Hurricane Florence

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  1. OldLady
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    I had an elderly, lame neighbor who always asked me to go to the grocery store for bread and bologna for him just before a storm hit. The lines were always exactly like you describe, and I of course had thought ahead and didn't need to go myself.

    Just before Hurricane Gloria hit Connecticut in '85, you could not find a battery in a store for love or money. Hawkers had bought them all and were selling them for 3x the price on the side of the road. No lie. Sometimes I hate humans.
     
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    The only time i have ever seen people flooding the markets was the blizzard of 94 (i think)
    I was a wee one but i remember people freaking out. We all lost power and drove to this town down the road. Their motel had generators. They were out of rooms so i slept in a storage room lol. It was basically a normal room with a bunch of chairs and tvs and stuff.
    Fun times
     
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    Well, good on you for doing the right thing.

    Sucks about people doing that, though, agreed.

    I stay stocked up on batteries and smokes for when they finally drive the economy into the ground. Heh heh. They're good for trading.
     
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    Blizzard of 96 was really bad out here. It's probably the same one you're talking about. It was about 5 feet deep, right?
     
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    I bought 5 bags of ice for Irma. Was without power 5 days. Nothing in the fridges went bad. I still have a couple in 1 freezer. Filled up the bathtub, had a few jugs of water. Ate something or other, I seem to recall tuna salad and a pot of beans n ham that was already cooked. Apparently I made up some block ice in ziplock baggies, too.
     
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    Maybe thats what it was. Just solid ice.
    Bad storm. b'lieve me
     
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    But you could just put food outside if the power went out. Built a fire and melt the ice for water.

    (Don't melt the yellow ice)
     
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    and that is the advantage of carrying guns....after katrina....some assholes headed down there with ice..trucks of ice selling bags of ice for 20 bucks or so apiece....coon asses got rilesd.....made them give both trucks full of ice to people needing it for free...people doing that deserve what they get...

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    the killer... people would have been glad to pay 5 bones a bag....letting them double their money at least...but they got greedy
     
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    I agree! Wish some folks had gotten riled at those bastards who "stole" all the batteries, too, but everyone was too desperate to keep their flashlights and radios working.
     

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