MIDWEST ICE STORM. January,2017.
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    CelicaSupra.com Member ddd228's Avatar
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    Thumbs down MIDWEST ICE STORM. January,2017.

    People may have to endure power outages and the driving conditions will be deadly!
    Floods,tornadoes and now this shit:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/...ns-mid-n706916
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/...ns-mid-n706916
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    That's the mid west for you. supposed to be mid 50' this week!
    I'm in St Louis - thankfully it was not as bad as they predicted here, but it was enough to make driving interesting.
    I'm lucky enough to work in a industry where we can work from home, so i did.
    I have the guys under me do the same.
    I'm glad it was not as bad as expected - but no need to push it either

    stay safe!
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    The weather is horrible,at times.

    Stay home,don't try to drive in that. CRAP.
    Stock up on batteries and canned goods.
    Stuff that does not take electricity to use.
    IF your home goes dark,do you have the means to be OK?

    Heat,lights and food?
    Go hit Wall mart for your survival needs,if you can get there.
    It would be terrible for people that did not expect a week-long power outage.Two weeks?
    Propane-fired food? NO HEAT? No lights? You/anyone cannot drive anywhere?
    The weather ALWAYS controls your life.

    Just be ready.
    Be safe,people.
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    I grew up in Northern Illinois, so I understand that kind of weather.

    We got snowed in for several days when I was in high-school, and I mean snowed in. My Dad and I had to dig our way out of the house from a side door, as the back door and front door had 4 foot drifts in front of them.

    The drifts along the North side of the house went up to the gutters, and over the roof!

    No power outages, so we ducked that bullet, but it took us all day to get the front and rear doors cleared, and get the driveway passable.

    My Mom and Dad were teenagers during the Great Depression, so Mom always had a well-stocked pantry, and a ton of canned goods in the basement. As long as we had water, we had food!
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    The weather dictates what we do and when!

    The NW has an ice storm right now and people have lost their lives on the roads over our pass.(5,000') The mid West has been slammed.
    A back up generator and FOOD(And beer,for me) is required for people that need to survive this bull shit cold and power outages.

    Snowed-in is a bad thing.
    Seattle has been missed for some NASTY weather lately,but our members have been hit with intolerable weather conditions!

    "I can't get to my car because it's snowed in!" Can you work on your car in freezing weather?
    Not so much fun. I had to,when my fuel pump died in November,wearing 2 coveralls.
    Our cars need our help always,sometimes.. at the worst possible times.

    A heater motor in December? Call me a "Cabbage" to get to work,or buy eleven-teen hand warmers to defrost the windshield and 2 more for my fingers on my frosty leather steering wheel.
    I'll admit,I am a complaining wimp,when it comes to 'CCOLD' weather.
    Icy streets? I ain't driving anywhere.

    That's why some of us have "winter beaters".

    Then,we can complain (of lack of A/C )in the sticky-hot insufferable heat of our summers.
    Try to get your cars ready for a few meet and greets,when we can actually DRIVE our proud projects!
    WE will be proud to drive our impressive classic Supra's,soon.
    I love to drive my car!
    Thumbs up for the members to have done so much their cars to be presented for all of us to enjoy.

    "Hey,I like your car",makes it all worth the expense and effort , for our 'Jay Pan' imports.
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    The UK got spanked by snow on the 12th. It set in quick and heavy, and despite warnings on TV and radio, no roads were gritted. Alternatively, if they did, the cursory dusting didn't withstand the snow that soon clogged the roads.

    All in all, I was very happy

    Having taken so much stick from colleagues at work for my choice in cars, even the most recent purchase, I finally got to be very, very smug when I drove out of the office car park in my Subaru Outback, then proceeded to drive 30 miles to visit my grandmother in hospital (post-hip replacement), averaging 40MPH where other people on the snow-choked highways were right down to 20MPH. Thank you snow tyres!

    FINALLY got the right car

    One thing I can't really stand though is the media spinning winter storms as panic-inducing events. You should see what happens over here, the first hint of snow sends people panic-buying at stores.

    It's WINTER. Storms happen. It gets cold. It snows. Sensible people are very well prepared for this. There is no need for fear-mongering. The human race has managed to survive millennia already without mass early-warning systems.

    Where being British actually means something - put the kettle on, Keep Calm, Carry On
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    Sensible people are very well prepared for this.

    Yes, they are.

    Over here in the States we have a saying describing those not so well prepared.

    It goes "Common sense 'aint so common anymore"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjim View Post
    Sensible people are very well prepared for this.

    Yes, they are.

    Over here in the States we have a saying describing those not so well prepared.

    It goes "Common sense 'aint so common anymore"!
    You guys ain't alone in that saying, it's popular over here too!

    Of course, there's 'common sense' and 'having the back of your Subaru full of enough tools to run a small repair shop' levels of preparedness
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    Or those people who go to the "Nuclear Fallout Bunker" type of "preparedness, too!

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