Please...we lost electricity for 10 days in the middle of winter....Upstate NY
Middle of winter? How is your comment relevant to a discussion about weather in August?
And we lost power for 10 days with Hurricane Gustav which barely got national coverage — if any — even though it basically shut down Baton Rouge for most of that time. National Guard were here to “keep the peace”, but it was laughable because the culture here is not like it is in N.O. No lootings or signs of any trouble. People helping each other if there was a need. Very different.
Glad we don’t have your winters, though! :))