Members on the East Coast... Blizzard Warning

BreC
By BreC Latest Reply 2015-01-27 01:00:43 -0600
Started 2015-01-25 20:27:27 -0600

All of you living along the East Coast are in my thoughts and prayers. Be prepared, stay in if you can, and most of all be safe. I have a niece who lives in Boston. She is a little anxious but this is not the first since she has lived there. She said they stocked up on needed items and will be staying in.

Blessings to you all

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rock47
rock47 2015-01-26 10:06:40 -0600 Report

We are praying that at least some of it hits here in our part of NC, between Greensboro and Winston Salem…we love a snow or two or three each winter…so far, none…I saw a flake about two weeks ago and rushed out to buy a Coleman camping stove…ha ha…praying for those who will get hit hard…we have ice storms and tornados here and its no fun to go w/o power

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-01-26 08:34:24 -0600 Report

I guess it's the hype we hear down here. They were saying last night some places would have up to 30" over the next few days. Excitement makes news I guess. I am sure you guys hear all kinds of things when a hurricane comes our way. The advantage is here, if the power goes out we can still manage. Power out up there means people freezing...that is scary on any scale.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-26 09:55:49 -0600 Report

That's true…but even the weather reports very…I cant figure out why one channel is saying 1 to 11/2 feet and the others are saying 30 inches…but the people in nyc got about 56 inches of snow last winter…so much snow that my grandson who was 6 at the time started hating snow…and he is happy to be down here now…but NYers are very use to bad winters..

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-26 00:38:57 -0600 Report

I live in new hampshire, They are calling for a foot to a foot and a half on Monday into Tuesday. I don't really call that a blizzard, although they are adding on high winds. And the amount of snow may have gone up since I last checked, I'm not sure. Those of us who live in new england "should" know that this is Winter and "should" be prepared for it. When I was younger a foot and a half of snow was a normal snow storm nothing to write home about. The only thing that I am concerned about is two things shoveling my car out with my back pain (I'm going to speak to my upstairs neighbor and see if I can pay him to do it) and if we loose power will my insulin stay good if the power stays out for a long time. Other than that I'm all good. Prayers for those in worse situations than me. Heidi

BreC
BreC 2015-01-26 09:59:45 -0600 Report

In my area of Tennessee, a single snowflake can send some into a frenzy. People get stupid with their driving. The store shelves are cleaned out. I keep a freezer stocked at all times. My husband has a wood burning stove that we can cook meats and veggies on top of if necessary. Things like milk, eggs, and bread I can work around if we are out. It's a matter of knowing your area and the weather events that your area is accustomed to seeing.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-26 02:18:30 -0600 Report

spoken like a true New Englander…and frankly I put on the weather channel and they said NYC was expecting 12-18 inches…SERIOUSLY…what is all this talk of three feet…a foot ..a foot and a half…is an excuse to cuddle up by the fire…NOT an emergency…

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-26 02:33:32 -0600 Report

YES, I totally agree, get out, make sure you have fresh batteries and milk, but it's not like the end of the world or anything. We New Englanders SHOULD know this happens every year. We choose to live here, it's not anything new LOL. oh well, I pray for the ones who have no homes and truly have sincere needs.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-25 23:07:03 -0600 Report

I live in. Texas. We got the beginning of this storm. It was so cold
I thought we had somehow gotten to Alaska. It snowed for for almost 24 hours straight then rained the whole next day. Left us with a gaint mess with ice. No damage just a lot of car wrecks. In this part of the country we're not used to this type of weather. Makes people crazy. My prayers go out to those on the East coast
and pray everyone is prepared for the worst. I worry most for the
homeless and those without adequate heat.

BreC
BreC 2015-01-25 21:34:06 -0600 Report

I live along the Alabama border and we are along the path that tornado's hit a lot. We have had them hit behind us and in front of us but the worst was when we lost 9 trees. No damage to our home but it was too close for comfort… We seldom get over 4 inches(usually just a dusting to an inch or 2) of snow so a blizzard sounds horrific.

DrJohn
DrJohn 2015-01-25 21:16:49 -0600 Report

I live on Long Island. I'm as prepared as I can be. Also, I'm on call with the Red Cross. We will probably be opening shelters.

John

correctionsnurse1
correctionsnurse1 2015-01-25 20:55:21 -0600 Report

I am from Massachusetts, have 2 brothers, a sister, and my son and his 2 kids that still live there. Just spoke with my cousin that lives in Vermont and everyone is prepared as possible.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-25 20:31:57 -0600 Report

Yeah..I have two sons in college in nyc…I just wired them some extra money..and sent them to stock their apartment with food and buy crap loads of batteries…and I told them I want them home before there is three inches of accumulation…you never know when the mayor will decide to shut down the subways and I don't need them stranded anywhere..

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-01-25 20:47:20 -0600 Report

2 sons in college? I would be curious to see what kind of storm food they stock up with. LOL

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-25 20:52:10 -0600 Report

lmao they are actually health freaks…my oldest son can go on about GMOs for days and gave up soda when he was 12 calling it the "root of all heath evils"…my other son, who is my youngest just went low carb about a month ago because my middle son who lives me with and goes to college down here, told him he dropped 25 pounds in 2 mos…and was now a lean mean girl catching machine…lmao…no worries…I am more worried about them stocking up on girls to have snowed in with them…

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