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Old 09-27-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Delaware County, PA
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I'd rather go without electricity.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'd definitely rather go without electricity. It would be extremely annoying, but not life-threatening. I have gas hot water, a gas stove, and a gas fireplace for heat (none of which require electric starts.) As long as I have hot showers and can make coffee or tea, I'm good.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'd definitely rather go without electricity. It would be extremely annoying, but not life-threatening. I have gas hot water, a gas stove, and a gas fireplace for heat (none of which require electric starts.) As long as I have hot showers and can make coffee or tea, I'm good.
When my electricity went out for 4 1/2 days, I had an electric water heater. It was warm, so I didn't need heat, but I lost everything in the the refrigerator and freezer. I had a lot of good stuff in the freezer.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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The question is moot. In most cases you would be dead in less than a week without water so the entire second week is irrelevant.
Hey buddy...im talking about running water in the house or electricity.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx. USA
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When Hurricane Alicia hit in 1983, our electricity stayed on, but the water mains broke. It lasted about 4 days. Aside from no coffee (EEK!) & being a bit gamy, the worst was not being able to flush on demand. Luckily, I lived above the pool area of my apt. complex, & lugged a 5 gal. bucket upstairs every day. The neighbors laughed - at first. Soon, everyone was raiding the pool.

When Hurricane Ike hit in 2008, we kept the water, lost the electric. We got lucky in that a cool front came right after, so having the windows open was enough until the power came back on (except at night - closed the windows!).

Having been without both (as well as other times), I can definitely say I'd rather do without electricity.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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I am another one that loses water whenever the electric goes out. If I had to choose between losing both or just losing water, I would lose the water and use the shower at the gym.


We have a generator to keep basics like heat (and water) going, but not enough gasoline stored to make much of a difference in a big disaster. Someday I would like to take care of the gasoline issue but it's not very high up on my priority list.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I vote for no electricity over having no water although in our Florida summers it is brutal without a/c or a fan. UNLESS it was an outage that we knew about ahead of time. In that case I would stock up on water and go with having electricity.
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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electricity, I must bathe daily. Been there and done that. Just go to bed early cause no tv for entertainment.
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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I'd rather do without electricity. I can cook on a gas grill and/or get a generator.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Electricity.
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