ice storm, worried mom

  1. My son lives in Charlotte. Only message from either he or his wife was a brief email yesterday. It says power is out and phones are out. That was it. I guess she took power book some where and used it to contact everyone. Anyone else have any news?
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  3. by   nursegoodguy
    I don't know anything about Charlotte but... If they were able to get an email I think everything will be ok...
    We had a big ice storm around Valentine's day 1976 back home in Illinois! It pulled lines and branches down everywhere! We were without power for about two weeks in our house.
    They'll be ok!
  4. by   suzannasue
    I live about an hour an a half away from Charlotte...power being restored...slowly...hope you have heard from your son...I have a daughter there word from her either...
    did hear from daughters in Raleigh...power is on for them today...
    whatta mess......................
  5. by   BadBird
    I wouldn't worry too much, it he can e-mail I am sure they are just trying to keep warm, who knows you might be a grandma.
  6. by   oramar
    I love Charlotte, the kids love it to. Breaks my heart to hear of all those venerable trees dying. Did I read somewhere the Charlotte has more buildings from Civil War period than anyother place in country? Something about it never experienced a building boom until last 5 years so things never got torn down.
  7. by   just1rn
    I live about 40 minutes from Charlotte. Power is on and off. Lots of people are without or they loose power every so often while the power company is trying to restore the millions of people who are out.... Saying in the news this is worse than when hurricane Hugo hit and the power was out for over a week for some...

    Hope you hear from your family soon
  8. by   oramar
    There power is on for first time in 5 days. From what people are saying it could go off again. Just got another short email. I guess they have to throw everything in frig out.
  9. by   Tweety
    Yikes, I remember those North Carolina ice storms. Where I'm from in Fayetteville, NC we rare got snow, maybe every five or so years, but those ice storms. Yuck. Nothing worse than being cold without power.
  10. by   oramar
    The amount of food that was tossed out due to power outages alone is staggering. All those frigs that were off for five days.
  11. by   suzannasue
    Heard from daughter yesterday...she and hubby spent one night trying to "tough it out" in a freezing apt. Next night they went to friends home. Then they went to his parent's home in Fayetteville...his Mom was in a Christmas program and they wanted to see her in the program, plus they had a warm house.
    Daughter said she had just bought groceries the day before the had daughters in Raleigh. So thankful for losing power for only a couple of hours...
    The death toll is presently at 12. Keep these folks families in your prayers, thoughts, meditations....
  12. by   oramar
    The place has been so out of touch with outside world that I think we have yet to hear whole story. And yes, best wishes and prayers for everyone.
  13. by   CountrifiedRN
    Hi everyone!

    Well, this has been a fun week....NOT! I never realized how much I took for granted!

    My power went out last wednesday night, right in the middle of an online exam for an internet class. I was without power for two days, and felt like pioneer woman chopping firewood for heat and boiling water on the propane grill. My husband was out of town so it was just me and the kids. I'm lucky that I have some really wonderful neighbors who all pulled together to help each other out. I can only imagine how frustrating it is for those still without power, we've had some cold nights here.

    On top of it all the power surge fried my hard drive and operating system, so I'm borrowing my husbands work laptop tonight.

    I had never experienced an ice storm before this, it was pretty scary. All night on wednesday I could hear trees falling, and I was just praying that one didn't come through my house. On thursday morning there were trees and powerlines down everywhere.

    I send my thoughts and prayers out to those still dealing with this mess and I hope they get their power back soon. Above all I hope everyone stays safe.
  14. by   formernurse
    I'm here in Chapel Hill. Just got my power back yesterday, and hope it stays on. Folks in Durham are furious with Duke Power b/c so many of them are still without power---and now they are saying it could be Sunday before everyone has their power restored. Sure hope they all get it back soon. We who go to UNC all have finals this week---and it has been a blast trying to study by candle light!!!