Ice storm leaves 1 million without power

Ice storm leaves 1 million without power

There are 13 comments on the www.msnbc.msn.com story from Dec 12, 2008, titled Ice storm leaves 1 million without power. In it, www.msnbc.msn.com reports that:

An ice storm to compare with some of the Northeast's worst made a mess of the region Friday, leaving 1.25 million homes and businesses in seven states without power as it forced schools to close and toppled ice-laden trees and power lines onto slippery roads.

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Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Dec 12, 2008
Well now that's a White Christmas...Will Black Ice be next?

“RIP Chrissy & baby Taylor Rose”

Since: Jul 07

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#3 Dec 12, 2008
It's pretty bad in New Hampshire.. we lost it last night and most of today, no water, no heat.. work was closed so no pay grrrr. So we went out for breakfast and Christmas shopping.. was a very expensive day! maybe that's their plan!! Funny how all the stores had power. hmmm....
bonfireofvanity

Philippines

#4 Dec 12, 2008
Marie27 wrote:
It's pretty bad in New Hampshire.. we lost it last night and most of today, no water, no heat.. work was closed so no pay grrrr. So we went out for breakfast and Christmas shopping.. was a very expensive day! maybe that's their plan!! Funny how all the stores had power. hmmm....
you bgotta get out off that paycheck to paycheck spending spree.
lil girl lost

Wentzville, MO

#5 Dec 12, 2008
AL GORE wrote:
No way. This is obviously a fake story put out by the Republicans. I mean, everybody knows about Global Warming, right? It's the right-wing media trying to brain-wash everyone. Care to buy some Carbon Credits?
Well, Al, you invented the internet...maybe you can come up with some way to stop them from spreading such propaganda!

:0)
Raptor in Michigan

Allenton, MI

#6 Dec 12, 2008
Why can't they transport some of that ice into the oceans to cool them off and stop global warming?

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#7 Dec 13, 2008
I was concerned when cyclogenesis occurred near Houston . Good luck to these folks .
Guess who me

Hanoi, Vietnam

#8 Dec 13, 2008
Guess Who wrote:
Well now that's a White Christmas...Will Black Ice be next?
maybe green ice for santa ho ho ho ha
casia68

Manchester, MA

#9 Dec 14, 2008
My mom has been without heat, power or phone since the storm. Their basement is flooded, and you cant buy generators, or converters anywhere in MA. The temp doing the night was 14. Thank God they have fire place. No body knows when the power will be back on and it does not seem anyone is doing any thing. For all of you that think this is funny- I hope you will go thought something like this and we will see how funny you will find this situation. Instead making wise cracks, just maybe you should look into somehow helping.
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Dec 14, 2008
casia68 wrote:
My mom has been without heat, power or phone since the storm. Their basement is flooded, and you cant buy generators, or converters anywhere in MA. The temp doing the night was 14. Thank God they have fire place. No body knows when the power will be back on and it does not seem anyone is doing any thing. For all of you that think this is funny- I hope you will go thought something like this and we will see how funny you will find this situation. Instead making wise cracks, just maybe you should look into somehow helping.
Yes those smoke breathing direplaces are a really good thing....In Oregon they are not allowed when there is lots of fog....Why is that? How much smog does a airtight stove release?
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Dec 14, 2008
That's why interdependence is a good thing...
lil girl lost

Foristell, MO

#13 Dec 14, 2008
casia68 wrote:
My mom has been without heat, power or phone since the storm. Their basement is flooded, and you cant buy generators, or converters anywhere in MA. The temp doing the night was 14. Thank God they have fire place. No body knows when the power will be back on and it does not seem anyone is doing any thing. For all of you that think this is funny- I hope you will go thought something like this and we will see how funny you will find this situation. Instead making wise cracks, just maybe you should look into somehow helping.
I actually went through this last winter. And I didn't even have a fireplace. I also had a 1 year old child. Try keeping a little one in the bed to stay warm, when all he wants to do is run and play.

No one helped me. Eventually, it ended, and life went on. When they were available, I went and got myself a generator, so that if it happened again, I would be better prepared to at least be able to run my space heater. Live, learn, and laugh. Otherwise, you die with wrinkles and gray hair.
Crazy Ox3thong

Hanoi, Vietnam

#14 Dec 14, 2008
Guess Who wrote:
That's why interdependence is a good thing...
blame on the science Union for bail out
Raptor in Michigan

Flint, MI

#15 Dec 15, 2008
casia68 wrote:
My mom has been without heat, power or phone since the storm. Their basement is flooded, and you cant buy generators, or converters anywhere in MA. The temp doing the night was 14. Thank God they have fire place. No body knows when the power will be back on and it does not seem anyone is doing any thing. For all of you that think this is funny- I hope you will go thought something like this and we will see how funny you will find this situation. Instead making wise cracks, just maybe you should look into somehow helping.
Hey, Chill. No pun intended. We have all gone through it. You have to joke about things otherwise you will go nuts. Every couple months or so, some natural force of nature causes devastation and major inconveniences, yet people all over still refuse to prepare for it. A few years ago an ice storm knocked our power out for five days. Afterward, we bought a generator and replaced our wood fireplace with a gas fireplace. Bringing all that wood in the house for five straight days got old real quick. But it was our own fault for not being ready for it. So for all you people looking for a new flat screen TV, maybe you should get the generator first. It will turn a disaster into barely an inconvenience. Good luck to your mom and I'd love to help, but not much I can do, really. 

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