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WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Insane.

Can anyone else from the area report (that is, if you reserved your power on your laptop)

Last Edited by Starry eyes on 07/01/2012 09:51 PM
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Found one link so far op

[link to pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com]
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Another

[link to www.spokesman.com]
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Water plant may be shut down?

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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Thanks for the pin...

hf

I didn't realize how bad it was out there..
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
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Should of been better prepared
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[link to news.blogs.cnn.com]

this is about all im finding
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Read the latest update from the Associated Press. They are reporting emergency call centers being down due to power outages and cell phone and communication tower problems as well.

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]

hf

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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
How close is she to Maryland? Both Hagerstown and Frederick got by with little damage and little power outages.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
I live very very close to the northern West Virginia border, and I can tell you that last night...some very powerful storms went through here. It did not receive much media attention since it was so localized, but I tell you it's been a long time since I seen one come through that strong.

Just a possibility for ya!!
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
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They probably dont have good battery/gen back-up for the pumps,your mom should start boiling some drinking water like today.

Water is first thing she should take care of!
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[link to www.wdtv.com]

This is what I found so far.

A neighbor notified my mother about the shut down...I will be keeping an eye out for that on the news.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Read the latest update from the Associated Press. They are reporting emergency call centers being down due to power outages and cell phone and communication tower problems as well.

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]

hf
 Quoting: Six Six Six


On one of those links i posted it said if you have problems dont call 911/411 etc just go if you can to local police or fire stations,911 is down is what the story said and i think it was for the D.C/maryland area
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
 Quoting: Starry eyes


They probably dont have good battery/gen back-up for the pumps,your mom should start boiling some drinking water like today.

Water is first thing she should take care of!
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Agreed. Any time there's a big storm or disaster the first thing I do is fill the tub with water out of habit. That's in case the storm makes any more water that comes through the pipes undrinkable or if it breaks the pipes.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
 Quoting: Starry eyes


They probably dont have good battery/gen back-up for the pumps,your mom should start boiling some drinking water like today.

Water is first thing she should take care of!
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Yes, I told her to do that.

I also told her she needs to store her cold food in ice water mixed with salt and keep in the fridge. Thankfully, she has a gas stove.

I heard there have been people freaking out at the local CVS and gas stations.

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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
My daughter in law is in WV for a funeral and it is true.
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West Virginia...sorry but I got hosed by WV's cops and Judges.





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Hope everyone in the area affected by the storm and loss of energy/resources is going to be ok.
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My daughter in law is in WV for a funeral and it is true.
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Sorry for the loss and I hope your daughter in law can find a place to fill up the car.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
I've been talking to my mom, who lives in WV and she says there is no gas at the gas stations and grocery stores are closed due to no power.
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One thing that I had learned when I lived in Florida is to be prepared.

1. Watch the forecast
2. Gas up
3. Stock up


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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
This is insane.


I'd make sure to fill up before I get into the outage area.

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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
 Quoting: Starry eyes


They probably dont have good battery/gen back-up for the pumps,your mom should start boiling some drinking water like today.

Water is first thing she should take care of!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18561549


Agreed. Any time there's a big storm or disaster the first thing I do is fill the tub with water out of habit. That's in case the storm makes any more water that comes through the pipes undrinkable or if it breaks the pipes.
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Good thinking,i keep milk jugs for back-up water containers for drinking and it really helped a couple winters ago when we lost power because of ice/snow in Texas.

I filled the bathtub for flushing the toilet but i could have just went to the pond for that water.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
I've been talking to my mom, who lives in WV and she says there is no gas at the gas stations and grocery stores are closed due to no power.
 Quoting: Starry eyes



One thing that I had learned when I lived in Florida is to be prepared.

1. Watch the forecast
2. Gas up
3. Stock up


sun
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Words to live by.
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I think the news source link is banned from here, but there's a youtube that has the title

EASTERN STORM IN US LEAVES MILLIONS POWERLESS, UPDATE SINCE THIS VIDEO: 12 DEAD!

the blurb with video says that

"West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties were left with electricity."

Also

"Hardest hit was the Washington D.C., area but outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey."

Lots more if you go to youtube and paste in the title you should find it.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
I've been talking to my mom, who lives in WV and she says there is no gas at the gas stations and grocery stores are closed due to no power.

Insane.

Can anyone else from the area report (that is, if you reserved your power on your laptop)

I also cannot keep a cell phone signal long enough with her..
 Quoting: Starry eyes


There's gas, people don't realize that gas stations have to stop selling in such circumstances and only emergency vehicles are allowed fuel.
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My mom lives about 25 miles from there.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
 Quoting: Starry eyes


Obama will help her.


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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
Now my mother heard from a neighbor that the water plant is being shut down???

I'm in a panic. She has 3 days worth of food...
 Quoting: Starry eyes


They probably dont have good battery/gen back-up for the pumps,your mom should start boiling some drinking water like today.

Water is first thing she should take care of!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18561549


Yes, I told her to do that.

I also told her she needs to store her cold foot in ice water mixed with salt and keep in the fridge. Thankfully, she has a gas stove.

I heard there have been people freaking out at the local CVS and gas stations.
 Quoting: Starry eyes


Wow,hope your mom will be ok op,if she has some blankets see if she will wrap them around her fridge for insulation.

hope folks dont riot,that only makes shit get bad really,really quick...

like cops will start shooting folks.
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Re: WV without power, gas, and grocery stores out of stock/closed?
I would relax OP....if your mom is like most West Virginians I know, she will be ok. Even though a lot of jokes are made about them, they are very resilient and resourceful in most cases. Hell, most know how to "live off the land" in worst case scenarios (some do it just by choice alone)! So I wouldn't worry much!!





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