Skip to comments.Power returns to lower Manhattan, but many waiting
Posted on 11/03/2012 6:29:36 AM PDT by Kartographer
The power restoration came as gasoline supplies headed to coastal zones devastated by the record storm surge and to motorists whose patience has been tested by gasoline rationing during the painstaking effort to rebuild.
With the U.S. presidential election just three days away, about 3 million homes and business remained without power in a region choked with storm debris and long gas lines reminiscent of the 1970s-era U.S. fuel shortage. Angry storm victims wondered when their lives would return to normal.
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Mom is that You??? ;-)
I’m still without power and Con Ed saying another week.
That’s got to be tough GV. Have you be able to get any supplies?
GLV, do you have ways to stay warm? It’s about to get colder up there.
Con Ed said it had restored power to 70 percent of the 916,000 customers in the New York City area who were cut off.
I know a gun is much more lethal, but something about an angry property owner protecting himself and his family with medieval weaponry would scare the daylights out of me. I half-expected to see his neighbors enhancing their protection by building catapults and preparing pots of boiling oil to pour on invading mutants. LOL.
I’m a prepper and have almost every possible contingency accounted for short of thermo-nuclear war.
I have power in my office in White Plains to charge devices, but gas is a problem. Its still total chaos on that front.
I’m physically, mentally, financially, prepared for this. Others - not so much.
I have SHTF bags in the office, cars, house, etc. I brought two ones I had as back up to my parents and they were like : “We never knew you had this much prep”.
I have been preparing for events like this since 2008 when the disgusting dirtbag at 1600 PA got elected.
Prayers to you.
Maybe the money quote is post #9, but then maybe not seeing how you don’t believe in prepping.
Storms or events like this take some time to get things back to some symblance of normalacy. It usually takes at least 3 or 4 days just to get things cleared out so that crews can come in to begin restoration. Restoration is usually scheduled on some type of priority with the home owner being on the lower end of that priority.
It’s very tough for the individual and it seems at times that nothing is being done. The long term impacts for those with property damage/loss will be much longer as they deal with insurance, contractors, etc. May God bless them as they proceed through this time.
Visualize a broadhead arrow like this in your guts, and tell yourself a bullet would be more lethal.
At ranges under 50 yards, an arrow is just as lethal as a bullet, and the arrow can be cut out of the target and used again. It is also relatively silent, and has no muzzle flash. If an archer shoots you on a dark night, you will never see where the arrow came from, and your friend standing next to you will likely not immediately notice you were hit.
Swords, spears, and halberds never run out of ammo and don't jam. You can also select the degree of wounding you wish to inflict in your target, from a minor scratch to convince him to leave, to spilling his intestines across the driveway.
I would add that a pretty effective spear can be quickly created in seconds using a steak knife, a mop handle, and some duct tape.
And really it's not even the debatable practicality of full-on prepperism that bugs me. It's the attitude. There's an undertone of hoping for disaster that exists among some of you that is palpable. That's part of why I want to see the Northeast recover quickly -- so that certain preppers are denied the satisfaction of seeing things drag out.
They had a bizarre case here in New Jersey several decades ago involving an urban mutant who tried to assault and rob a bus driver (in Jersey City, I think). Turns out the driver had been robbed several times before, and had armed himself -- with a hatchet.
Eyewitnesses on the street outside the bus reported that the bus came to a halt, the door opened, and the thug's lifeless body got dumped out by head-first -- with the hatchet still stuck in the skull -- by the driver who had clearly "gone rogue" by this point. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the thug's legs were still inside the bus when the driver closed the door, so when the bus pulled away and sped down the street several blocks of onlookers were treated to the sight of the spectacle.
I think the Jersey City bus system was crime-free for several months after that incident.
Do you think he meant us? ;-)
Horsecrap. That's 100% pure projection of your mental sterotype.
I am prepped for way more than a couple of weeks of supplies, and I hope to never have to use them during a SHTF event.
But after a personal financial disaster after the market crash in 2008, I ate on stored supplies and forage for almost 2 years.
My kind of bus driver.
Anyone that does that is an idiot.
In my area, most likely threats are tornados, damaging straight line winds, wildfires, and personal financial events.
Those preps also work for someone in an earthquake zone, or a hurricane, or a blizzard.
I'm not prepping for earthquakes, I'm prepping for tornados, but if the New Madrid goes off (unlikely, in my lifetime), the tornado preps cover me.
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