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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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It's a snowstorm, it's winter...stay inside, be prepared, no big deal. Except for shoveling the darned stuff....
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I am ready. Bring it on! Already a 19 car pile up on 95 in southern Maine. Stay home people! 
 
As a former Wisconsin resident,I find the news forecasts rather amusing.
Far too much coverage for a storm that would merely be an inconvenience
back home. Here in Kentucky it would be a"disaster".
 
Sandy Victims going to be hurt again.
 
Weather propaganda great term!
 
I'm not minimizing the suffering at Katrina, but neither should you minimize the suffering of folks hurt by Sandy and now this severe winter storm.

BTW, my ex wife's name was Sandy and I got cold chills everytime I heard of Hurricane Sandy.
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Look ...I live in the northeast and we are used to snow all winter long. But, even in Maine if you get 2 feet of snow in 12 hours ....thats a lot. I don't care where you live. 
 
it is a lot of snow, but the coverage outweighs the actual danger by far.stay home, bundle up and wait it out. The only real danger is to people with no common sense or the homeless (and they don't have TV).
 
Send up Al Bore to melt the snow with his hot air. We need to do something about all this global cooling.
 
If we could get everyone in Congress up to Boston the hot air they generate
would easily melt all the snow.
 
So sad that those people, still reeling from Sandy are out in the cold.

Liberals are SO VERY CRUEL.
 
+Kehr Bailey Sorry you can't understand the point. Three feet of snow is not going to help the situation for those hurt by Sandy. Sorry they weren't hurt as bad as the folks at Katrina but you are really coming off as an uncaring ass.
 
2-3 feet of snow and life threatening BLIZZARD conditions are a very big deal to all but a very few places in the country. These places do not include Cleveland and WI. I live where 100" a year is the average and this would be a huge event.  Only in the eastern and western mountain ranges would consider a blizzard 'normal'
Heavy wet snow causes power outages, heart attacks, slow emergency response and structural collapses among other problems.
Rapid snow melt can cause severe flooding.
The media was absolutely right to err on the worst possibility of this storm forecast.
We don't poo-poo hurricane forecasts anymore.
 
The media tends to treat people as if they are stupid. How did folks get by without them in the 1960's and 70's ? Yes, they used common sense and got by just fine. People don't really need the twits in the press do tell them anything except, there is a storm on the way. Hours of coverage are simply a way to get ratings.
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Thank you +David Connor ...it's real easy to sit in KY and criticize. 
 
+Kehr Bailey 
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.
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They 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. 
 
+Pam Bell 
I hope things improve soon.
Snow plow driving can go from boring routine to white knuckle terror real fast.
 
+Kehr Bailey 
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?
Nice
Where are you moving to next?
 
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. 
Pam B
 
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! 
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