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.
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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. . .
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