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Who likes storms?

  1. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    I just published a hub about my love of storms and it got me thinking...

    Do we have any other storm lovers or storm chasers here in Hub World?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I chase, do spotting. Love it

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I will pop in for a read Katie, can't hurt, you always write so well.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey guys, you should read Katie's storm hub. It is awesome! smile

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      rhartlandsbergposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is an amazing energy that storms create. They are exciting and beautiful.

    4. Beth Godwin profile image86
      Beth Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love the excitement and awe of a thunder storm.  I would not wish to be in a Tornado or flood.  I once stayed at a condo in Florida during a hurricaine and that was a sight to behold.  I also was in a hurricaine while vacationing in Jamaica but no major damage.  Although, we had to stay over four nights due to airport closing.  Not to much of a hardship! LOL

  2. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    I chase different a kind of storm, the one's in my life... I chase after them until I have beaten them!! smile

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hear that sofs. Never give up  smile

      1. sofs profile image87
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I never give up Dutchman..and thanks smile

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I used to love storms, now I dread them. With the storms comes rain at the moment. Torrential rain we have never seen before.
    I have been flooded out twice since Xmas and the last time was waist high and scary.
    I lost almost all my possessions in this last one.
    Not too keen to go through it again, I will enjoy storms again when the council fixes the flood zone we seem to have moved to. smile

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Earnest...I am so sorry, I do hope all is well for you

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you dutchman, I am just fine, although today I got a little teary when cleaning up more of the devastation around me. The carpet goes in tomorrow. smile

        1. dutchman1951 profile image60
          dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          anything I can do from the states?

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sure there is, you are doing it now! smile

    2. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Earnest.. ..that gives me the shakes...It was difficult to watch that on TV and I can understand what you are saying. My heart goes out to you.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sofs, thank you. The funny thing is, I am in Melbourne, well away from the flood areas in Australia, and I'm in a hilly suburb. We have just moved here on fairly high ground, but the water just built up and turned the roads in to rivers a meter deep!
        The water built up in the gully below us and by time I saw the water it was 6 inches up on the glass door and windows. Then the garage doors were smashed of their hinges by a wall of water which then hit the front of my home. I thought I was going to be drowned when it hit the window, but the glass held and I was able to get out. I had no time to rescue anything other than this computer before the water was above the sink.

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          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry to hear of your losses!  Hope you didn't lose your motorbikes!
          I know someone who was not so lucky.  Several years ago the water came through their house much as you describe and a log killed the husband.
          Glad you made it through and the computer as well.  The forums are much more enjoyable with you here!

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you logic. I only lost things.... smile No motorcycles went under, but my trusty old ute copped it pretty bad. so far I have replaced all engine electrics including computer.

        2. sofs profile image87
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am truly sorry Earnest, it sounds like a nightmare. ... How are you now ...are you okay? I hope that you have put those sights and sounds and experiences past you.... Oh I just don't know what to say ((((((((((hugs))))))))))

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You are sweet sofs. smile
            I'll tell you the truth, I am very happy despite the floods, my beautiful granddaughter just turned 14, the twins have started school, all the other kids are doing well, so is my daughter. I live in a featherbed of child love! smile
            I'm loving my life, and a bit of water is nothing compared to the up side. smile
            I do get upset seeing what my fellow countrymen are enduring in Queensland at the moment though. Having been blown away by a massive cyclone and flooded, they just got twenty inches of rain in 48 hours.... a true nightmare that seems never ending for them I guess.

            1. sofs profile image87
              sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I love your attitude, the ability to see the best side of life when times are bad. It is wonderful that you can look past your problems and see those of the others... You are a wonderful human being. Keep up the great spirit Earnest. smile Good to see you around.

              1. earnestshub profile image87
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Nice to see you too. :)You are one very cool lady. smile

                My sincere apologies to dear katie for hijacking her thread. smile

        3. Karanda profile image85
          Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Earnest, sorry about sending the rain your way. You know how we Queenslanders love to share things around. Personally, we are lucky to be high on a hill with a creek running alongside. Not so good for the houses below when we have those downpours that can bring 4 or 5 inches in a couple of hours. Hope things get back to normal for you soon.

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you! I am hoping my latest test will reveal what is wrong with my ute. It is running now but as rough as hell. It got well drowned. Other than sitting my chair on a concrete slab till the carpet is installed, I am doing fine.

            All my best wishes to Queenslanders, keep your powder dry folks. smile

  4. Karanda profile image85
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    Love storms, there is something about the atmosphere, especially in the tropics, that sets your senses alive. But as we have seen recently in Australia, it is imperative not to underestimate what nature is capable of and heed all warnings. Otherwise, the results can be devastating.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You would know too. Plenty of great storms up your way. smile

      1. katiem2 profile image60
        katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Love hearing about your storm stories.  smile

  5. andyoz profile image86
    andyozposted 6 years ago

    I love storms, chase them, try and photograph them, love everything about them.  I;m off to read your hub!

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool your now an official member... of the storm hubbers smile

  6. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...i luv a good storm...i don't have to chase them - they come to me.  I miss a really good thunder and lightening storm - where I live, we don't get them...the odd time I hear a little rumble of thunder; that's it.  Butttt....lots of wicked wind off the pacific.

    I remember somewhere is the US - maybe California - racing to get away from one...it was pretty black in the distance and I just knew it was going to be bad...I made it!

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I heard that cool

  7. MissE profile image80
    MissEposted 6 years ago

    I love storms.  Texas has some crazy good storms!  LUV IT!

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love Texas smile

  8. Trail Otter profile image60
    Trail Otterposted 6 years ago

    Looking forward to warmer weather so we have some storms. Love watching lightning dance across the sky.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is nice smile

  9. SkiFACE profile image61
    SkiFACEposted 6 years ago

    Storms are a wonderful manifestation of nature, for consealment, ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!!!!!!

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  10. La Papillon profile image75
    La Papillonposted 6 years ago

    I have been a weather freak since I was little.
    Well actually my kids and their friends call me a weather nurd. I am honoured smile
    I enjoy predicting weather events and earthquakes (I am also a geology/seismology buff as well).

    Cheers, Louise wink

    1. La Papillon profile image75
      La Papillonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OOOps! nurd is spelt nerd.......hand-eye-coordination a bit off wink

    2. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      La Papillion, Maybe you should be vice president of the storm hubbers club smile

  11. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I love a nice Tampa Bay thunder storm, wicked lightening..

    I don't know what it is, but at certain times, it's comforting.
    I wonder why? maybe the connection with nature..

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSPVrgsAJ_i7B4Ir4fpDS4P0mTSq9yprE_G78QyWXcOWllrLDLw

    The lightening strikes here are believed to be so powerful because of the huge highly charged clouds. It's awesome at times looking at the sky to see columns of black where it's pouring rain and blue sky above you.

    1. La Papillon profile image75
      La Papillonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What an awesome photo wink

    2. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WOW

    3. tritrain profile image76
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow!  That is a great photo!

      I love storms as well.  Both being in them and safely tucked away inside a shelter.

    4. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice pic, I love how you always bring something a little special to the forums.  Rock on or should I say Thunder on smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I love them.  The crazier the better, as long as I'm safely out of it.  Not so much a chaser of them.  I find them personally to be very spiritual experiences.  smile  GREAT post!

    1. La Papillon profile image75
      La Papillonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you Motown2Chitown wink

    2. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool you in the club too now  smile

  13. spookyfox profile image80
    spookyfoxposted 6 years ago

    I can't help it, but I do love them, even if a cat I loved so much was killed by one sad

    1. La Papillon profile image75
      La Papillonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear about your cat. That must have been very upsetting for you.
      I have a few cats and I couldn't imagine losing mine in such a fashion.
      Best wishes, Louise.

    2. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh so sad, sorry for your loss

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    LoopoooooOooove them the louder the. Better

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Inspires some great lyrics no doubt!

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    philip carey 61posted 6 years ago

    I have a thunderstorm app on my iPhone. I find it restful, and it always helps me fall asleep.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool I'll have to check that out

  16. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Can't say I like storms and I can't say I dislike 'em either.  I was afraid of thunderstorms until I was 20 or 21

    (terribly afraid!  lol  when I was young and there was a storm during the night I'd run to my sisters room and send my sister back to get my pillow and close my window)

    After I was married, my (now ex) husband found out (of course, lol, couldn't hide it now could I?) and actually explained what a thunderstorm is so that I'm no longer afraid.  Course, now that I can sleep through them, there's no point in being awed by them either....hmm 

    "One way or another, I'm gonna getcha...."

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Rafini, Thanks for sharing and I do hope your fear stays long gone.

  17. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    aw Sofs what a lovely memory..... poor man, shows just how important the computer was to him, he rescued it.... bless.....


       and once again wonderful things to say about his grandchildren.

 
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