Skip to comments.On the Long Island Expressway, Cold, Hungry and Stranded
Posted on 02/09/2013 1:51:46 PM PST by PA Engineer
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. Lorna Jones decided to brave the blizzard on Friday, venturing onto the Long Island Expressway as the snow began piling up. So did many others here in Suffolk County.
They all came to regret it.
Its terrible. Its cold. I dont know how long Im going to be here, said Ms. Jones, 62, a nurse who stalled near the town of Brookhaven, less than a mile from her destination. Are there any plans to help us?
She said she had slept fitfully in her car, with no food or water, and only a bottle of Listerine next to her on the passenger seat.
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Hoho. Haha. Hee hee. It is to laugh.
Just make sure you can get to that bug out bag you put in the trunk. HAHA!
We’re in Connecticut. We got 3-4 feet of snow. We started clearing it around 6:00 AM. We burned up the auger clutch on the snowblower about 11:00. And I buried the ATV snowplow twice and had to dig it out each time. We finally quit doing it by hand about 4:15 with fifty feet still to go to reach the road. It looks like tomorrow we’ll be done, not that anything is open or we have any place to go.
It’s the storm of the century, I’m told, at least I’ve never seen a bigger snowfall. BTW, 3-4 more years we’re moving to Texas.
“Are there any plans to help us?
Oh I don’t know...ask obama?
bet those obama electric cars work great to keep you warm all night.
Isn’t it unreal? All the technology in the world can’t overcome stupidity. Our forefathers managed worse problems without it. This dummy can only sit there and demand help.
Well at least she didn’t have bad breath when she was rescued.
Big deal. She probably voted for Obama. Let him rescue her.
This is what we’ve become- a nation of stupid, stranded, unprepared and hopeless people waiting for ‘they’- the govt, someone else, anyone else but themselves to help and rescue them. Pathetic, really.
Life's tough; it's even harder when you're stupid. What ever possessed this woman to get out on the highway during the storm? It wasn't like she hadn't heard about it; the news for the past two days has been wall-to-wall NEMO!
When we lived in the Dakotas years ago, the natives told us to pack a sleeping bag with a blanket, tinned food, crackers water, a flash light and a red bandana for winter driving. The bandana was to be used to tie to the radio antenna in case the car became buried in snow during a storm.
We left the year before just such a blizzard hit. The people there were deluxe preppers.
if i would have to leave my house in a situation like that i would have enough stuff in my forester, including my -40 sleeping bag, to camp in my car for 2 days comfortably. and a couple of books to read.
I hate to say this here. But this is exactly why Governor Patrick declared a ban and got everyone except emergency personnel and media off the road for 24 hours during the storm.
Back in ‘78 several folk died waiting for someone to come dig out their cars on Route 128.
It’s hard to plow when the road is filled with cars stuck in 3 feet of snow.
Could have set a bad precedent, but in this case you can bet it saved a few lives.
She’s a nurse? Dear Lord, I hope she’s not my nurse when I need an emergency.
I suppose if everyone to had cross country ski’s in their car, that would have saved a few lives as well. ha ha ha
Yeah, but what makes it so really stupid, is that I gather that this woman didn’t even have to leave, she just wanted to rubberneck. Who does this kind of thing, needlessly, with only a bottle of mouthwash for sustenance?
What is a car antennae? Many Darwin Award prospects out on Long Island Distressway.