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"Don't Flush Your Toilets" Mayor Says As Ohio Water Supply Freezes; Niagara Falls Frozen
Zero Hedge ^ | January 9, 2014

Posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:01 AM PST by Zakeet

The nation may be slowly thawing from its deep freeze "polar vortex", but that is no comfort for tens of thousands of Ohians, whose water supply has literally frozen in the past day after the valves at the Avon Lake Municipal Utility plant were planted in ice, dramatically lowering the supply of water. NBC reports that "tens of thousands of customers in several counties in Ohio are facing a dramatic water shortage after the intake valves at a key plant that draws water from Lake Erie apparently froze amid the wild winter weather." As a result, the mayor of Avon had a modest proposal as a response to the caticestrophy: don't flush your toilets. At least there is toilet paper, which is more than Venezuela, and its 480% returning in 2013 stock market can say.

From NBC:

Officials at Avon Lake Municipal Utilities west of Cleveland said Wednesday that the valves at the plant are caked in ice. Although they are still able to draw water, the rate is below typical demands — which means several surrounding cities could be hit by a veritable drought.

In a message on the city of Avon's official website, officials called on residents to hold off on doing anything that uses a lot of water.

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen sent out an emergency messages to locals asking them to hold off on laundry, baths and showers, according to Cleveland.com.

"We even ask people to refrain from flushing toilets as often as they used to until this can be resolved," Jensen said.

The plant website said it provides water to over 200,000 people living in a 680-square-mile area made up of seven counties — including Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Erie, Huron, Ashland and Wayne.

And in other polar vortex news, the Niagara Falls has frozen.

Note: Several pictures from Reuters of the dramatic Global Warming are contained in the original article.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; niagarafalls; ohio; polarvortex; tylerdurdenmyass; weather; zerohedge

Bet that you poor people wish you were in Hawaii right now like we are!

1 posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:01 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Global warming sucks. I mean, climate change.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 8:01:09 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Zakeet

3 posted on 01/09/2014 8:02:38 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Zakeet

Hell...there are plenty of pictures of a frozen Niagara Falls.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 8:03:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

America is just downright mean. Other countries have their rulers vacation in palaces, not some pissant guest house on the beach.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 8:03:39 AM PST by oblomov
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Niagara+Falls+Frozen+Solid&Form=IQFRDR


6 posted on 01/09/2014 8:05:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet
Refrain from making double-dog dares, too:


7 posted on 01/09/2014 8:05:17 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
paperwork is gonna pile up.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 8:05:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Sacajaweau

I just read about somebody getting hurt climbing a frozen waterfall at Pictured Rocks national lakeshore just the other day.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 8:05:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Great photos.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 8:07:39 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Zakeet


11 posted on 01/09/2014 8:08:33 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Zakeet

Perhaps they could use dynamite http://youtu.be/zzabmVIU6EQ


12 posted on 01/09/2014 8:10:08 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

That’s hilarious! Thanks for posting, RightGeek.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 8:12:41 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Zakeet
Niagara Falls Frozen
Some excellent pix here ...
14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:20:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

preppers’ PING!!


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:22:09 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Zakeet

Used to be we could count on the carbon footprint of the coal-fired plants responding to the increased need for home and business heating to warm the earth up enough to get us back to normal. Now we will have to rely on windmills and they just blow the cold air (with feathers) around.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Zakeet

17 posted on 01/09/2014 8:29:26 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Zakeet

“which means several surrounding cities could be hit by a veritable drought”

I’m sorry, but you can’t call it a drought when there are several feet of snow everywhere. If nothing comes out of the tap, go fill up a few pots, boil em, and stop whining.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:34 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Zakeet
Like we used to say in California:

If it's yellow, let it mellow.
If it's Brown, flush it...

(yet some how Jerry came back from the dead and became govorner again!)

19 posted on 01/09/2014 8:36:33 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Starstruck
Used to be we could count on the carbon footprint of the coal-fired plants responding to the
increased need for home and business heating to warm the earth up enough to get us back to normal.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 8:37:00 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Zakeet

Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch...


21 posted on 01/09/2014 8:39:48 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Zakeet; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping

Officials at Avon Lake Municipal Utilities west of Cleveland said Wednesday that the valves at the plant are caked in ice.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 8:42:14 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Zakeet

Dear Ohioans: Every time you use the toilet, think of Al Gore. He has the answer.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 8:42:23 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: oh8eleven
Remember a simpler photo I took back in 1976 , when part of the falls froze. The chill factor at the time I think was -60 below. 30-40 mph winds would cut rite though you .

picture to large to post,,,hmmm

24 posted on 01/09/2014 8:50:20 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: RightGeek

Bttt


25 posted on 01/09/2014 8:54:15 AM PST by sphinx
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To: Kartographer

I was going to ping you to this thread as soon as I got off the phone to the drug store to get a script refilled. I stayed on “Hold” for 15 minutes. I suppose there are so many sick people right now, getting the drug dept. to answer takes a long time.

At any rate, water can stop functioning from the utility company for any number of reasons. After Ike, one of the water plants in my town shut down due to the machinery room flooding from the water Ike brought down. I’m sorry most people do not keep water stored all the time. Here, when a hurricane is coming through, people rush to the store to buy all the bottled water there until there is no more. If my water goes off at any time for any reason, I will still have plenty of good water and using my camp showers I fill with water, I have running water at the kitchen sink, at both bathroom sinks and in the shower. I have running water when there is no running water.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 9:03:55 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: RightGeek

Now that was some funny sh*#.

ROTFLMAO

Thanks for tweeking my funnybone this morning.

Damn.

Talk about sh*# for brains.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 9:18:38 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: null and void

A classic bit.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 9:28:24 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Zakeet

Niagara Falls has not “frozen”. Water has frozen at the falls, as it does many times. It is very pretty, but the water is still flowing over the falls, as it always does.

They probably should have put their water intakes a bit lower in the lake.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 9:37:12 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: bigbob
Refrain from making double-dog dares

Technically, that was a triple-dog-dare by Schwartz...who created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple-dare and going right for the throat!

30 posted on 01/09/2014 10:41:58 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, it's learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: Zakeet
Niagara Falls is frozen, yet the dogma of St. Algore says the earth has a fever and we must repent from our carbon sins. I am reminded of Voltaire's Candide where the Grand Inquisitor assures the crowds that to prevent earthquakes more heretics must be burned.
31 posted on 01/09/2014 10:45:59 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Liberty Valance

Proof that horse-drawn carriages cause global warming. Horse farts are greenhouse gases.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 11:43:07 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Kartographer

On a more practical note, my rain barrel is frozen! I managed to get 3 gallons out of a 65 gallon tank. Ideas to prevent?


33 posted on 01/09/2014 1:35:22 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: NTHockey

The only thing that comes to mind is wrapping in in black weed block to get it to assorb more of the suns heat.


34 posted on 01/09/2014 1:38:44 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: piroque
picture to large to post,,,hmmm

Reminds me of the fish I caught one time. I took a picture of it and the picture weighed 7 pounds.

35 posted on 01/09/2014 2:40:24 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Zakeet

Practice for when we become an official 3rd world country


36 posted on 01/09/2014 2:54:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Zakeet; Kartographer

Time to dig a trench, buy some lime and poop outdoors.


37 posted on 01/09/2014 3:03:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: RightGeek

Home Viewing Bookmark.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 4:55:58 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: The Great RJ

“Niagara Falls is frozen, yet the dogma of St. Algore says the earth has a fever and we must repent from our carbon sins. I am reminded of Voltaire’s Candide where the Grand Inquisitor assures the crowds that to prevent earthquakes more heretics must be burned.”

I am so glad you cited that very apt Voltaire reference! I love it!


39 posted on 01/10/2014 8:50:51 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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