I can probably count the number of times there was a power outage in Seattle (where I spent the first 18 years of my life) on one hand. Yet in the past two or three years, here in North Carolina we've lost power at least six times that I can easily recall. I'm talking about significant outages here, more than an hour long. A couple of them lasted several days. How often does the power go out where you live? Is my experience here in North Carolina unusual, or was my Seattle experience more atypical?