Friday, January 5, 2018


What many recall of the Great Ice Storm of 1998: The sounds. It came quietly, a steady drizzle that in the cold, still air left trees, power and phone lines, sidewalks and roads coated with a glistening layer of ice. Absent the usual sounds of urban and rural life: the sharp crack of trees splintering, their broken limbs crashing to the ground with the sound of a million shattered crystal goblets, the rattle and hum of downed power lines, the groan of hydro towers collapsing under tonnes of ice.

1 comment:

  1. The same Environment Canada "experts" that couldn't see the weather system that tracked up the Ohio Valley and resulted in Canada's largest national disaster (at the time) re the same ones forecasting weather for the next decade...50 hundred years. They don't know their arse from their elbow and the forecasting is no better today than 20 years ago.