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Old 10-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #11
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Gatlinburg did get snow.... One TV station says 1-2 ft in places.... What they showed on the TV was downtown and that looked to be about 3-6 inches......
just so you know....
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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...much of our town will without power for up to a week...
So do many folks in your area have generators & ways to heat without power? When we lived in NC, we got our roads plowed out last... if they decided to plow them out, and restoring the power was not a priority, we cooked with LP and our main heat was wood (we had an LP heater from an old mobile home as a backup... it rarely came on). If no power for the pump, I could dip water from the spring on our land. We were originally on a spring farther up the hill on USFS land for gravity fed water system but the jerks dynamited the spring to stop the water (we had water rights as long as the water flowed). We were set up for power outages. With all the winter storms up North, I would keep a generator handy. Knowing what I do now, it would be LP (we always had large tanks for LP until we started fulltiming). It just seems to me that far too many up North are unprepared for winter power outages... when it's cold... with icky snow and freezing temps.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #13
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Re: Let's Follow Sandy!

Thankfully, the temps are fairly warm this go'round.50's day-40's at nite. We had plenty of warning this storm-and memories still fresh from Irene-so people heeded the warnings. Those that needed to evacuated did so. Being New Englanders, you gotta be prepared.
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Guy came in to the Home Depot today to buy generators to take back to his friends in NJ. He has a private plane and offered his services to his co-worker/friends. They can't buy generators now. He said they were foolish to have not been prepared for storms and power outages. To be honest, I agree with him. It's not like these are folks who have to watch their pennies like we do. They had the discretionary funds to have generators and indulge in a bit of storm prep. They just lacked the foresight and motivation to do so.
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Safely back in home park after 5 long travel days, out racing high winds, ‘Frankenstorm’
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