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Originally posted by johnwilkesbooth
PP&L called all of it's customer's and told them to expect outages up to a week.
A man fell asleep while driving and drove into the transformer. Guess what? It might be out for 3 days. Which means, Walmart's in three states won't have supplies. Target's and K-marts aren't excluded from that.
The work I did on Friday, they didn't even ship that for fear of the trailers getting stuck. So some NJ Walmart's haven't had supplies since Thursday.
On a side note, I have a weird coincidence for you.
At my girlfriends mom job, a man fell asleep while driving and hit their transformer as well. Gentex corporation. Strangely enough, Gentex manufactures military helmets, lenses, backpacks, and other clothes. So the military will be without clothes and Walmart without food.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
We're coming out of Michigan into Ohio to pick up our next load (which means we're empty, oh freaking frabjous day), and the winds are strong as hell up here. They're forecasting 40-50mph gusts tonight in Michigan, and higher in Ohio. The forecast the other day said this entire mess of a storm system would stretch from the New York area, into the Ohio Valley area. It wouldn't be quite as bad if we had a load already, but high winds and an empty truck is a disaster waiting to happen if we aren't careful.
any chance you or others would post some of those pics for all to see ??
Originally posted by FactFactor
reply to post by johnwilkesbooth
I hope everyone stocked up properly because it's a real mess over there, the whole coast is getting slammed and some of the pictures were downright scary!
Originally posted by MDDoxs
Wow, thanks for the update. I am sure some people will be able to use this information to save them some time and giving them a heads up.
I partially blame the media for this.
I was watching CNN coverage this morning and the number of times the hosts/in-field reporters said things like "Destruction", "Damage", Epic proportions and many other fear mongering terms, was absolutely staggering.
They have created a frenzy before the storm has even landed.
Why not perhaps focus on efforts to ensure public safety instead of keeping the camera trained on a boob of a reporter and a dark sky...