Ice storm knocks out power to hundreds of thousands in New Engl...

There are 16 comments on the Dec 12, 2008, Hartford Courant story titled Ice storm knocks out power to hundreds of thousands in New Engl.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

An ice storm knocked out power to more than a half-million homes and businesses in New England and upstate New York, and authorities say it could take days for all of them to get service back.

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xsixzuyzg

United States

#1 Dec 12, 2008
I wish I could have been a part of it! I only got rain. I am jealous of those of you that enjoyed the ICE STORM!
sunnyd

Hamden, CT

#2 Dec 13, 2008
Take a look at the back of the sports section - see the full page add to buy a Courant subscription? Look closely at the pictures, then the title & subtitle.
nathan

Willimantic, CT

#3 Dec 13, 2008
I hate to complain--but some of these folks should've been around for the Ice Storm of 1973...now that was an ice storm!!!! this one was nothing compared to that...that ice storm was of 1938 Hurricane status.....a once in a lifetime deal..
Gloria CT Expatriate

Tucson, AZ

#4 Dec 13, 2008
nathan wrote:
I hate to complain--but some of these folks should've been around for the Ice Storm of 1973...now that was an ice storm!!!! this one was nothing compared to that...that ice storm was of 1938 Hurricane status.....a once in a lifetime deal..
Nathan - I remember that VIVIDLY: I wsa a sophomore at UConn and Mom & I lived in a mobile home 3 miles from campus. You want cold? Try a think-skinned metal trailer with no heat! LOL. But - thankfully, we had a gas stove, and so we had a tiny measure of wamrth and could eat, but it was a time to always remember.

And that's why I now live in Arizona!
Dave

Akron, OH

#5 Dec 13, 2008
And Al Gore was in Europe talking about Global Warming .
Speech in Poznan December 13, 2008 : 12:45 AM

Every time he opens his mouth the Temperature Drops How About New Orleans they had snow. this month must be Global warming?
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#6 Dec 13, 2008
I can understand apartment-dwellers going to a shelter, but how could you live in New Hampshire and not have a wood stove or another backup heat source? Unless, of course, you relocated there from the Boston area and are completely helpless.
Bert

Tampa, FL

#7 Dec 13, 2008
Meanwhile, here in Tampa, FL it's 70 degrees and sunny. Just one of the reasons I moved away from CT 17 years ago.
Bert

Tampa, FL

#8 Dec 13, 2008
Nathan,

I remember the storm of 73 only too well! Our house in Manchester was without power for a week. The lines were ripped right off the side of the house. We were one of the lucky families though. We had a fireplace in our living room. Even with that my mom sent the younger kids to stay with friends in Holyoke, MA that had power, after we'd been three days without.

I'll take a Florida hurricane over that any day!
Muffy Pitts

Somers, CT

#9 Dec 13, 2008
You think you guys know what it's like to tough out a storm. My mom and I are living in a tent because healthcare bills from greedy doctors bankrupted us and took everything, even though we had insurance. And we don't have any clothes either, so here we are, my mom and me, naked in a tent in the middle of an ice storm. And I'll have to walk a mile uphill to get to school because our town can't afford buses because the greedy assed doctors and their outrageous bills have taken all the money from our town. So everybody's naked and living in a tent around here. But of course we're not complaining 'cause we're still glad to be Americans. Not.
jeff

Cedar Hill, TX

#10 Dec 13, 2008
I suppose the old saying yall yankees freeze in the dark is coming true, you are being punished for electing the crook
jeff

Cedar Hill, TX

#11 Dec 13, 2008
Muffy Pitts wrote:
You think you guys know what it's like to tough out a storm. My mom and I are living in a tent because healthcare bills from greedy doctors bankrupted us and took everything, even though we had insurance. And we don't have any clothes either, so here we are, my mom and me, naked in a tent in the middle of an ice storm. And I'll have to walk a mile uphill to get to school because our town can't afford buses because the greedy assed doctors and their outrageous bills have taken all the money from our town. So everybody's naked and living in a tent around here. But of course we're not complaining 'cause we're still glad to be Americans. Not.
you made the choice to use theur services so know you must pay for them or move to a warmer climate
jeff

Cedar Hill, TX

#12 Dec 13, 2008
Bert wrote:
Nathan,
I remember the storm of 73 only too well! Our house in Manchester was without power for a week. The lines were ripped right off the side of the house. We were one of the lucky families though. We had a fireplace in our living room. Even with that my mom sent the younger kids to stay with friends in Holyoke, MA that had power, after we'd been three days without.
I'll take a Florida hurricane over that any day!
I remember it well boy todays copper thieves would have had a hey day back then!
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#13 Dec 13, 2008
Muffy Pitts wrote:
You think you guys know what it's like to tough out a storm. My mom and I are living in a tent because healthcare bills from greedy doctors bankrupted us and took everything, even though we had insurance. And we don't have any clothes either, so here we are, my mom and me, naked in a tent in the middle of an ice storm. And I'll have to walk a mile uphill to get to school because our town can't afford buses because the greedy assed doctors and their outrageous bills have taken all the money from our town. So everybody's naked and living in a tent around here. But of course we're not complaining 'cause we're still glad to be Americans. Not.
Well you have somewhere to plug in a computer. Try plugging in a space heater instead. Or did the doctors take that too?
sam

Cromwell, CT

#14 Dec 13, 2008
Thanks to all the great utility workers that worked in East Hartland to get our power back on. These are the guys that should get paid the BIG BUCKS that the execs get. They certainly would EARN that kind of money, unlike the lazy fat men in charge who just push the papers.
GEO

Newington, CT

#15 Dec 13, 2008
Be prepared - BUY a Generator. Multi Fuel if you can afford it. You wont regret it.
haha

Norwood, MA

#16 Dec 30, 2008
at least u got a cpu

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