When a large number of homes are blown away the water pipes get smashed and ripped out, leaving the plumbing gushing water. In the aftermath of the 04/28/2011 tordadoes I endured almost a week sans running water because of low water pressure. It is harder doing without running water than electrical power, you never appreciate your water till the well goes dry. The electricity was off for a week or more and I kind of enjoyed the peace and quite. John D Rockefeller sr's invention, Kerosene sort of gives off a romantic glow if you get my drift, and I got a lot of heavy reading done in some real tomes. If it wasn't illegal here to shoot a whale from the cab of a moving pickup truck, I would like to try whale oil in my coal oil lamps the next time the lights go out, just for comparisons sake.
But I am sure that there will definitely be a next time and a time after that time, just like there was a time before the last time and a time before that time. If that were not so, we humans would never have learned to cope with disasters.
What part of the South did your people come from Blue. Mine came out of Franklin County North Carolina. By way of Spartanberg, South Carolina with stops in Milton County Georgia before taking root on Lookout and Sand Mountains.
I joke with folks that everyone left in the South by 1950 were moonshiners, because the Democrats drove or starved everyone else out.
I am happy to report that my middle cousin, who was the last one of us who had to go North to find work is back and living on the old home place. She has also completely lost all traces of her Northern accent. :-D
Let's set aside all the ribbing and get serous for a minute. The Democrats are doing the same thing to places like California and New York State that they did to the people here. I wish to remind everyone that at the beginning of the 20th Century the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina, EACH
had a population larger than the state of California's. In fact California and Kansas was running neck and neck population wise. Go back with me to my second paragraph, IF IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE IT CAN AND WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.http://www.demographia.com/db-state1900.htm