For one more week, the Friendly Friday Challenge is to talk about the WEATHER
In my part of the world the record-breaking bomb cyclone weather is past. Today was a glorious sunny day and for the first time in
one two weeks, there was no rain! Of course, we went out for a walk. But before that … what was the storm like?
It was pretty wild. So wild that we stayed indoors, thankful to be dry and warm. There were warnings of flash floods (but we weren’t going anywhere) and power outages (we had a brief one) and advice to have an emergency kit with three days worth of water and food (which I think we had but was glad we didn’t have to test.) I read about the emergency kit when the storm was in full throttle and resolved to assemble one, as soon as I survived this bit.
Back in the city, I never think about emergency kits and go-bags. In Toronto, emergency kits are boxes of band-aids in the medicine cabinet and stashes of chocolate bars hidden in the kitchen.
In Ucluelet, emergency kits are batteries, flashlights, hand-cranked radios, warm clothing, keys, food and water.
Go-bags are the same but smaller, for grabbing when there’s an immediate evacuation warning. Like a tsunami warning, when we have 20 minutes to walk or run, to higher ground.
In any event, neither were needed. Eventually, the 80 km winds cleared up and it was safe, more or less to go out.
Photos and video this week are compliments of my hubby. I opted to stay indoors … where it was warm and dry.
Thanks for all your responses on WEATHER in your part of the world. I had some wonderful insights into
Sofia’s Glaswegian Weather
Amanda’s Extreme Aussie Weather
Drake’s Gorgeous storm photography
eklastic’s Windy Weather in Germany
Ju-Lyn’s Hot & Sultry Singapore
Liz’s rainbows in Colorado
Manja’s contrasting weather in Tuscany and Ljubljana
There’s still one more week for the challenge, where you can tell me more about the WEATHER, at home or away, at times or events, memorable to you.
Next week, Amanda will post a new challenge at Something to Ponder About.
Until then, I look forward to hearing from you!
Sunny now on Vancouver Island, Canada. October 2021