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Old 10-29-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Bigfoot, are there Feds there, too? When I was a contractor, we weren't allowed to be working onsite unless there were Feds present. But maybe that was just a stipulation of our contract.

Must have been your contract. No feds where I am but I just found a director in another section. On a regular day three of us contractors are here 1-2 hours before the first fed shows up.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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I don't care what profession you're in. If you stay inside and safe as advised by the NWS you've got a better shot of staying in the gene pool. Plus the fewer clowns out and about unnecessarily will mean fewer emergency workers having to go out and risk their lives to rescue them. I heard the term "life-threatening" associated with travel this afternoon. If someone does have to go out, they should probably do so only this morning and then go home before noon. Any employers making people work after that are just greedy and uncaring.
What are you talking about???!!!

LEOs, firemen, doctors, nurses and EMTs who are off-shift and still choose to man their stations during an emergency so their training can be put to use to help others should be commended, not derided as "survival-challenged" imbeciles! These aren't some random people being stupid and being out and about during a natural disaster. They are the people with necessary training and skills to run to the trouble to help others -- to put their own lives at risk, if necessary, to serve more than themselves.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Wish I could rep you, ILD. Completely agree.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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What are you talking about???!!!

LEOs, firemen, doctors, nurses and EMTs who are off-shift and still choose to man their stations during an emergency so their training can be put to use to help others should be commended, not derided as "survival-challenged" imbeciles! These aren't some random people being stupid and being out and about during a natural disaster. They are the people with necessary training and skills to run to the trouble to help others -- to put their own lives at risk, if necessary, to serve more than themselves.
You're making much ado about nothing. Bottom line, stay home if you don't need to be out. That's consistent with what we're being told by local and state government communications. I'm sure they'll call people in as needed snd really don't want their people moving around on their own. The power companies arent even planning on sending their crews out till Wednesday due to the hazardous conditions. Local military bases sent all but essentials home. I'm certain they know more than you do about emergency management.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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You're making much ado about nothing. Bottom line, stay home if you don't need to be out. That's consistent with what we're being told by local and state government communications. I'm sure they'll call people in as needed. The power companies arent even planning on sending their crews out till Wednesday due to the hazardous conditions. Local military bases sent all but essentials home. I'm certain they know more than you do about emergency managment.
The news is reporting that power outages are improving as time goes on, so I have to believe that people are out fixing things (as ridiculous as it sounds). That, or the outages magically fixed themselves. The numbers at 12:30ish were several hundred less for PEPCO and Dominion than the numbers at 1:00. Hopefully they're not still fixing things at this point...
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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The news is reporting that power outages are improving as time goes on, so I have to believe that people are out fixing things (as ridiculous as it sounds). That, or the outages magically fixed themselves. The numbers at 12:30ish were several hundred less for PEPCO and Dominion than the numbers at 1:00. Hopefully they're not still fixing things at this point...
One would be crazy to be up in a bucket right now and it's only going to get worse.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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One would be crazy to be up in a bucket right now and it's only going to get worse.
My husband and I are both sitting and listening to WMAL right now and they just talked to the PEPCO spokesperson. They have restored power to many even with the rain and wind. They are NOT letting any employees go up in the buckets BUT they still have the capability of doing repair on the ground and are doing it. She said hard to believe but true. Hey, they took a lot of grunt from the last storm so they are pretty on the ball now as they have been able to track this storm unlike the derecho.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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My husband and I are both sitting and listening to WMAL right now and they just talked to the PEPCO spokesperson. They have restored power to many even with the rain and wind. They are NOT letting any employees go up in the buckets BUT they still have the capability of doing repair on the ground and are doing it. She said hard to believe but true. Hey, they took a lot of grunt from the last storm so they are pretty on the ball now as they have been able to track this storm unlike the derecho.
They've brought in a bunch of folks from other states too but they're just waiting until the storm's passed.

It's probably a good sign that the Fairfax County urban rescue team has been dispatched to New Jersey, apparently because they won't be needed here.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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You're making much ado about nothing. Bottom line, stay home if you don't need to be out. That's consistent with what we're being told by local and state government communications. I'm sure they'll call people in as needed snd really don't want their people moving around on their own. The power companies arent even planning on sending their crews out till Wednesday due to the hazardous conditions. Local military bases sent all but essentials home. I'm certain they know more than you do about emergency management.
Instead of backtracking vaguely or obfuscating, why not have the honesty and integrity to say "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to insult first responders who chose to come to work today" instead of making this seem like a misunderstanding and then throwing a borderline insult at the end?

I know several LEOs, doctors and nurses who are off-shift today and still drove into work this morning to make themselves available in case of emergencies (most of them will be at their respective facilities overnight). They were thanked, not derided as people deserving the rough end of "natural selection" as you put it.

I know you often throw out outlandish one-liners to be jokey, but this time you insulted those among my friends and family who risk themselves to serve all of us. Instead of continuing to try to be "right" all the way to the end about your suggestion that these people don't deserve to survive, I suggest you man-up (or woman-up in your case) and just apologize for the insult.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Let's let this go - nerves are on edge, it's easy to read insults where none were intended. Now, back to the topic: Last I heard, Dominion had over 28,000 outages
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