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Big Storm and Its Disruptions
Descend on the Northeast

New York Times, by Marc Santora *

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/8/2013 11:40:59 AM

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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* [w/ Katharine Q. Seelye].

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.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 2/8/2013 11:51:04 AM     (No. 9165688)

My daughter wrote that they are getting lots of snow inland also. Hope it doesn´t cause too many wrecks. Some people drive like idiots.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/8/2013 11:54:13 AM     (No. 9165694)

I wonder how many stories will insist this storm is the wrath of global warming?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/8/2013 11:56:51 AM     (No. 9165700)

Get a couple of good books, couple of bottles of good wine, stoke the fire, stay plugged in to Lucianne, make sure the animals are provided for---and stay home. The job won´t miss you that much.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/8/2013 12:01:47 PM     (No. 9165715)

How come it´s only when the New York media-centric corridor faces harsh weather it gets front page?

Out here in the Empty Quarter we regularly get harsh, nearly hurricane force winter weather, drifts that block roads, possibility of losing electrical power.

Any headlines about us?

(crickets)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: otronome, 2/8/2013 12:04:02 PM     (No. 9165722)

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.

Cost? Just your freedon. Quite the bargain.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 2/8/2013 12:13:35 PM     (No. 9165746)

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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nightvision, 2/8/2013 12:43:46 PM     (No. 9165819)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 2/8/2013 12:47:43 PM     (No. 9165825)

Could we arrange for this storm to go a little further south so it can shut down Washington for a week or so. We would all be much better off.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shamrock, 2/8/2013 12:49:18 PM     (No. 9165829)

Because #4, those of us in flyover country, know how to take care of ourselves. Those people back east never figure it out, no matter how much warning they get.

Total dependance on government makes for a bunch of babies.

And how long before the screaming for $$$$ starts?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/8/2013 1:03:15 PM     (No. 9165851)

Careful making fun of whiners living in that all important part of the country. They´re kinda touchy about that. Those of us in the upper Great Lakes have no idea what bad weather is-dontcha know.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/8/2013 1:22:31 PM     (No. 9165873)

Better get another $60 billion ready to push their way.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: shepsmum, 2/8/2013 1:41:24 PM     (No. 9165916)

#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...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Breccia, 2/8/2013 1:42:32 PM     (No. 9165917)

Is it me or is every storm the "storm of the century" now?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LouD, 2/8/2013 2:00:13 PM     (No. 9165948)

This is a new century, #13, and so it is easy for a storm to become that. Wait 50 or so years, and then we (or rather others, because I won´t be around) will know if it rates the title.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Shells, 2/8/2013 2:11:33 PM     (No. 9165976)

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!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JAN, 2/8/2013 2:29:34 PM     (No. 9166019)

Weather channel already ranting about the next storm after Nemo.

Good grief. It´s winter, in case they didn´t notice.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/8/2013 3:19:05 PM     (No. 9166095)

#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!)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/8/2013 3:30:28 PM     (No. 9166124)

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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