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So, I have an alert tone go off on my Weather Radio, warning me of severe thunderstorms and a tornado watch, as today's storm system collides over my area.

I hear this enormous roar of wind that blasts by outside in the dark, and I listen as it dissipates.

Then, my distant early warning (DEW) system goes off. DEW out in the country means your satellite TV signal just succumbed to rain fade, which in turn means you are about to get hammered by incoming rain.

So, I decide to mosey on over to where I keep my flashlights. I look out the window and watch the storm roll in. And it is coming down in sheets sideways.

Then, it happens - the dreaded big blue flash of a transformer getting zapped, and bang, the lights go out.

It is amazing how dark it can get out in rural America (makes for great star gazing, though).

So, I use the iPhone to report the outage.

And I grab my trusty DeWalt rechargeable 18 volt DC fluorescent work lights, which I use as the first tier lighting in power outages. I have four batteries for it. Saves on my dry cell usage and costs.

I will have to do a thread on these lights, because these really are great in a power outage, not to mention as a work light. I bought them on sale at Lowe's and they are more than worth the $24.95 I paid for them.

I love being a prepper - only one on the entire block with lights - most people just went on to bed.

So, I will relax for a spell with my trusty dog, and clean a gun for entertainment.

This is a wicked storm system - if you are in its path, that squall line is a wallbanger.

Not gonna crank up the gennie; I will just listen to it rain and get ready for a range trip soon.

Keep on prepping - times like this just provide friendly reminders why that is a wise way to live your life.

Nice little rainstorm now. Cooling off, too. Weird weather continues.

Peace.
 

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Ditto...Last power outage we had I opened up blinds...cranked up the sat tv and the BIG SCREEN and had neihbors outside watching LOL....My generator running quietly out back~!....This aint my BOL...no worries!
 

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The wind has been whipping pretty good here in eastern NC for the last several hours. The storm is closing in on my local area. I love to watch a thunderstorm as it cleanses the earth and leaves its mark but this one has me a bit worried. :?
 

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Well, power has been restored now. Storm is just about gone - but judging by the noise it made coming through, some damage is bound to happen.

Hunker down and sleep well!
 
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