NEMO State of Emergency declared by NY, CT, MA, RI; another northeast Gas shortage

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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 06:53 PM
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www.foxnews.com...

Governors of FOUR states have already declared emergencies, as NEMO hits:
New York
Connecticut
Massachussetts
Rhode lsands



Doesn't the Northeast get snowstorms most every year? I can understand 7 states issuing blizzard warnings whenever they feel like, but wonder how they decided to declare State of Emergency so early on?

I don't remember 10 years ago, the country, states being on constant alerts, terror watches, etc one after the other. Why the continuous state of fear and... GAS shortages galore these days?




posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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we got 2 feet of snow the day after christmas in 2011

we lived

the state of emergency is burocratic. it allow them to close higways and allows plow guys and the like to work unlimited hours instead of the usual restriction of 11 hours in a shift

so look out for that tired plow guy !

enough with the doom porn
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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yea this is not a big deal to be honest. i mean the rods need to be plowed. power may go out. blah blah blah. so what? it happens. what do you people think humans did back in the day? we are here because of reason...



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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Buy a big quilt, problem solved.

I dont get it when all these states cant deal with a few feet of snow. We got tons of reserve armed forces... we should send them to the east coast to slap these people around and make them shovel some snow.



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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The governor of a state has to declare a state of emergency so they and the people of the state can get federal government emergency handouts of cash.
Everyone knows the government is going bankrupt so everyone is just trying to get some money from them before it`s all gone.even the states are getting in on the action now.



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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multistate "State of Emergency" as widespread American doom & gloom, moreso than some thread on some consiracy site, eh?

Government shock & awe... here to stay? Don't remember gas shortages neither, 10 years ago no matter how brutal the storm/blizzard. Whats goin on, nothin? Business as usual..




"It's been more than a week since super storm Sandy hit this area. You can still see and feel the damage. Possibly the biggest problem still is transportation. That's where electric vehicles are standing out."

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:00:24-32 "I didn't realize I would be the only one driving for a couple of days and everybody else would be just in a tough position."

Varun Bhatia owns a Nissan LEAF. He actually had one shipped from Washington State so he could be among the first in New York to own the fully electric car. He bought the car because of the way it drives and feels on the road. But now he has a new appreciation for not needing gas.

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:00:08-20 "I never thought we would have a fuel shortage because that didn't happen last year. We actually had a very big storm, more water last year. And I didn't realize New Jersey got so hit that they couldn't get fuel out of there."

New York and New Jersey got hit hard by super storm Sandy. Millions lost power. Offices, homes and subways flooded. Trees tore through structures. And even now with much of the power restored and debris removed, it's not easy to get gas. Lines like this are forming all across the area. Even at two in the morning, cars are backed up for miles.

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:04:26-41 "I wish they had an option. I felt truly bad for them. It's not fair for somebody to be spending 4, 5, 6 or even a day, that many hours waiting for something as simple as fuel."

But fuel is essential for most New York and New Jersey drivers.

Philip Calderone- New Hyde Park Resident
01:12:32-40 right now i'm helping out a bunch of nurses and doctors in the building behind us, and so this way they can get to and from work.

Joanne Gubitosi (Goob-eh-toe-see)- from Suffix County, works as nurse in New Hyde Park- carpooling to hospital
01:14:52-15:10 "Now we're standing in line during out lunch break to fill the gas tank to bring it home, to put it in her car, so she can then take that 2 and a half gallons and wait in line for another line back in suffix county where she lives to hopefully fill up, so we can carpool again, so its crazy."

Bhatia put 300 miles on his LEAF in the three days after the storm. He offered to siphon gas out of a gas car he rarely uses for his friend who is a police officer. And he drove miles to rescue other friends who were stranded.

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:02:07-21 "One of my friend's friends was stuck out way in long island, like far. It was about 25 miles from here and she wanted to go another 40 miles back, so I charged my car to full."

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:02:33-38 "She was stuck at a friend's house and she had no way of getting back, and no one had the gas to get her back."

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:03:31-39 "It made them all realize how dependent we are on gas. Because kids our age, event adults, they don't realize how dependent we are on gasoline."

In times of disaster Bhatia learned his LEAF made him more flexible and more mobile.

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:02:51-03:03 "I had plan b and c for this car and I noticed the gas cars didn't have that. Like I could have went to a nearby dealer which have free electricity and if they didn't have electricity I could have went to anybody with a 120 outlet."

Varun Bhatia- LEAF owner in NY
01:04:47-52 "It made me realize electricity is definitely the future because we have options."



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Wonder why Maine hasn't declared an emergency? Looks like Portland might get one of the highest snow totals from the coastal low. Over a foot already at the Portland jetport. The forecasters said this might be an historic storm, but 18 to 24 inch snowstorms are not that unusual for Maine so I guess that's why no alarm there?



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:06 PM
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Buy up everything at the store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flood the local super market and buy all the bottled water!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buy all of the frozen foo..od......um....hold on....why would you buy all the frozen food and the rolls of Pillsbury dough and such? If the power goes out, you don't really have a way to do anything with those items.

Beer, Snack chips, porn and a day or so off from work. What winter snow storms are all about!!!!!!!!!!!

I've grilled out when there's been 2 foot of snow.

Its just snow. It gets deep some times. Don't freak out.
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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I'm not sure why but I have this strange and irrational urge to post the following in ominous tone:

"It has begun"



There, I feel better
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by Cauliflower
Wonder why Maine hasn't declared an emergency?


Yeah theyre not exactly a metro area, plus maybe the forecast trajectories changed last-minute? Cause that's where I thought they got the blizzard name, NEMO like Ny, COnn, MainE/Mas & RhodE... or NOrth EMergency or something like that...



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by Cauliflower
Wonder why Maine hasn't declared an emergency? Looks like Portland might get one of the highest snow totals from the coastal low. Over a foot already at the Portland jetport. The forecasters said this might be an historic storm, but 18 to 24 inch snowstorms are not that unusual for Maine so I guess that's why no alarm there?


No one cares about Maine....its like......Delaware.

All jokes aside, keep warm and stay calm.



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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This isn't predicted to be an average snowstorm. On top of that some areas of NY are still recovering from Sandy, with people still living in tents.

usnews.nbcnews.com... 013/02/08/16895255-very-serious-winter-storm-begins-battering-new-england?lite

usnews.nbcnews.com... /_news/2013/02/08/16900803-weary-sandy-survivors-hunker-down-for-storm-like-a-repeat-nightmare

The weather service warned that the storm would be accompanied by winds almost as powerful as those packed by a hurricane.





The winter storm gathered strength as two weather systems — a so-called clipper pattern sweeping across the Midwest and a band of rain from the South — began to converge over the Northeast.
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by wdkirk

Originally posted by Cauliflower
Wonder why Maine hasn't declared an emergency? Looks like Portland might get one of the highest snow totals from the coastal low. Over a foot already at the Portland jetport. The forecasters said this might be an historic storm, but 18 to 24 inch snowstorms are not that unusual for Maine so I guess that's why no alarm there?


No one cares about Maine....its like......Delaware.

All jokes aside, keep warm and stay calm.


Lmao! Totally reminded me of this clip, blast from the past.



Ok on topic.




posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:21 PM
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I heard on the news people from NYC were driving all the way to new jersey just to get gas.

Thankfully next week is in the mid to upper 40's in nj/ny so that will help.

Even with the days notice of these storms coming people don't prepare, and wait till the very last second and panic.



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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Exactly what I was thinking !!!

LOL !!



posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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Got hit by a "blizzard" in Michigan.

Maybe 6-8 inches. Roads were mostly clear when I left for work this morning, surprisingly.

I had really been hoping for much more, with how they blow it out of proportion on the news last night. Made it seem like I wouldn't make it to work.

Peace.
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posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 06:14 AM
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CL&P reportin 5 customers out of power

so yeah, no gas shortage

sorry !





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