http://www.katu.com/news/local/High...-rare-August-windstorm-arrives-323316931.html And things like this. Stuff happens. Almost everyday to someone somewhere. I have seen people (Tappan was one) predict some form of "zombie apocalypse" TEOTWAWKI scenario for over 4 decades. Haven't seen that happen yet. I lived through the Columbus Day storm, a number of lesser wind, snow/ice storms, volcano eruptions, floods, riots, economic downturns, etc. - all more or less temporary. The only long term scenario I prep for is the one that is playing out now and has been for a while, won't happen overnight, that a LOT of preppers deny is happening or will happen (can you say sheeple?): climate change and "peak carrying capacity".