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Old 01-28-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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On another note...my beer fridge is empty...I must restock before it's too late.
I've got at least 6 cases of beer in my house. I'm ready
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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I am so glad my wife and I bought our house last year in Northern Durham and 2 of our requirements were gas logs and a gas range. Also, our house is heated with gas, so come ice or snow, regardless of amount, no matter how long power goes out, we will stay warm and able to cook real food. Can't ask for much more!
Yes, it's a good idea to have a gas or real fireplace here for those rare instances. I have joined with neighbors and huddled around the one neighbors fireplace when none of us had any heat.
But, I have a question, if you have gas heat, don't you still need electric to drive the blower?
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I've only been in NC for three years and so far have just experienced a few snow "storms."

What is the worst case scenario for lost power? One week? Two weeks? I am originally from VT, where most folks have generators.

Have a gas fireplace, but an electric stove. Guess we'll be eating lots of PB&J if we lose power. Or, soup and such warmed up on the grill if it isn't iced over.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Good grief I can't find a sled or something similar ANYWHERE in town! SOLD OUT!

I guess we'll just have to do the hillbilly sleds like we used to do during a surprise NC snow storm: cookie sheets and pizza pans.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've got at least 6 cases of beer in my house. I'm ready
But what if it lasts longer than Saturday?
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've only been in NC for three years and so far have just experienced a few snow "storms."
If you've only been here 3 years, then you have only seen those 2 snowfalls we got last winter, one which even NC folks considered pretty dinky.

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What is the worst case scenario for lost power? One week? Two weeks?
Not two weeks, heaven forbid! As I recall, the worst ice storm to hit here, in Dec 2002, left many without power for a few days, but I think those who were powerless for a week were a small number, mostly in outlying places. My neighborhood is outside the city limits, and we are often among the last to get restored, but I think it was "only" 2-3 days at most in 2002?? That wasn't nearly as bad as the 6 days after Hurricane Fran! OTOH, at the time, my Internet provider was a small, locally-owned company in Durham, and they actually went out of business due to that power outage.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: NC
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I've only been in NC for three years and so far have just experienced a few snow "storms."

What is the worst case scenario for lost power? One week? Two weeks? I am originally from VT, where most folks have generators.

Have a gas fireplace, but an electric stove. Guess we'll be eating lots of PB&J if we lose power. Or, soup and such warmed up on the grill if it isn't iced over.
If it's snow, we are ok. But it's the build up of ice that kills us. How long depends on how many areas are affected. if Progress can access the area and keep up with the work, then it could be hrs or a fews days. If widespread and roads are not in good shape, maybe a week? So many variables. One of the worst examples of no power was not ice but hurricane related. So many transformers went down that we ran out and had to wait for some to be shipped in from other states. My neighborhood had no power for 10 days.
i have seen snow events here where you couldn't access most of Raleigh for a week. But that was when we had 1 snow plow. Not sure how many we have now?? we are way better prepared than we used to be.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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During the ice storm of '02(?) I was without power for 6 days...
More snow, less ice please!
Crazy that WRAL and WTVD are so different in their forecasts...hopefully they'll come into 'agreement' the closer the storm gets. I'm pulling for the WRAL forecast!
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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I just realized if the power goes out I have no heat and that makes all of this suddenly less fun.

Now would be a good time to learn how to use my fireplace (I know...I'm so lame)
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: NC
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Good grief I can't find a sled or something similar ANYWHERE in town! SOLD OUT!

I guess we'll just have to do the hillbilly sleds like we used to do during a surprise NC snow storm: cookie sheets and pizza pans.
LOL...you are too funny! I once found sleds at Linens and things. There's one in Knightdale that isn't a very busy store. There's also a Dick's there. It's in 64 at 540.
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