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Originally posted by flashtrum
reply to post by Fylgje
Glad you finally got you some propane bottles.
Seriously glad you are ok - that Dehrico was bad for many states. I counted myself as a lucky one because I only lost cable/internet for the day.
The lesson is what the boy scouts teach - BE PREPARED. Also if you live alone make sure you have at least one person you can rely on to possibly take you in should an emergency take place.
The only issue I have with your story is that you seemed offended that people sought relief by the lake and you felt some sort of entitlement to it. If I lived on the beach, unless I could somehow own the sand in front of my house, I couldn't stop people from trying to cool off with the ocean breeze nor would I have any right to get upset about it.
We should also be lobbying these power companies to have a plan to bury all power lines - say within 10-15 years. Then one tree falling wouldn't disrupt 100's if not thousands of people's lives.
West Virginians don't wait on uncle sam! Seriously. Today I got a phone call from them telling me to go to my local gas station for ice. yep. Man, I'm glad they called and told me that.
Originally posted by Lusafire
We went through these storms here in MD. thousands without power for several days. People here were buying everything in sight. I was pointing out to my family that THIS Storm was just a little disaster.. imagine how its gonna be when something BIG happens.... Be prepared people. I am 38 years old and saw things with this storm i have NEVER seen in my life! I think we are in for more!