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Old 02-07-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Was looking on the WTNH and News 12 websites, noticed that a few towns in the Hartford area and eastern CT are already putting in parking bans for tomorrow. Only saw a couple of pre-schools in Fairfield County declaring 12 or 1pm closings. Did notice on the News 12 site 2 Catholic schools in Westchester that are already closed for tomorrow, one in Bronxville and one in Katonah. Time will tell....
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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Was looking on the WTNH and News 12 websites, noticed that a few towns in the Hartford area and eastern CT are already putting in parking bans for tomorrow. Only saw a couple of pre-schools in Fairfield County declaring 12 or 1pm closings. Did notice on the News 12 site 2 Catholic schools in Westchester that are already closed for tomorrow, one in Bronxville and one in Katonah. Time will tell....

Some coworkers said that staff was already telling the students that school would be closed tomorrow, but they aren't getting posted on the news stations yet.

I suspect it's to prevent confusion with today? Dunno. Seems silly. They'll probably show up for the evening broadcasts.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: The South
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Take care with "Charlotte" everyone

From, Charlotte.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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and the panic begins. The media is well versed at causing panic when these type of events occur. They have to be in bed with the grocery stores, hardware stores, gas stations, etc. I stopped at store this morning for ingredients for chili, it was insane at 7am people had carts piled to the sky with stuff like they were going to the Yukon for a month.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Stop in shop in Trumbull looked like they were preparing for the Mayan apocolypse this afternoon. End of the world as we know it for those people. That's why I can't stand the news, they blow everything so far out of the water they make it seem like its the end of the world.
And the thing that gets me is these people who get food to "stock up" actually get food that needs to be refridgerated, so if the power goes out....the food's gone to waste, so what was the point??
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I have 3 or 4 MRE's in my closet at home that i never ate at drill. They are about 3500 cal each so my wife and I can survive on them for 2 days if we lose power. We also have a bunch of stuff we can cook on the grill outside if needs be.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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I have 3 or 4 MRE's in my closet at home that i never ate at drill. They are about 3500 cal each so my wife and I can survive on them for 2 days if we lose power. We also have a bunch of stuff we can cook on the grill outside if needs be.

That's a far cry from the French toast that everyone apparently plans to make.

I'm glad I went to the store yesterday instead of today.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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Stop in shop in Trumbull looked like they were preparing for the Mayan apocolypse this afternoon. End of the world as we know it for those people. That's why I can't stand the news, they blow everything so far out of the water they make it seem like its the end of the world.
And the thing that gets me is these people who get food to "stock up" actually get food that needs to be refridgerated, so if the power goes out....the food's gone to waste, so what was the point??
hey at least this time you can throw the milk in a snowbank. I love it in the summer when people buy milk and cheese and eggs, etc and it's 80 degrees out and the power goes out. At least my cold stuff should stay cold
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Schools are already closing. DW's company in Stamford already announced that they will dismiss at 1 pm tomorrow, or might be closed altogether.

I think if this thing materializes, it would be a good idea for the governor to keep all state employees home tomorrow. If not, he runs the risk of having the highways jammed throughout the afternoon. That could be disastrous.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Some coworkers said that staff was already telling the students that school would be closed tomorrow, but they aren't getting posted on the news stations yet.

I suspect it's to prevent confusion with today? Dunno. Seems silly. They'll probably show up for the evening broadcasts.
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Schools are already closing. DW's company in Stamford already announced that they will dismiss at 1 pm tomorrow, or might be closed altogether.
Well I found one CT district that has actually declared it is closed, Wallingford. Stamford schools' website has a very vague message that seems to suggest it will be closed. Only other one I've seen is down in Yonkers, NY they are doing "early release" for now I guess waiting to see what it's like overnight and what the forecast is then.

For a company to declare it might be closed in anticipation is rare, the only time I actually saw that en masse was for the March, 2001 "blown forecast" (though again, I'll emphasize it retrograded and for most of CT and Suffolk Co., LI a foot did fall, just not 3 feet).
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