Archive for 9th January 2007

Weather PTSD

I have PTSD, and basically, when disaster looms, you either over-prepare, or curl up in a ball, and wait for the kick in the gut.

Western Washington seems to have developed Weather PTSD. After the flooding, snow, and the gail-force winds, now that some gusting is happening, and some snow is due, everyone is freaked about over-preparing. Hardware stores have booming sales of generators and kerosene heaters. Everyone is selling batteries like they’re going out of style. The stores are selling tons of bottled water, bread, toilet paper.

I’m starting to kind of like living in a totally paranoid place. Makes me feel right at home. 🙂