Another Snow Storm in the Northeast

@ramapo17 (24487)
Melbourne, Florida
March 3, 2018 5:08pm CST
The weather is really bad in the northeast and so many other places of the country. My daughter and 17 year old grandson live in an apartment in New Jersey and they lost power last night and it is still not on. No electricity either. Hopefully they will get it on as she said the temperature was in the 50's. They also have two cats and a cockatiel.
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@JudyEv (125909)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar
It must be so hard to keep warm once the power goes off. And how do you keep a cockatiel warm? I do hope they'll all be okay.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
I know, I was worried about the animals. At least the cats can roll up on a blanket but "Cosmo" (the cockatiel) has a blanket covering the cage every night so I hope he is okay.
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@JudyEv (125909)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
@ramapo17 That's about as much as you could do for a bird.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
5 Mar
@JudyEv I know. I remember once when I was a teenager, my mother had one of my birds by an open door on the stove to keep it warm. The bird was very sick and in those days I never heard of a bird going to a vet. I was still in school then.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
4 Mar
I hope their power is back soon. Its a very cold 41 night here in MA. And we dont have our heat thanks to our neighbors blasting theirs, but least we have our power and tons of blankets.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
My daughter said her heat came back on around 5pm tonight. It was almost 24 hours without power.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
4 Mar
@ramapo17 terrible. Ours wont be on til our neighbor turns theirs down
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
5 Mar
@Courtlynn That is a weird way to get heat.
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@JohnRoberts (59955)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Mar
The east coast is getting hit hard this winter.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
You are right, my daughter lives in New Jersey. When my husband and I were up there for Christmas we had very cold weather, zero degrees to 15 for many days. It was so bad and I realized then why I moved to Florida.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Mar
I do hope they get the power back on soon. That was quite a storm!
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
It finally came on a couple of hours ago.
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@toniganzon (51610)
• Philippines
4 Mar
That’s really terrible. My family lives in Newark. No power interruption there so far.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
They are lucky. Maybe there people have some generators. We did when we lived in New Jersey and we used many times a year.
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@marlina (74801)
• Canada
3 Mar
I saw the storm on TV earlier on, it is really bad. I hope that your daughter and her son are okay.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
I spoke to her about an hour ago and she said they just got the power on but were still frozen because it was out so long.
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@DeborahDiane (22469)
• Laguna Woods, California
6 Mar
@ramapo17 - I saw on the news that they are rushing to get electricity back on, before another big weather front hits the Northeast on Wednesday. They just can't catch a break!
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Mar
I just heard about the new storm aimed at the northeast. My grandson was home from school today and I am sure he is going to be out again this week. He was out today playing hockey which he loves.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Mar
@ramapo17 - I have grandsons in the Northeast, too ... particularly one who lives just north of Manhattan. The others live in Delaware, and I think this storm may miss them. I hope this front is not as fierce as the last one.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Mar
@DeborahDiane Do the ones north of Manhattan live in Long Island?
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@dgobucks226 (12698)
5 Mar
Yes Nancy. We had a Nor'easter pass through with high winds and rain. We had a flood watch where I live through Sunday. No power problems thank goodness.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Mar
You were lucky. My daughter and grandson live on the border of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. It always gets bad up there.
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@dgobucks226 (12698)
7 Mar
@ramapo17 Yes, the high elevations can really affect the weather. I remember getting stuck in traffic there coming home from college. Major snow storm
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Mar
@dgobucks226 Where did you go to college?
@kobesbuddy (49403)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Mar
This is terrible news, Nancy! I will pray for your daughter and grandson, for sure.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Mar
Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
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@kobesbuddy (49403)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Mar
@ramapo17 Is there any good news from your daughter yet?
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
5 Mar
@kobesbuddy The heat was turned on late last night which was a good thing as I think the bird would not have made it. The cats always crawl up under the bed covers. My daughter and grandson would also get under a lot of covers and wear jackets. They are use to visiting us in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and some times while they were there we would lose power in a big storm. My husband and I were always prepared for any kind of emergencies and we had an RV in the driveway where we could stay in there with heat on.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
5 Mar
It is hard when the weather gets bad. My mom told dad that she wasn’t going to move to Texas unless he got her air conditioning. But when we got older she was glad to not have to put up with New Jersey winters. Personally, I’m glad I don’t have to put up with them either.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Mar
I always loved the winters in northeast New Jersey and the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. I was always outside for all winter sports from the time I was 5 until in my 60's. My grandson started skiing when he was 4 and I would go to watch him.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
6 Mar
@ramapo17 Summers in Texas can be pretty bad, but the rest of the year makes up for them. Too bad the summers are known to last 6 months
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Mar
@ElicBxn It sounds like the weather we have in south Florida. It gets so hot I stay in a lot in the summer. The humidity is the worst. I shower and change my clothes a few times a day.
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@just4him (120147)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Mar
I hope the power wasn't out for too long.
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@ramapo17 (24487)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Mar
It did come back on after day and a half but now they are bracing for another big snow storm,.
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