Skip to comments.SHOCK: 72 Hours After Grid-Down:
Posted on 11/02/2012 1:55:07 AM PDT by Kartographer
Full Title: SHOCK: 72 Hours After Grid-Down: Starvation, Supply Shortages, Food Lines, No Clean Water, No Gas, Transportation Standstill *Independent Reports, Pics, Video*
A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems to always be available, few ever consider the worst case scenario.
For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case scenario is now playing out in real-time. No longer are images of starving people waiting for government handouts restricted to just the third-world.
In the midst of crisis, once civilized societies will very rapidly descend into chaos when essential infrastructure systems collapse.
Though the National Guard was deployed before the storm even hit, there is simply no way for the government to coordinate a response requiring millions of servings of food, water and medical supplies
Many east coast residents who failed to evacuate or prepare reserve supplies ahead of the storm are being forced to fend for themselves.
Frustration and anger have taken hold, as residents have no means of acquiring food or gas and thousands of trucks across the region remain stuck in limbo.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...
I usually ignore detractors to that quote - yes it is from sci-fi TV show- but is pretty well spot on.
Having read what happened in Bosnia and Argentina - Americans are much less forgiving when the amenities disappear
I’ve got no sympathy what soever. It’s not like they didn’t know it was coming. Being unprepared is expected by the entitlement crowd... “government will provide”.
I’m always good for a few weeks just on your average day.
Another factor the weather looks like rain moving in next week:
Yeah, but they’ll still vote democrat. Hard to feel sorry for them.
No kidding, I live in Niantic Connecticut, in Giants Neck. We were clobbered, and my power will be out for at least 5 more days, if Im lucky.
Am I Cold, no, my heat works due to the wonder of my generators (Thats two one 6.5 KW and One 3 Kw). I started out with 45 gallons of gas 4 days ago (Plus full tanks in the generators, cars, and snow blower.) One I bought generator 6 years ago, and the other after Irene, I wanted a quieter unit for after dark. At the rate I burn gas, I’m set for at least 7 more days, and I could easily stretch it to 10 or 11.
Am I hungry, no, I keep a months supply of canned goods, dry goods, and MREs in the pantry. I have a gas grill and a two burner camping stove that broke the bank at 39.00 from Campmor.
Am I thursty, No I filled my 10, 5 gallon cans on Sunday, A day before the storm. Then filled the bath tubs Monday.
What part of “This is going to be a historic storm” that was being sung from the rooftops for almost 5 full days didn’t they get. Even Monday morning it was still not that bad yet, the worst around here was after dark on Monday night.
I was in chaos tonite tryin to get groceries lines for shuttle buses, only to get to the no food left & closing early (link)
Im not sure what has shocked me more, all the communities around me destroyed, or the 5 hour lines for gas and food. (link)
Havent slept or ate well in a few days. Hope things start getting better around here soon (link)
These days a lot of people are impatient because theyre used to fast things. Fast food, fast internet, fast lines and fast shipping etc. (link)
Glad Obama is off to Vegas after his 90 minute visit. Gas lines are miles long.. Running out of food and water. Great Job (link)
Went to the Grocery store and lines were crazy but nail salon was empty so Ive got a new gel manicure and some Korean junk food (link)
So f*cking devastated right now. Smell burning houses. People fighting for food. Pitch darkness. I may spend the night in rockaway to help (link)
Good news though, Romney is still going to win the election. There will be more red-leaning states, fewer blue-leaning states.
Take Obama out of the toaster, he is NOW TOAST.
Thanks man. Sitting in the cold and dark w a flashlight I’m feeling the love.
This has become Obama’s Katrina. This will help defeat him.
Had to deal with a week of no electric power last year, freak snow storm in October. Was better prepared this time around.
“Am I thirsty, No I filled my 10, 5 gallon cans on Sunday, A day before the storm. Then filled the bath tubs Monday.”
You bring up an excellent point that I think a lot of folks overlook. That is, having a sufficient supply of water for drinking and bathing. I keep several sealed water jugs in my “emergency closet” at all times, so that I have at least a week’s worth of drinking water if things go south. A couple times a year, I rotate in fresh stock and keep the old ones in the garage for an emergency supply of bath and wash water.
I am prepared , but the gas situation beyond my control. Some of the posts on this site are downright stupid
This has become Obamas Katrina. ....But it is STILL Bush’s fault. He could’ve stopped Global warming, shored up the East Coast and stocked the electricity in lithium batteries. Sheesh!
Live in CT, but in the greater Hartford area, which last year took the brunt of that freak October storm, while the southern part did better. This time it is the southern part that got hit bad and the northern part was better off. Just came home from a spiritual retreat when I had to get to the store and prepare fast. Only lost my power for one day. Back on now.
Even the old charge “it’s Bush’s fault” is NOT going to work NOW. You own it now Obama. SARC.
“You bring up an excellent point that I think a lot of folks overlook. That is, having a sufficient supply of water for drinking and bathing. I keep several sealed water jugs in my emergency closet at all times, so that I have at least a weeks worth of drinking water if things go south. A couple times a year, I rotate in fresh stock and keep the old ones in the garage for an emergency supply of bath and wash water.”
My former landlord asked me why I used to keep 10 buckets full of water in my room. One, it helps regulate heat. Two - water is by far the greatest need.
Called a WaterBob, each one stores ~100 gallons.
CheaperThanDirt still has them at the price I bought: 19.95 each plus shipping. . .
We can’t have generators or gas grills at NJ apartments so pardon me for not having any sympathy for your situation.
Scavenging for gas as I type.
It strikes me that government actions are exacerbating the problems.
Kinda hard to cook with no fuel source.
Kinda hard to buy gas when the purchase of it is restricted and regulated by some law.
I’m hearing noises that the whole area is very, very short on gasoline and diesel because the refinery in NJ got taken out, and will be out for 6-8 weeks. It’s not over for you guys yet. Conserve fuel, have a plan.
Just pay someone who doesn’t need gas to buy some.
Capitalism. It’s a good thing.
If you're from NJ, blame the unions, they turned away non-union electrical repair crews from Alabama, wouldn't let them work.
Where is the removal of "red tape" when help comes, the union rules, and the average citizen gets screwed.
Just pay someone who doesn’t need gas to buy some.
Capitalism. It’s a good thing.
Within 3 days after Katrina, Bush’s admin had rescued 20,000 people from flooded neighborhoods
Within 5 days, they evacuated 40,000 people from New Orleans
This is not a politically corect post, but it needs to be said.
I was out of power for 3 weeks after Hurricane Isabel. It wasn’t much fun, but workers were going around the clock and everyone understood. What I can’t seem to wrap my arms around is why New Yorkers just can’t seem to handle it. I thought they were suppose to be tough.
We need to deploy a minimum of 10,000 government inspectors backed by a similar number number of government lawyers to make sure prices are rolled back to a baseline level, as established by a new, comprehensive federal regulation that will developed over the weekend and published Monday, setting maximum allowable prices, profit levels, hours of operations, Davis Bacon and Buy American standards for all products going into the affected regions, and delivery preferences for majority minority and socially disadvantaged areas.
We would not want to impede ongoing relief efforts, but all businesses should be on notice that the new regulations will be retroactive to the week before the storm. All records must be kept and submitted to the Emergency Relief Price Board, and all businesses must be prepared justify their decisions or face treble damanges.
Only then can we be confident that the recovery will be fair.
These crews from the Gulf south know how to fix these problems in their sleep.
I’ve seen a number of the smaller, heating oil home delivery trucks
running south on 301 in Southern Md. and Virginia. They are from
New York and Connecticut. Guessing none available in bulk in
Baltimore or Philly. Probably going all the way to Norfolk.
Hopefully the refinery is just without power or slight damage. The power crews will go there first. Not for you per se but because they must have fuel to get their restoration work done. Based on all the crews that left here in the south, I am betting power will be restored within a week.
The lack of government intervention is purposeful. Why? So they have an excuse to swoop in last minute and postpone the election.
Do you have details on that? Is it in any linkable news reports?
That needs to be here on FR and to be trumpeted far and wide, but we need something more than “some guy told me”.
The Southern crews know their stuff, they do this all the time after hurricanes.
No, that will not happen. Even post disater-wise, polling places have voting machines that do run on batteries or that the places will be move.
The thing of it is that, it is more talk than not. Northeasterners are more or less not as used to handling “weather issues” than those from other parts of the country.
Could it be because of the issue of “right to work states?”
At least in CT, their help is very, very much appriciated.
You got a winning college football team. I watch their games as much as possible. Roll tide.
Ignore that request in #39; blam has me covered.
Yes, on the coast.
Crews are on their way, problem will be solved much, much more quickly.
Good idea. Provided your contract employee doesn’t take your money and run...
I was referring to the post that said apartment dwellers in NJ can’t have grills...
I also heard that it was illegal to buy gas from an out of state supplier...that had to be waived by Christie.
IOW, big gummint is in the way of folks working stuff out...
What? Are you serious? We get it all here in the northeast. I’ve seen tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, multi-year droughts, ice storms even an earthquake. You know not of what you speak. Until very recently, the highest non-tornadic winds on earth were recorded here in New England. In 2010 I had ten foot snow drifts in my driveway with sub zero temperatures. I’ve seen high temps exceed 105 degrees in the summer.
Don’t confuse the northeast with five boroughs in south east New York.
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