Skip to comments.Tens of thousands likely without power until Saturday
Posted on 12/26/2013 7:31:19 AM PST by Kartographer
Tens of thousands in the Northeast and Midwest who spent Christmas in the dark and cold after a vicious ice storm are likely to be waiting until the weekend for their power to be restored, utility firms said early Thursday.
For many people in Maine -- proportionally the hardest-hit state there looked to be more misery on the way, with a second bout of snow and cold temperatures threatening to put even more people in the dark.
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In other news, the President enjoyed his vacation with a round of golf and time spent on the beach.
Didn’t even offer and extension cord.
I wonder how do the keep the Island from flipping over with Obama and all his entourage on it? ;-)
Tens of thousands in the Northeast and Midwest who spent Christmas in the dark and cold after a vicious ice storm...
Aw, that ding-blasted, gosh-darned imaginary anthropogenic global warming!
That’s the result of G-O-B-U-L-L warming!
I’m slightly north of Hastings, power went out early Sunday morning, came back Tuesday afternoon. I wasn’t expecting it before this weekend.
Fortunately, I beat the rush to buy a generator Sunday.
Obama’s FEMA is too busy gearing up for the upcoming wars with white Christians, patriots and the Tea Party to have much concern about minor disruptions like this.
This paragraph jumped out at me:
“In Owosso, Mich., 8-year-old Shyann Decator was able to stay positive despite spending Christmas Day in a Salvation Army shelter with her mother, Mandy Fisher.
“[It was] overwhelming at first a little bit,” Fisher told NBC station WEYI. “Not knowing if we could go home for Christmas but we’ve been taken care of.”
I don’t dis the Salvation Army, but I’m wondering...could this story be using them for conditioning for the camps the govt has planned for us eventually?...They’ll take such good care of us. Just like they are now.
Conservatives love FEMA as long as they’re getting their cut. Just watch any thread about a big natural disaster and note how many of our fellow FReepers whine that Obama hasn’t given anything to “red states”.
That’s nothing compared to the rants of ‘Conservatives’ who don’t think you should take any action to provide for yourself in an event of an emergency. That not ‘fair’ don’t you know?
Unlike those FReepers who are too stupid to keep their mouth shut about all their “planning”. LOL
Every year they get ice storms in the Northeast and people lose their power. It looks like sooner or later the power companies would put these power lines underground.
Putting them underground may be more trouble than its worth. I hit water at 2 feet when its dry on the surface.
They did just bury my phone and cable but they don’t carry much current.
>>I dont dis the Salvation Army, but Im wondering...could this story be using them for conditioning for the camps the govt has planned for us eventually?...Theyll take such good care of us. Just like they are now.<<
Here in Central KY they have evacuation plans in place in the event the Army Depot goes sideways. We will not be “allowed” to pick up our kids from school, as they will be bused to evacuation shelters.
I’ve hammered it into my kids’ heads...’do not get on the bus’, come hell or high water, I’m getting you.
My sister lives in Leslie and had the same as you. My friends in Lansing are having a tough time. Some got their power back Christmas Eve and some are still without power.
The dividing line was somewhere around Mason as my sister drove to work in Lansing and by the time she hit Mason there was a solid coating of ice on everything and it is still there today due to the temps.
I dated a Serbian woman who told me that forced evacuations took place there by putting children on a bus and sending them to a distant camp. Parents were provided a similar bus to go be with their kids.
It was when they started separating the men that things really went bad.
Oh, that’s a good one...
Would that be L-BGAD?
He set up a a feed bin in the valley below his house and the other day when he went out to fill it, 6 deer had come out of the woods to feed off it before he even got back to the gate in his yard......foraging has been tough for them.
Excellent point that I had not considered. Thanks for the words of wisdom.
Yes indeed. While the probability of an accident there is low, it’s still something to consider.
Every year there’s a propaganda campaign about “Know Your Zone”, and all the instructions and rules that come along with it.
Our plan is to bug-in. I-75 would be a parking lot inside of 10 minutes with thousands of people all trying to get to the safe zones in neighboring counties.
The only place I plan on going is to high ground to get a bead on the attacking Zombie Hoards.
“Not a creature was stirring as the lights were all out!”
If I lived in the north, knowing ice brings down power lines, I would have ways to stay warm, have stored food and ways to cook and have light. Anyone living there and not being prepared for power going out, isn’t thinking.
What a pity families have gone to shelters where they have to depend on someone else to keep them alive. I think this illustrates what will happen in a large scale outage of power across the country. Shelters can’t hold millions upon millions of people, and if power is out everywhere, shelters will be just like every other building like you said, “...as the lights were all out!”
Lansing remains a big mess. There were additional outages today, something likely to continue for the next several days.
Looks like you’re in luck. Its supposed to get up near freezing tomorrow and near 40 on Saturday before plummeting back into the single digits on Sunday night.
Ice storms suck. Thoughts and prayers for anyone having to deal with this kind of storm. I hate ‘em. Give me a snowstorm any day of the week.
We are always prepared for electrical outages such as these. We just go about our daily business with minor changes. It’s no big deal.
You would think that anyone living in an area prone to such outages, or some other situation such as hurricanes would learn to be prepared for them, but some don’t.
Our weather wasn’t too bad, the snow was all gone before Christmas day. Today was pretty nice - temperature was unusually warm for this time of year. Oldest daughter got all packed to move today. She will head out of state tomorrow for a new job.
I am so glad that the weather was better this week.
Just Stupid that anyone would stay up in the Frozen North...We are enjoying 70 degree weather today, Grand Son played 18 holes of golf.I got tired of frozen slick roads,8 months of cold gloomy Montana Weather and left and have never looked back.
LOL. Well it would get a bit crowded if all the northeners moved south, but I can identify with the sentiment. The older I get, the more the cold bothers me.
However, Missouri weather is nothing compared to our Northern States, and I sure wouldn’t want to move any further North.