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looks like we are in for a hell of a storm

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Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

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... A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO DROP 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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SnapIt
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:45 AM
The last person that said this about Sandy must have had to swollow those words hard!
Look what happened with that storm


Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.
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Cassidysmom611
by Gold Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

I am not happy! I have lived in Northern Massachusetts my whole life but I still get nervous during super storms. 

pristine729
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Remember to have cash, ATM machines will be down if there isn't any electricity.



Canned food! Although with camping supplies I could boil water and have velveeta or ramen noodles or rice, ect. 



9 gallons of water per person



Batteries



Flashlights/Candles



Fill your gas tank.



I'm trying to eat all our frozen foods the next couple days in case we lose electricity and it all goes bad! 


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh, I am freaked out. This is my winter in new england. We are on the shoreline ct. They said we might get 18-24 inches of snow. Is that enough for power to go out? Will they plow the roads DH is military and has to work Saturday? How do I prepare? Sorry if this sounds dumb. I am from the deep south never seen more than flurries in my life.
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SnapIt
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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Hmmm maybe in alaska its not as bad because they are use to it
Unlike these places that are going to get hit hard.
You have assholes on the roads that think "its nothing" causing accidents and then you have the other half who think "ehhh its nothing" and are not prepared and have to be rescued or worse.... found dead, because they thought "it wasnt going to be so bad, why is everyone freakin out"
Quoting Anonymous:

Yep, and if it sways off the supposed track even a little bit, it could greatly affect the amounts or you could get nothing. Give me a break. How do you suppose people in Alaska manage? It snows constantly. If they lost 100 people per storm up their, they would have a population of zero. Like I said, people need to stop freaking out and making it seem worse than it is. Its a snowstorm. Nothing " historic " about it. < eyeroll



Quoting RunningMommaof2:

The last time we had a storm this big, it killed 100 people in my state. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal for people to stay safe!







Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.


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RunningMommaof2
by Kelly on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Well... the last time we had this much snow (not EVEN this much snow) a lot of people were without power for over 2 weeks. So I don't really care what you have to say lol. I'm not freaking out, but I'm not going to be a jackass and not be prepared either. Sorry someone pissed in your cheerios this morning, but it's not going to affect me. lol 


Quoting Anonymous:

Yep, and if it sways off the supposed track even a little bit, it could greatly affect the amounts or you could get nothing. Give me a break. How do you suppose people in Alaska manage? It snows constantly. If they lost 100 people per storm up their, they would have a population of zero. Like I said, people need to stop freaking out and making it seem worse than it is. Its a snowstorm. Nothing " historic " about it. < eyeroll


Quoting RunningMommaof2:

The last time we had a storm this big, it killed 100 people in my state. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal for people to stay safe!




Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.




kjbennett26
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Im in CO and I would love a snow storm!!!
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UxorQuodMatris.
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM
I'm in SE CT. I'm not looking forward to this at all. I hope we don't lose power :/
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deadlights86
by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

 It always fun when the weather says potential historic winter storm. Stock up on emergency supplies now.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM
Sandy was a hurricane. You cannot compare a powerful hurricane to a snowstorm. Seriously.


Quoting SnapIt:

The last person that said this about Sandy must have had to swollow those words hard!

Look what happened with that storm




Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.

pristine729
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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If you have well water and lose electricity, you won't have running water! Fill the bath tub and remember that you can melt snow and use that to fill the back of the toilet...

Roads will be bad! Especially secondary. If you're not a main road or a road off of a main road, you're probably not going anywhere!


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh, I am freaked out. This is my winter in new england. We are on the shoreline ct. They said we might get 18-24 inches of snow. Is that enough for power to go out? Will they plow the roads DH is military and has to work Saturday? How do I prepare? Sorry if this sounds dumb. I am from the deep south never seen more than flurries in my life.
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