Yes - it has been well over 40C in on the underground tube trains which is horrible. This year it was up to 38C in my garden a few days which was horrible as we aren't set up for hot weather in the UK so hardly anywhere has air conditioning.

3. When and where was the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?
When we lived in Norway it got down to -15C/5F on a few days in the winter. I quite like it that cold *g* In the UK last winter it got down to -9C with the wind chill some days.

4. Is your household prepared for a possible power outage of two to seven days?
Not really - I have emergency candles and torches (flashlights) as occasionally there was trouble with a local electricity sub station nearby to our old house and we have been without power for a few hours a couple of times. Fortunately at this house we've yet to experience any power outages.

5. Do you have a go bag?
Nope - the last time I had a 'go' bag was when it was my bag full of stuff to take to the maternity unit for the birth of my youngest son which is now 25 years ago :)
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thismaz
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Time:2018-09-15 09:20 am (UTC)
Mine are at https://thismaz.livejournal.com/99470.html
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