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Ag_16
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Member since Oct 2019
403 posts

Snow day
How’s everybody holding up in the weather?


Old Sarge
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Dean of Admissions, LSU
Member since Jan 2012
46961 posts

re: Snow day
No water still and power was down all day yesterday


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CGSC Lobotomy
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Member since Sep 2011
65219 posts

re: Snow day
Snow here has turned into rain.


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ColoradoAg
Texas A&M Fan
Colorado
Member since Sep 2011
9416 posts

re: Snow day
No weather here in Colorado. It's cold, but pretty normal around here. I keep hearing about blackouts down South. You guys stay safe


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Farmer1906
Houston Astros Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Apr 2009
40528 posts

re: Snow day
End up going to someone else’s place to stay since power went out yesterday. It’s a big place, but 17 people (7 of which are 8 and under) and 7 dogs is a little nuts.

My folks across down have been without power for a good 36 hours now.


ColoradoAg
Texas A&M Fan
Colorado
Member since Sep 2011
9416 posts

re: Snow day
Damn Farmer, I'm not sure which is the worse situation ...


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Ag_16
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Oct 2019
403 posts

re: Snow day
That’s a lot of people in one house


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Roger Klarvin
North Carolina Fan
Member since Nov 2012
44053 posts

re: Snow day
We’ve got water still, gas and electricity still out though. We had gas yesterday so I was able to cook up some stuff to eat on for a while, but now stovetop and fireplace are both down for the count. We’ve had electricity maybe 2 of the last 36 hours. Currently 42 degrees in my house, wind chill is 3 degrees outside. My two year old’s weight has at least been doubled by the amount of clothing she has on


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Dr RC
Alabama A&M Fan
The Money Pit
Member since Aug 2011
47285 posts

re: Snow day
frick snow, frick ERCOT, frick the parts of Texas that never lost power like Highland Park, frick zero regulations on our power grid, and frick all the companies that were too fricking cheap to winterize their fricking infrastructure.
This post was edited on 2/16 at 5:31 pm


PhilipMarlowe
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Mar 2013
17653 posts

re: Snow day
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frick snow, frick ERCOT, frick the parts of Texas that never lost power like Highland Park, frick zero regulations on our power grid, and frick all the companies that were too fricking cheap to winterize their fricking infrastructure.




All of this. I hope the appropriate heads will roll, but I’m not holding my breath.

I had to leave my place, and I’m staying at my parents. Dealing with my mothers constant text notification ring tones seems like a fair price to pay for a warm bed and power...but just barely.

But seriously, I feel for the old folks, and parents with little kids. Hope yinz are hanging in there.


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TxWadingFool
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Middle Coast
Member since Sep 2014
2828 posts

re: Snow day
Sounds like we are the only people I know that has not lost power at all, we have a well so if we do lose power we'll loose water as well. Spent the day trying to get my mom's well repaired as she's been without water for 3 days now, pump is busted to hell and all pipes in well house are shot, going to try again tomorrow if the blackouts stop. The plumbing sections at Lowes and Home Depot in San Antonio look like a Black Friday sale at Walmart, absolutely insane. Looks like the coastal fisheries in the state are going to be wiped out, lots of dead fish from Matagorda to Port Mansfield.


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WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
President, Alex Caruso Fan Club
Member since Oct 2012
127012 posts

re: Snow day
how many people still think independence is a good idea?


TxWadingFool
Texas A&M Fan
Middle Coast
Member since Sep 2014
2828 posts

re: Snow day
Where do I sign up? I'll happily trade a minor speed bump like a few days without electricity for independence from DC. You do do realize part of the reason we are here are due to EPA regulations from the federal government.


Dr RC
Alabama A&M Fan
The Money Pit
Member since Aug 2011
47285 posts

re: Snow day
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You do do realize part of the reason we are here are due to EPA regulations from the federal government.


That is straight up false.

Power plant owners being too cheap and lazy to make sure their infrastructure can handle extreme cold weather has frick all to do with EPA regulations.

This is essentially a Titanic situation where they were told there could be a problem if A B and C happened and they decided "Nah, watertight compartments that go all the way to the top of the ship and enough lifeboats for everyone on board are too expensive and will cut into our profits. Why pay for redundancies for something that might never happen?"


TxWadingFool
Texas A&M Fan
Middle Coast
Member since Sep 2014
2828 posts

re: Snow day
I'm sure the half dozen coal fire plants that have been moth balled in the last few years wouldn't have helped at all this week


WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
President, Alex Caruso Fan Club
Member since Oct 2012
127012 posts

re: Snow day
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'll happily trade a minor speed bump like a few days without electricity
widespread power losses during an extended period of historically low temperatures leading to actual deaths isnt a speed bump. its a total failure by our leaders who need to answer for this situation
This post was edited on 2/16 at 11:47 pm


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Farmer1906
Houston Astros Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Apr 2009
40528 posts

re: Snow day
100% Bye bye


Farmer1906
Houston Astros Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Apr 2009
40528 posts

re: Snow day
Generac has an 8-month waiting list for generates.

I'll be able to get mine before the end of hurricane season.


Pitch To Johnny
Texas A&M Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2015
3908 posts

re: Snow day
No power, water, or cell service for the past 3 days.

At a buddy's now that hasn't lost power throughout (yet). Running low on drinking water but have enough to make it a few days. Full bathtub and a pail for the toilet and a swimming pool outside so at least we have unlimited plumbing.

Have plenty of booze to get me through all the political slinging on social media/the internet


Farmer1906
Houston Astros Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Apr 2009
40528 posts

re: Snow day
Never let a crisis go to waste.


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