Katia is coming for a visit.
The hurricane Katia is on her way towards Sweden and my littke village. The wind blows stronger already and tomorrow she´ll start her way over the southern part of the country. But until then we won´t have any stronger winds than gale force.
On Wednesday however we will have storm here. Thankfully she´ll come from the west so I hope the forest will take most of the wind like it has these last storms we´ve had. It does help that I also live in a sort of a pit compared to the rest of the surroundings but one never knows with winds how they´ll act.
We normally don´t lose power here during times like this but I have my firé heated stove if it happens and my cool cellar if I have to cook all food I have in the freezer. But I do need to get water in to canisters and buckets because we won´t have any water if the electricity is gone.
The two latest really big storms (that only was seen as a one on the scale You use in the amerivan continent) came during winter (they were called Gudrun and Per by the way) created chaos here. Hundred of thousands were out of power for up to two months, more forest fell than the cut down during one year and lots of homes got destroyed because they had no other heat sorce than electric radiators.
My mother and her neighbors couldn´t get out of their village for over two weeks because of all fallen trees. The telephones didn´t work nor did their mobile phones so none of us knew if they actually lived. This storm however will be nothing like that even if some people most probably will get out to look at what the winds do and some of them will most probably get hit by falling trees, that always happens.
So after this I´ll get out to see if I have to secure anything and I will remove my little green house I made this summer otherwise it will work as a huge kite 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have a great day!