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1904 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2007 11:00 AM by pigeye RSS
BrettBH Rookie 40 posts since
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Dec 19, 2007 9:24 AM

OK without power

 

Would the reaction from the rest of the US be different if this storm damage and power outage was located on either coast or if this area was populated by minorities?

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Storm CNN Story

 

 

  • joplus Expert 282 posts since
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    1. Dec 19, 2007 9:26 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

    Or if it was in Iowa?

  • Heirloom Whale Barf Rookie 7 posts since
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    3. Dec 19, 2007 9:33 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

     

    If it's OK to be without power, where's the story?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • muzicgrl Amateur 219 posts since
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    4. Dec 19, 2007 9:39 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

    There was no news story when my parents went without power for more than 2 weeks last year (which also meant no water since they have a well) and that was on the West coast. I dont think people are being intentionally ignored. More rural areas always get last priority over metro areas when there is a big disaster.

  • OldBaldHippie Amateur 75 posts since
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    5. Dec 19, 2007 9:42 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

    I wonder how homie is doing?

  • Happy Trails Rookie 71 posts since
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    6. Dec 19, 2007 9:57 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

     

    BrettBH wrote:

    Would the reaction from the rest of the US be different if this storm damage and power outage was located on either coast or if this area was populated by minorities?

     

     

     

     

     

    Winter Storm CNN Story

     

    Yes, it would be different.

     

     

  • tazawa055 Rookie 281 posts since
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    7. Dec 19, 2007 10:04 AM (in response to Happy Trails)
    Re: OK without power

    I remember a similar situation here in Indiana in the early 90s.  Some people in remote areas went without for several weeks.  Repairs start in the city and move out, for obvious reasons.  Ice storms are pretty scary.

  • muzicgrl Amateur 219 posts since
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    8. Dec 19, 2007 10:19 AM (in response to Happy Trails)
    Re: OK without power

     

    Happy Trails wrote:
    BrettBH wrote:

    Would the reaction from the rest of the US be different if this storm damage and power outage was located on either coast or if this area was populated by minorities?

     

     

     

     

     

    Winter Storm CNN Story

     

    Yes, it would be different.

     

     

     

    The power companies do not have a vendetta against certain groups of people. They try to bring the power back up ASAP and for obvious reasons start with the most populated areas.

     

     

  • Kerry1976 Rookie 105 posts since
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    9. Dec 19, 2007 10:23 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

    The whole thing is really a shame.  I hate to hear when that happens to anyone, for any reason, because the next time it could be me or my loved ones.  It must be a huge task of fixing all that damage.

  • tungniweliv Rookie 21 posts since
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    10. Dec 19, 2007 10:35 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

    God says world to end tomorrom, minorities and women hardest hit!

  • makeda Rookie 58 posts since
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    11. Dec 19, 2007 10:42 AM (in response to BrettBH)
    Re: OK without power

     

    Perhaps, if it looked like a nonwhite area was being neglected while whites were being helped. 

     

     

    That said, a week without power seems pretty normal for a storm of this magnitude.  Am I wrong about that?  I hope the elderly have warm places to stay. 

     

     

    The 'good' thing is that many rural and semi-rural folks have other options, especially if they live in older homes.  There are fireplaces and firewood, and older folks have canned goods and preserves.  My mother was a country girl, and goes into "Little House" mode in times like this.  When an ice storm knocked out the power in my hometown, she cooked meals in a cast-iron skillet in the fireplace.  My father couldn't live without his TV, so he and my uncle got a hotel room in Savannah, GA. 

     

     

  • Happy Trails Rookie 71 posts since
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    12. Dec 19, 2007 10:45 AM (in response to muzicgrl)
    Re: OK without power

     

    muzicgrl wrote:
    Happy Trails wrote:
    BrettBH wrote:

    Would the reaction from the rest of the US be different if this storm damage and power outage was located on either coast or if this area was populated by minorities?

     

     

     

     

     

    Winter Storm CNN Story

     

     

    Yes, it would be different.

     

    The power companies do not have a vendetta against certain groups of people. They try to bring the power back up ASAP and for obvious reasons start with the most populated areas.

     

    Yes, you are correct, musicgrababanana.

  • cb#1 Rookie 15 posts since
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    13. Dec 19, 2007 10:48 AM (in response to joplus)
    Re: OK without power

     

    Iowa did have major power outages from the storm as late as the end of last week.  There are still some isolated areas where power hasn't been restored, though not nearly as wide spread as in Oklahoma.  We may get candidate to spend a lot of time here, but I think they draw the line at climbing power up poles and fixing power lines.  

     

     

     

     

     

  • pigeye Rookie 87 posts since
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    14. Dec 19, 2007 11:00 AM (in response to OldBaldHippie)
    Re: OK without power

     

    OldBaldHippie wrote:

    I wonder how homie is doing?

    Probably having a hard time stalking chicks on the internet with no power.

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