Originally posted by MidnightTide
Lot of snow in my area, ice on the roads as well.
But who cares, just stay at home - I have all sorts of preps for events like this. I could care less if the roads stay like this for days.
Originally posted by riverwild
Originally posted by darrylss
reply to post by riverwild
LOL Oh the Devastation! LOL... I wish we only got 2 feet of snow..from a Canadians perspective, this is very comical! hahahah
YOu call its a snow storm, its called a Winter wonderland here LOL
A Winter Wonderland – Roddickton, Newfoundland & Labrador
That's quite a picture!
Those in the NE would have no idea how to handle snow like that.
Originally posted by Destinyone
Originally posted by Night Star
Just went to help a little. I have back problems so couldn't do much, but got the stairs and a path going. Now I'm sore as hell. There's a LOT of snow out there.
Be careful Sweet Pea. Save your energy and health...it could get worse. If you have some old sheets or curtains in storage. Lay them down on the steps you have already cleared off. Keep the ends where you can get to them. The next time you need to clear the steps or narrow walkway...grab the end of the material and drag it off to the side to clear the snow. Saves a lot of shoveling if you do it often enough. It's better if you have 2 people to do this job, but one can do it...I have.
edit on 8-2-2013 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by greatpiino
reply to post by Night Star
Yeah, the wind is really starting to pick up, making me nervous about losing power. But at least this time if it gets knocked out for a few days again, we can just put everything from the freezer outside so it's not all wasted. I remember when Irene passed through, I had to eat like 4 containers of ice cream just so they wouldn't go to wasteedit on 8-2-2013 by greatpiino because: spelling
Originally posted by jaynkeel
And remember folks if you lose power but have a natural gas or propane hot water tank and still have water pressure turn your shower on hot and close the door. It might get steamy but it will keep you warmer than no heat at all, and if you do this keep an eye on kids, or pets in the same room. Don't want noone getting burned trying to stay warm. You could easily keep the bathroom at 80* running this for short periods of time.
Originally posted by jiggerj
Accuweather lists the blizzard for this morning. How many more inches are we going to get?
Originally posted by Destinyone
If you have some old sheets or curtains in storage. Lay them down on the steps you have already cleared off. Keep the ends where you can get to them. The next time you need to clear the steps or narrow walkway...grab the end of the material and drag it off to the side to clear the snow. Saves a lot of shoveling if you do it often enough. It's better if you have 2 people to do this job, but one can do it...I have.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
We have friends and family in Connecticut
Connecticut reporting over three feet of snow came down, and it's still snowing.
Drifts are 7 feet.
That's a lot of snow no matter what part of the world you come from!
Originally posted by CranialSponge
In the case of power outage:
Another good precaution to take is to fill your bathtub with water (for flushing your toilet) and to also fill up a bunch of jugs with water. If the power goes out, your water will stop running also.
And if you can, get a hold of some big blocks of ice from the store and put them in your fridge and freezer... your food will stay cold for two and three days longer than it would otherwise.