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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I'm hoping that this year is the one year my power doesn't go out during the Big Storm of the Year.

    Pray for me.
    You and me both. I'm in Suffolk and we're looking at a couple feet. I keep telling myself I should get off the stick and replace my damn snowblower - engine died a couple of years ago. Shoveling the driveway and sidewalk is going to suck.
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    My husband plows our 300+ foot long driveway with the 4 wheeler which has a plow on the front but he's away and won't be able to fly back in until well after it's all over. I can't do it, and the kids will break the damn thing. I need my next door neighbor to take pity on me. He has a snow blower.
    I typically help out two of my neighbors who have a similar situation. I am telling ya, this one is going to be fun.
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Didn't human beings survive for tens of thousands of years before anyone even knew what electricity was?
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

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    Mine actually has some sort of transitional living coverage for that. If my house were to burn, I could make out like a bandit. I could just shop til I dropped while they built my new house back. (in theory)
    In order to take advantage of that benefit, you would have to be able to access some transitional living space, and that's not certain when you're not the only one whose home has been destroyed in a natural disaster.
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Didn't human beings survive for tens of thousands of years before anyone even knew what electricity was?
    Yeah, but historically almost every dwelling had a place where you could light a fire for warmth. This is not so much the case anymore - and many dwellings have been built dependant on electric heat and do not have a fireplace.
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    You and me both. I'm in Suffolk and we're looking at a couple feet. I keep telling myself I should get off the stick and replace my damn snowblower - engine died a couple of years ago. Shoveling the driveway and sidewalk is going to suck.
    Good luck. Surprisingly, this time it looks like NYC and east of there will get it worse than us upstaters. Usually, it's the opposite (though with noreasters, that's how it works because they come from the ocean)
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Didn't human beings survive for tens of thousands of years before anyone even knew what electricity was?
    Yes, they did survive

    Generally until they were in their 40's. Then they dropped dead

    I'm in my 50's
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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Yeah, but historically almost every dwelling had a place where you could light a fire for warmth. This is not so much the case anymore - and many dwellings have been built dependant on electric heat and do not have a fireplace.
    That isn't such a great idea in places where it gets really cold and there are outages periodically.

    We used to live in a rural area in the Sierra, back in the old days, and depended on the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for electricity. Yep, that was a government agency, and about as reliable as you imagine it was. Power would regularly go out for a week or so, usually during the winter. We'd light the Coleman lantern, fire up the wood stove, and be just fine. Since we didn't have a TV or a phone, we didn't miss those when the power went out.


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    Re: New York City mayor: 'Don't underestimate this storm'

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    In order to take advantage of that benefit, you would have to be able to access some transitional living space, and that's not certain when you're not the only one whose home has been destroyed in a natural disaster.
    As long as it isn't "Race Weekend" there are always hotel rooms available in my area.

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