I grew up in an area that had a lot of tall evergreens. Although the weather was very temperate in this area windstorms created a big hazard.
It was not unusual to lose electricity several times during the year. Usually the power would be out for a day or so.
Occasionally, we would lose power for a week. This always was difficult because you would lose all our food in our refrigerator and freezer.
It was during this time that you would realize how much we take for granted. We rely on electricity to get us through our day.