said by pnh102:
Understandable. These situations aren't gonna be easy. But it just seems like it took only a matter of hours for civilization to start breaking down in NYC. Just from watching the videos, many of these people were in a state of total shock (an almost "this can't happen here" look on their faces).
I watched social order starting to break down around here on Wednesday evening. A fist-fight at a gas station over fuel, and some stories of looting from friends of mine in hard-hit neighborhoods.
said by pnh102:
They really think the government is gonna save them. Given how FEMA can't do anything right (they even said they are running out of supplies themselves) I have a bad feeling many many more people will be dead because they did not do what you did.
You're right, the Government isn't going to do shit for you. Or, at least you should plan for the fact that they aren't going to do shit for you. The Dept of Defense told Gov Cuomo that they had directed FEMA to bring a tanker of fuel to a hard-hit down called Freeport. People heard about it, lined up and waited. The tanker never showed. Gov blames DOD/FEMA. DOD has no idea what happened right now.
There are a series of cascading infrastructure failures happening right now including power delivery and fuel, coupled with cold weather and a nor'easter arriving that aren't helping. It's bad here, and it goes from bad to worse if you just go a little south. By me, 100 foot pine's down all over and took the lines with it, with some of them through homes and crushed cars. 5 miles south of me it looks like downtown Baghdad the day after we bombed it. If people did not go out and do what they needed to do for another week's worth of no power, then I don't know what to tell them. It wasn't a choice of mine to wait 2 hrs for 10 gallons, but it had to be done to keep this generator running. If I get grid power back, it gets poured into the cars.
I prepared myself, and in hindsight, there are things I would do differently for next time and some additional things I didn't think of.
First thing on the agenda next spring: install a transfer switch so I can safely use my generator to power parts of my home, including my oil burner.--
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