Skip to comments.O'Malley orders Marylanders off roads, warns deaths will occur(shuts down state for light rain)
Posted on 10/31/2012 1:02:40 PM PDT by sickoflibs
Gov. Martin OMalley called Hurricane Sandy a violent storm and ordered Marylanders off roads and highways because deaths may occur.
Sandy is expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and dump as much as eight inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday making it one of the most powerful storms in Maryland in recent memory.
O'Malley said the storm will be "unlike any storm we've had to weather."
Hurricane Sandy is going to come over Maryland, shes going to sit on top of Maryland and beat on Maryland for a good 24 to 36 hours, OMalley said bluntly during a press conference at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reisterstown. There will be people who die and are killed in this storm.
MORE: Travel comes to standstill in Baltimore area
OMalley said he is ordering and urging Marylanders to stay off roads for the next 36 hours. Across the state, 23 shelters are open for those in emergency situations.
OMalley expects transportation officials to close the Bay Bridge sometime on Monday as wind intensifies.
As a result of the storm, widespread power outages are anticipate from Virginia through Maine and as far west as Michigan.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and Pepco have both brought in outside crews to help restore power lines, but OMalley said repairs cant begin until the worst of the storm is past.
What most of us have figured out by now is that Maryland is right in the cross hairs of this very, very violent storm called Hurricane Sandy, he said.
Hurricane O'Malley cost Maryland businesses millions with his faulty waether prediction and directives. But to clueless Dem Marylanders he looks like a leader.
So, if "ordering" them doesn't work, maybe "urging" them will.
Shutting down for light rain? Who do they think they are, Los Angeles?
He is the chairmen of the chairmanship of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), and the Maryland Dems braintrust and fearless leader.
This is the guy they trust to raise about six of our taxes and refine marriage and ‘immigrants’.
And if those don't work, perhaps he might try prodding, cajoling, coaxing, goading....
Wouldn't that be even better?
A funny thought but it would be hard to leave the state and the roads at the same time.
In fact his order has a similar problem, If he orders us off the roads while we are driving do we just park on the shoulder until the 36 hours is up inside our cars? Or Do we stay where we are until then, at work, store, etc.??
i escaped after college when i went into the army in ‘74. still have family back there and it is fun to go back to visit. lots of history in the whole area but everything looks old and delapidated and really close together. plus the weather. glad i ended up in colorado in ‘79.
I imagine these politicians think they need to cover their you-know-whats in case the worst happens, but now we have this ridiculous overreaction whenever a weather event occurs.
Here in Pittsburgh, they decided to shut down the schools for a day on Tuesday for this storm, forcing a lot of parents to take off work to babysit their kids. We got a few inches of rain and a little wind and that was it. The weather forecasters had already backed off their worst-case predictions by Monday, but I guess the Mayor wanted to look decisive or something.
Sandy never made US landfall as a Hurricane. So perhaps the governor got Hurricane Sandy confused with Sandy, his hooker.
So the bad part of the storm didn’t hit MD. Hindsight is the only exact science that I know of, and now that we have the actual storm track, gosh, the governor sure acted foolishly!
Now if he’d been governor of NJ or NY...
There are many clueless Dem Marylanders - hell, they run this state.
We got a whole bunch of rain here in Howard County but not too much wind damage. Looking around the neighborhood there weren’t too many tree branches down. It was pretty calm by Tuesday morning.
“Quick! Somebody take a picture of me fighting a huricane to protect Marylandiacs.”
O’Malley’s speech (short version): “People are gonna die, Holmes! Stay off the roads!”
Nothing fortifying or uplifting or inspirational there.
Technically, the storm was still over us on Tuesday. We just got the worst of it on Monday night.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Well, there were still trees down, some standing water and flooding, and dark traffic signals. Probably was actually not a bad decision.
Still overreaction. This storm was a bust for us central MDers compared to Irene/Lee. It’s been mostly a coastal disaster. No Agnes.
What a world - thanks for the ping...
Yep, I escaped to small town Oregon three weeks ago, just in time.
Even Oregon is better than MD. Of course, I now live in a county that is mostly redneck farmers, ranchers and loggers.
I was able to go to a gun store and walk out with my first hand gun just two weeks after I moved here. I even bought a rifle in a nearby Walmart. Try doing either of those things in Maryland.
This O’Malley clown belongs in Boston : )
It’s a tough contest for “worst Governor” but it looks like O’Malley is trying his hardest to win.
O’malley is a lazy, lying, piece of shit.
I’m from Charles County, MD. and I approved this message.
” Its a tough contest for worst Governor but it looks like OMalley is trying his hardest to win.”
Yeah, he is looking good : )