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Sandy's Victims Just Got Issued A Blizzard Warning

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    ...there are long standing guidelines and policies for disaster relief. Where it begins and ends has long been spelled out.
     
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Great pics. Thanks.
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

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    I had to go out to clean off the dish anyway. :D

    Mike
     
  4. hilmar2k

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    Guess that's on benefit I have living at the top of a big hill, with no major trees. Lots of wind. I've only ever had to clean snow off my dish once in the 10+ years here.
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It's rare that I have to clean off the dish. I've only done it four times in the eleven years I've had DIRECTV.

    When the snow/wind is coming out of the SW-ish and is wet enough to stick is the only time it happens.

    Mike
     
  6. James Long

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    I have kept my dish clean by putting it under the eves of the house. Very little snow can get to it ... and if the storm comes from the right direction to get to the dish it is at ground level where it is easy to clean.
     
  7. gpg

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    Oddly enough, despite getting 29 inches here with drifts over 4 feet, I never once got a SFSS message. The snow is wet and heavy so I am really surprised that we never lost signal.
     
  8. Drucifer

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    Just got finish shoveling. Snow in my walkway range from 12" by the stairs to 24" by the sidewalk. So I guess I got around 18" of light stuff. So it was a breeze to shovel.​
     
  9. redsoxfan26

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    I got about 25 inches here in northwestern RI. Took about five hours to dig both mine and the wife's car out.
     
  10. hilmar2k

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    I have no idea how much we got here in Southern Dutchess County. Parts of my yard are grass from all the wind. I'd guess 12-16", but can't really be sure.
     
  11. Rich

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    Nope, still having problems. Gonna take a long time to get over that whopper.

    Rich
     
  12. Rich

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    They sure hyped this one. We got 8 inches. Supermarkets sold out of all kinds of things.

    Rich
     
  13. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    We reportedly got 23", but it was very dry snow, so easy to push around. Thankfully, we didn't get the 60 MPH wind gusts they were predicting yesterday morning, so no blackouts in my area that I've heard about.

    I did hear reports of about 10k customers without power in Long Island and 20k in Connecticut. Hopefully it won't take as long to restore power to those folks as it did after Sandy.
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    How would you define "no fault" though?

    Maybe you are homeless because you were a good worker, but your boss was an embezzler? Or maybe you chose to live in a flood zone, not buy flood insurance, and not save any money for emergencies that might happen? Who is more "at fault" in those two hypothetical scenarios?

    Besides... This is too much like the people who have too many babies at once.

    A poor family who has one or two babies that they struggle to support are told they need to plan better... but a family who suddenly has sextuplets? They are put on TV and everyone lines up to give them money and stuff and college tuition money...

    Same with these natural disasters. People who lost their homes are to be felt for... but when the same folk who run to give these people money and help wouldn't take time to kick the homeless guy and recognize he is alive... I scratch my head and wonder why. The homeless guy might have been homeless a year or more and likely will be another year or more after this natural disaster... meanwhile that newly-homeless-insured-family everyone feels sorry for and runs to help, wasn't in trouble before and will be back on their feet eventually.

    Think New Orleans too... and Katrina... and how the influential and more well-to-do areas got lots of assistance and monetary help to rebuild... while the poor folk who didn't have much to begin with still have nothing.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    We almost got evicted when our landlord defaulted on his payments. We were told that it would be very hard to find a new place with an eviction on my record, even though it truly was no fault of my own. I fortunately found out about it before it got to the point of being served eviction papers. Though it of course is possible I wasn't told the truth of how it would affect me, I wonder what wold have happened if we had gotten an eviction notice.
     
  16. James Long

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    Lots of new babies in November?

    A common cause of mass multiples is an expensive process called in vitro fertilization. The people getting multiples often do because of multiple eggs being implanted to give them a better chance of becoming pregnant. It is a risk they take, but society likes to help out because babies are cute.

    It is easier to feel sorry for a family who loses what they have than one that loses what they didn't have. Who do you feel more sorry for: A couple who loses all four of their children in a fire or a childless couple who could never conceive?

    If you feel so strongly about the homeless before the storm do something about it before the storm. Don't diminish the loss of those who had something to lose out of pity for those who didn't lose as much.

    Think of it as restoration. People restored to what they had before the storm. The rich didn't get everything back - but the got enough back that they still appear to be "rich". The poor didn't get everything back either ... but they did not lose enough either.

    Insurance and FEMA programs that fill the gaps are there for restoration. Help people get back to where they were. If you want other programs that give people a second chance push that through Congress separately.
     
  17. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    If you live in a flood zone, you can't get a mortgage without it.

    What happen on Long Island, the flooding did not follow the flood zone map.

    Those that got flooded in the non-flood zone have been told to raise their homes as high as 8' or pay $10K a year in new flood insurance.
     
  18. hilmar2k

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    Flood insurance doesn't cover everything. Lots of people had serious damage not covered by flood insurance. For instance, flood insurance doesn't cover finished basements. Well, lots of houses affected by Sandy were houses with the main living area on the lower lever. Since that level was slightly below grade in some places, if is considered a basement, and therefore not covered.
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    Pretty simple. Are they the cause of their situation or a victim of it?
     
  20. SayWhat?

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/09/us-usa-weather-idUSBRE91611P20130209
     

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