TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on? Hurricane Irma’s march across Florida and into the Southeast triggered one of the bigger blackouts in U.S. history, plunging as many as 13 million people into the dark as the storm dragged down power lines and blew out transformers. It also shattered the climate-controlled bubbles that enable people to live here despite the state’s heat, humidity and insects.
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My mother grew up in southern Tennessee with no air conditioning. My father grew up in southern Kentucky with no air conditioning. My siblings and I had no air conditioning for years and years. Is it uncomfortable? Yes. Is it unlivable? No. You adjust. God bless the air conditioner and I know Floridians will be very happy when it comes back on, but you can live without it. By the way I will bet any amount of money the author of this is one of those guys who would cry and suck his thumb if HIS AC went off.
Could this be nothing more than gloom and doom from a presstitute organization of the enemedia intended to sow fear, uncertainty, and doubt?
Of course it is a disgusting, sweaty mess! What else would be expected after something like this at this time of year! To be in it is an assault on all 5 senses--yes, you can actually taste the funk in the air. However, it is NOT hopeless. It just takes time to get things going. Once started, they gain momentum as communication & transportation are restored and volunteers can and do come in--along with gov´t agencies, etc.
It ought to be a requirement for would be reporters and pundits to live for a year as a native in some tropical, 3rd world country. Amazing what it would do for their perspective; either make them or break them.
I read, years ago, a piece in some publication, that the reason that the South -- maybe it referred specifically to Atlanta -- had risen to great levels of prosperity was air conditioning. And that was because of a man named Willis Carrier from Buffalo, New York.
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