Well, four months after Hurricane Sandy flattened parts of the eastern seaboard we are all now hunkering down for Stormpocalypse #2. Awaiting the imminent arrival of 100k winds and 40cm of blowing snow. Boston to get possibly twice that.
And its good to see that people have their priorities straight this time. The line-ups at the liquor store tonight went out the door.
For us the storm will be at its worst tomorrow! Why not drink the day away and watch endless loops of hockey games on CBC?
What got me though was how much of the supermarket shelves had been emptied. Talk about panic!
I’m not sure why we are panicking up here. It’s only 40cm of snow. The storm is only going to last a day.
Unlike America, where it snows much less, we have fleets of snowplows ready to take on anything nature wants to throw at us. It’s not like we are going to be stranded on an iceberg for a week.
At most we will be inconvenienced for the day – maybe two, until they clean out the side streets.
But to clean out the supermarkets? Really?
Okay, maybe we haven’t had a good winter storm up here in like a decade. Maybe global warming has made us soft.
But do we really forget how to survive that quickly?
How quickly our knowledge of winter storms and our pride in Canadian hearty fortitude can be lost.
A decade of global warming taking away most of our winters and we think ourselves helpless – against the kind of mid-sized storm that used to blow through here once a month back in the ’70’s.