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Old 08-25-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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i can't find food or water anywhere!!! how will i survive? i'm low on toilet paper too, but if i have no food, what does it even matter?!?!!?

where are the hot spots to purchase hurricane kits?

i just called geico and upped my insurance on my car and home.
\anyone else?

 
Old 08-25-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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i can't find food or water anywhere!!! how will i survive? i'm low on toilet paper too, but if i have no food, what does it even matter?!?!!?

where are the hot spots to purchase hurricane kits?

i just called geico and upped my insurance on my car and home.
\anyone else?
I dont find this humorous at all.. I just hope and pray for the best, this is a dangerous storm and will affect many people.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Nice attempt at trying to start a panic. I don't appreciate this kind of "humor" at all.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I can see where the OP is coming from, although I don't know if an entire thread needs to be started on it. It's like when it first starts to snow and everybody hits the stores. Around here, I don't think this is going to amount to much. Not to where I won't have water or need an emergency kit. Over at the shore, sure (say that 3 times quickly), but I don't expect much.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Sorry, but I don't have any sympathy for the OP, even though I assume he's just trying to be "funny". For one thing, there is no store that does not have food or water, nor are there crowds. I just got back from Bloom and it has about the same number of shoppers as always. The OP's post strikes me as an attempt to start a panic for the sheer hilarity of trying to see who they can freak out. That's not the kind of BS I like to see at city-data.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I understand. I guess I read it differently, as not trying to start a panic, but as more...I don't know...I guess satire? Akin to "laughing" at the newscasts when the first snow shows up on radar.

Either way, I say there's no need to entertain it anymore. This thread can die on pg. 1.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I can see both sides, Northern VA does like to panic over nothing a lot, then again I don't consider Irene "nothing."

All I can say is get your supplies whenever you can. From one who survived Isabel in 03, while in Hampton Roads (which got it 5x worse than NoVA) be good to go for at least a week.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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I rather be over prepared and have some internet stranger think I am foolish than under-prepared and really be foolish any day of the week. Reminds me of the ant and the grasshopper.

Things seem fine out there... plenty of stuff in the stores and no one is panicing. I pretty much just did my weekly shopping a few days early so I don't have to run out on the weekend and do it. Although I noticed there had been a run on Oreos for some reason--I expected maybe water to be in short supply (no), canned food (no), or even bread (nope). But to see almost all the Oreos gone?
 
Old 08-25-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Behind You!
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nice attempt at trying to start a panic. I don't appreciate this kind of "humor" at all.
+1
 
Old 08-25-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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IMHO, satire is fine as long as you make it clear that you are writing a satire. The problem with this thread is it's not clear. We have too many people on this forum from out of state or who have just moved here who will not know this is a joke.

In a situation like an approaching hurricane. new residents in particular may feel very unsure. They need, and deserve, reliable information and this is not the time to mess with their minds.
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