Forecasters say a blizzard poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow on the Northeast may be one for the record books and is following the same path as Superstorm Sandy.
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I live in western NY on the shore of Lake Ontario. Heard of lake effect? We are totally prepared to handle snow events. We had record snowfall since midday Friday but the roads were never closed and asphalt is again visible.
We had 4' in 24 hours but it did not have the rapid snowfall and high winds to be an official blizzard. That was a big deal. With our equipment things were relatively back to normal 24 hours later.
The only official blizzard that I recall required me to respond to a fire alarm at work.The roads were closed. With a full size 4X4 it took me an hour for a normal 10 min. trip. Only way I could stay on the road was by the glow of the street lights. Thankfully it was a false alarm triggered by the extreme cold and winds.
Official blizzards are rare. A state of emergency is usually declared closing roads. This can be true for snow events of less severity. Any official who did not use their authority to protect life and property would be held accountable.
The northeast IS prepared for normal events and they have more common sense than you give credit.
But this was forecast as potentially RECORD conditions.
Stop saying I'm so tough a little bit of snow is normal and won't bother me. 2-3' with official blizzard conditions, IS a life threatening event. Your delivery guy may be pissed but he's alive.
It is the media's responsiblity if inform and provide expert advice to prepare and deal with weather events.
By your logic the media would report sports then, by the way, tornado conditions are forecast but don't worry we've been there before.Feb 9, 2013
- Pam B+1They can only do that if the roads are plowed. The plows are losing right now. Plows are off the road and upside down. That never happens. This is a rarity for us.Feb 9, 2013
I hope things improve soon.
Snow plow driving can go from boring routine to white knuckle terror real fast.Feb 9, 2013
Obviously there is no compassion for the northeast. I have failed to describe the difference between a f___ing BLIZZARD and a normal to severe snow event.
There will be a death count but it was nothing to warn folks about, right?
Where are you moving to next?Feb 9, 2013
- Sorry but no one came to victoms of Irene which devastated Galveston Island. We did have Pres Bush and Pres Clinton raise money. Did Obuma show his face? No! 90 percent is rebuilt now. Only because Texans and they're resourcefulness in coming together. Made it happen. My wife and I for one still plan vacations there just because we want to help our own.Feb 9, 2013
- I wish not compare which is worse ...they are all a b%#ch! I am only dealing with my situation now.
We have waist high snow right now and it's still snowing!Feb 9, 2013