The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and every year we begin to gather our supplies in May: containers of gas for the generators, batteries, gallons of water, and non-perishable food. We put up half the storm shutters over the windows, just to be prepared and save time should a storm approach. We remove excess foliage and store any loose yard decorations. When the hurricane warnings come, we want to move quickly, button down the house and be safe.
We are told to have supplies for 72 hours and to expect no outside help during that time. It may not be possible for rescue personnel to get into the area after a storm. We learned this firsthand after Hurricane Charley in 2004. Although the local police and fire departments were available, the damage was too extensive for them to manage. It was several days before crews from other states were able to make their way to our area to assist in recovery. We were without electricity and water for one week, and this was during August and the extreme humidity and heat of a Florida summer. We were not happy, but we understood.
My question is this? Why do the people of New York City think they should be fully recovered from a major winter storm in just three days? What a bunch of whining, entitled nitwits. Suck it up! How can a street be plowed when cars are parked on either side rather than in garages – such a heathen practice, parking on the street. Millions of people living in tiny boxes, all congregated in one area, parking in the streets, and complaining about the snow. It fairly boggles the mind.
The rest of the country is capable of operating without you, NYC, while you are snowed in and unable to operate any of the bailed-out financial institutions for a few days. We will all breathe a sigh of relief that they can’t get up to any mischief. Here’s an idea. All of you can get out there with snow shovels and clean up those streets yourselves. Get the job done instead of complaining. And stop picking on Bloomberg like it’s all his fault.