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By SKYE Editors
Feb 08, 2013
Snow covers cars in a parking lot at a condominium complex in Danbury, Conn. Saturday morning.
We have freezing rain. Super slick streets and survive just fine. Snow is on the ground all winter long.And we survive just fine. Want us give you people some lessons.
Just a simple suggestion: When I was a teenager living at home with my parents, my father put a coffee can with several candles and books of matches in the glove box of each car. Road clearing was not what it is today, and there were no front-wheel drive vehicles. He said that if we were ever in the car and stuck in a snowdrift, to turn off the engine, crack the windows if possible to get fresh air, and that the warmth from the lit candle would keep us from freezing. I don't know if that is scientifically true, but have had a similar can, candles and matches ever since. Thought it was a splendid idea.Well, anything to keep a person alive and well is a splendid idea. There were no cell phones to call 911, no GPS for a whiteout.Hope everyone digs out safely without heart-attacks.
I am from Buffalo, now I live in sunny Florida waiting for the hurricanes. My heart goes out to the lost in the northeast and I agree that we do need to regain compassion again. It is the only way this world will survive. Blizzard of 77, Blizzard of 85, earthquake in 95 , Hurricane in 02, Ice storm in 06..... Yeah I been through some storms. I send prayers and blessing to those suffering in the snow storms.
i hate to think people are so self contained with themselves...children got sick and some died from the exhaust fumes.....so far all i am seeing is the lack of compassion for those that suffered ...there were a few however that offered ....that's what is wrong with this country now...too many know it all's....and don't know crap......and people, over the years, have forgotten how to be compassionate to their fellow man...and that is really such a shame
As I glance through these notes it sickens me to see now seriously self contained within themselves... Lack of ... Compassion and just outright stupid comments. Simply to banter back and forth for lack of anything constructive.. If it was your self caught in the conditions freezing, frightened and maybe hungry. I highly doubt you would be sitting in the car laughing waiting for summer to arrive.And, then there is the complete opposite side where that you read so little of where people actually take action to help one another through the journey of life. What has happened? We are becoming more robotic everyday.
I lived in NE CT/Ma for 60 years. This was the BEST controlled storm we have ever had. Fewer people stranded, etc than any storm I can remember. The last time this area got this much snow was also on a weekend. The one in 78 was on a Monday and the whole NE was crippled for 4 days. People woke up and listened to the forecasters this tie.
OOPS , i'am talking about living here in arizona..
PLEASE, don't tell how great, warm, and sunny, it is living here. There's to many people here now.
Florida has had some very cold weather also. Especially Northern Florida, we have seen the reports. Cali has been sunny but we have a drought. Although Northern Cali got over 10 inches of rain, and we are expecting more this week. Southern Cali has just been in the 80's most of the year.
"Massive Blizzard Bears Down on Northeast"? I have a hard time finding any reference to bears down on the northeast. What are they talking about? What bears? POLAR bears?
They are referring to "Massive Blizzard Bears". Those blizzard bears are... well, massive.
Assuming you are not joking, Aikido7, "bears down" means "overcome, overwhelm" to exert the full strength. For emphasis: to weigh heavily on, to burden. Thus, the storm Nemo was "bearing down on New England" with all its might, weight and fury. Very high winds, heavy snow burdens the land, damage is extensive.
Being originally from Buffalo, I know what it is liked to be trapped in a car covered with snow in a blizzard with five hundred other cars. Your first motivations are warmth and survival. It is a tragedy that these people were in cars with covered exhaust pipes. My two brothers and I lived, we were lucky. We did not think of the exhaust pipe only warmth. No one has a right to come down on anyone. I now live in Southern California where things like this do not happen. Thank God!!!
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