As heavy, wet snow started to blanket much of the Northeast on Friday morning, people rushed to stores to stock up on supplies, drivers lined up at gas stations to fill their tanks and local authorities from New York City to Maine started working to battle what forecasters said could be the biggest blizzard for some cities in a century. (Snip) On Long Island, the power company, which has received heavy criticism for its response to Hurricane Sandy, promised customers that it was prepared. The city of Boston, where snow started to fall around 9:30 a.m. and forecasts called for more than two feet of snow
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We hope that our East coast friends and posters are safe, prepared and warm at home, now. Please keep the rest of US updated if this gets really nasty.
Uh oh...more global warming...I mean climate change. No matter. Who the heck left their SUV running too long?
The main thing is that models show that all this can be easily fixed if we just give cental governments power over all our actions and allow them to tweak the ecosphere so as to achieve global harmony and bliss.
I do hope that everyone stays safe. They have stocked up and are ready. Plenty of warning was given the past couple of days.
I also wonder if they will want a disaster declaration and how much they want the feds (taxpayers) to pay for cleanup? I know that isn´t very nice to say but it always seems like when the Northeast gets hit with weather they are the only ones who have had it bad and always need help.
Rush is on a roll right now. He´s making fun of all the panicky pronouncements coming from the LSM.
- don´t go outside - don´t shovel snow - if you do shovel, take a couple of aspirins first - make sure you stretch before shovelling - don´t let the kids out to play in the snow - if you have to walk, walk verrrrry slowly - you can cook mac & cheese over a candle. - make sure your EBT card is fully charged
A caller just reminded him of a critical one. Never eat yellow snow! Thanks, Rush.
#4 -- don´t exaggerate. We hear a lot about when it snows in/around DC too.
We may hear a lot about climate change and this storm, but I am quite sure that we WON´T hear about how some areas that will be hit don´t have any heat...because of hurricane Sandy. You know, the one the Pres. Obama was going to make sure FEMA helped everyone. The ones who are still waiting...
Here in southwestern CT it´s been snowing gangbusters since 8 o´clock. But the Weather Channel stooges are posted in NYC and Boston where nothing is happening yet. We don´t exist to these people. Praying we don´t lose power, yet again. Seven days without is too much when it´s this cold. And oh, yes. Rush is on a comic roll today!
#7, that is too funny!!!! Call me cynical but Gov Christie already dreaming of that "federal disaster money" he will be asking for! Yes, the storm in 1978 was no joke but people have to remember, communication and accurate weather reporting was not what it is now. (I used to live in Flagstaff, AZ so I know a huge dump of snow is quite disruptive!)
Everyone, please stay safe and warm. Hopefully Nanny Bloomburg has not placed any limitations on the number of ounces of hot chocolate NYers are allowed to drink. Here is Southcentral PA we´re getting some rain right now and then perhaps an inch or so of snow. But if it turns colder and ices up a coating of snow can be worse than a few inches; and drivers here are pretty nuts! NOTHING keeps them off the roads.
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