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Tens of thousands likely without power until Saturday
NBC News ^ | 12/26/13 | Alexander Smith

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine; US: Michigan
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"Not a creature was stirring as the lights were all out!"
1 posted on 12/26/2013 7:31:19 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Prepper PING!!


2 posted on 12/26/2013 7:32:07 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

In other news, the President enjoyed his vacation with a round of golf and time spent on the beach.


3 posted on 12/26/2013 7:36:26 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Here in Jackson county we were under the warning but only got a tiny bit of ice.

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4 posted on 12/26/2013 7:37:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: glorgau

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? ;-)


5 posted on 12/26/2013 7:39:50 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
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!

6 posted on 12/26/2013 7:41:12 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Kartographer
Bummer. Meanwhile, the story right above this one...

 

Locals Escape To Beaches Amidst High Christmas Temperatures

Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:33:47 AM · by BenLurkin
CBSLA.com) ^ | December 25, 2013 7:33 PM | Tom Wait
SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Other areas of the country may be getting snow, ice or other bits of weather to remind them what time of the year it is — but in southern California, residents are retreating to the beach to escape the heat. On Christmas morning, the beaches of Los Angeles were packed with surfers and sunbathers, with no shortage of outdoor enthusiasts taking part in other recreational activities. “I usually spend (Christmas) in a very, very cold Boston,” Christine Lam said during her beach picnic. “It’s nice to have a second family. All of our friends, we decided...

 

7 posted on 12/26/2013 7:41:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s the result of G-O-B-U-L-L warming!


8 posted on 12/26/2013 7:44:18 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: cripplecreek

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.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 7:55:28 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

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.


10 posted on 12/26/2013 7:59:58 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Kartographer

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.


11 posted on 12/26/2013 8:00:08 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: TEXOKIE

"FEMA takes such good care of us here."

12 posted on 12/26/2013 8:03:12 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: TEXOKIE

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”.


13 posted on 12/26/2013 8:12:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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?


14 posted on 12/26/2013 8:20:37 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Unlike those FReepers who are too stupid to keep their mouth shut about all their “planning”. LOL


15 posted on 12/26/2013 8:25:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer

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.


16 posted on 12/26/2013 8:30:47 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Venturer

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.


17 posted on 12/26/2013 9:04:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TEXOKIE

>>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.<<

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.


18 posted on 12/26/2013 9:06:17 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: cripplecreek

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.


19 posted on 12/26/2013 9:07:48 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

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.


20 posted on 12/26/2013 9:17:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer

Oh, that’s a good one...


21 posted on 12/26/2013 9:47:13 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Here in Central KY they have evacuation plans in place in the event the Army Depot goes sideways.

Would that be L-BGAD?

22 posted on 12/26/2013 10:03:24 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: cripplecreek
Got a Christmas card from a buddy in Boyne City and he said that they've gotten 6 feet of snow since Nov. 1.

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.

23 posted on 12/26/2013 10:15:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Excellent point that I had not considered. Thanks for the words of wisdom.


24 posted on 12/26/2013 10:32:01 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Old Sarge

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.


25 posted on 12/26/2013 10:36:05 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

The only place I plan on going is to high ground to get a bead on the attacking Zombie Hoards.


26 posted on 12/26/2013 10:50:07 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Kartographer; All

“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!”


27 posted on 12/26/2013 10:59:52 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: cripplecreek
We were out Sunday 6am until noon yesterday--Christmas morning was 37 degrees in the house and very, very dark. Everything is still ice-covered and there are thousands of branches dangling. A day or two above freezing would be just lovely.

Merry Christmas!

28 posted on 12/26/2013 5:08:41 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: OldMissileer

Lansing remains a big mess. There were additional outages today, something likely to continue for the next several days.


29 posted on 12/26/2013 5:13:31 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

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.


30 posted on 12/26/2013 5:16:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer

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.


31 posted on 12/26/2013 9:43:37 PM PST by Betis70
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To: Marcella

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.


32 posted on 12/26/2013 10:42:55 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

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.


33 posted on 12/26/2013 11:13:48 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Dont give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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To: cripplecreek
Any Government transport will not allow personal Firearms.
But there will be free stuff once inside the fence, trust them.
34 posted on 12/26/2013 11:17:42 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: BooBoo1000

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.


35 posted on 12/26/2013 11:19:07 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: BooBoo1000
Just Stupid that anyone would stay up in the Frozen North

Oh I don't know, I watch liberals flowing south and I love living here more all the time despite the cold winter. Being enveloped inside the great lakes means we don't get strong tornadoes and hard winter is held at bay till the lakes cool down. We don't get hurricanes and we're in one of the most geologically stable areas of the country. A little preparation makes winter a period of rest. Besides, The snow is beautiful.

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36 posted on 12/27/2013 4:23:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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