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  • #16
    They are already closing schools here in NC. Biggest problems we have here are that:

    1.) People think having some sort of SUV means they know how to drive in the snow.
    2.) Every elderly shut in needs to go to the grocery store and buy milk and bread (and apparently pizza, because the freezer was near empty when I went by to get one for dinner after leaving the base tonight).
    3.) Most folks don't think about getting the HVAC, fireplace/chimney, Kerosene heaters looked at before the weather gets bad, then they attempt to use them and they develop fires/smoke/CO problems.
    4.) Sick people wait until the weather is at it's absolute worst to need to be seen. Then it's a "delta" call.
    5.) We have more ice issues here than snow. People still want to get out and drive because "the roads looked clear". See #1.
    6.) There are a lot of tourists here, as well as military. You people need to learn to STAY HOME WHEN IT SNOWS. See #1 & #5.

    Stay safe out there!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by MemphisE34a View Post
      You are right, but you must remember that we are talking about communities that close schools for the forecast of snow, not actual snow, just the forecast of!!!!

      White Death 2011 has arrived.
      Your right it wasn't 30 mins into the start of sleet/freezing rain and they started shutting down schools for tomorrow and calling off Sunday even church service.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by MemphisE34a View Post
        No plows in Memphis either. Some sand/salt trucks, that's about it.
        Same here no plows, but have seen the Highway Dept./Public Works use their Road Graders/ Front end loaders to clear bridges and overpasses.

        Walked out to our main road and it's covered in at least 3" of snow and no new fresh tire tracks, so guess people are listen to Local News/Radio and staying home.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by TAFD00367 View Post
          LA,

          Here north of you in Texarkana. Heavy snowfall going on right now. Little over 3" at the house. We've been running grass fire also up until the rain and sleet started falling this morning. After that the guys been running their butts off on MVA's going to one after another. Nothing major so far just minors.

          Hwoods- As LA said put little snow/ice/sleet on roads and all H*** breaks loose here. What would take major storm to shut the northeast down only few inch is need here. They already closed all schools down around here.
          Well,that OUGHT to slow your brush fires down for a day or two. T.c.

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          • #20
            I just went to the store, when I went in it was snowing a little. I stayed in the store for about 20-30 min when I came out there was 2" on the ground.
            Get the first line into operation.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by LittleFireChick View Post
              They are already closing schools here in NC. Biggest problems we have here are that:

              1.) People think having some sort of SUV means they know how to drive in the snow.
              2.) Every elderly shut in needs to go to the grocery store and buy milk and bread (and apparently pizza, because the freezer was near empty when I went by to get one for dinner after leaving the base tonight).
              3.) Most folks don't think about getting the HVAC, fireplace/chimney, Kerosene heaters looked at before the weather gets bad, then they attempt to use them and they develop fires/smoke/CO problems.
              4.) Sick people wait until the weather is at it's absolute worst to need to be seen. Then it's a "delta" call.
              5.) We have more ice issues here than snow. People still want to get out and drive because "the roads looked clear". See #1.
              6.) There are a lot of tourists here, as well as military. You people need to learn to STAY HOME WHEN IT SNOWS. See #1 & #5.

              Stay safe out there!
              Nah, I need to bring my hook down and show 'em how to DRIVE! MUST be FUN to watch. T.C.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
                Nah, I need to bring my hook down and show 'em how to DRIVE! MUST be FUN to watch. T.C.
                You could sure make some money tonight.
                Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
                  You could sure make some money tonight.
                  I do here. My "competition"runs 2wd Carriers. We run CIRCLES around them during storms. Ice is GOOD

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                  • #24
                    And..........

                    It's 22:05 here, I just got in from Back to Back Working Fires, two units in a Townhouse Row (2nd Alarm) and a 2 story Single Family (Box Alarm) Both had heavy Fire on Arrival of the first due Engine. Temp is 26, with NW Winds @ 15. All in all, not the best kind of night for a Job, with Ice forming pretty quick.
                    Our weather is clear and calm tomorrow, clouds coming in by sundown, followed by light snow by Tuesday morning....... I put my Plow on Today... The Folks in New England should be watching what we get in the Mid Atlantic, since it will head Northeast from here........
                    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by hwoods View Post
                      It's 22:05 here, I just got in from Back to Back Working Fires, two units in a Townhouse Row (2nd Alarm) and a 2 story Single Family (Box Alarm) Both had heavy Fire on Arrival of the first due Engine. Temp is 26, with NW Winds @ 15. All in all, not the best kind of night for a Job, with Ice forming pretty quick.
                      Our weather is clear and calm tomorrow, clouds coming in by sundown, followed by light snow by Tuesday morning....... I put my Plow on Today... The Folks in New England should be watching what we get in the Mid Atlantic, since it will head Northeast from here........
                      Ain't gonna do Schit. We'll be having Class 4 days pretty quick if we don't get snow. T.C.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
                        Nah, I need to bring my hook down and show 'em how to DRIVE! MUST be FUN to watch. T.C.
                        Ya, unless you're the sucker operating on the interstate watching them slip and slide past your scene.

                        Though we were gonna get hit twice yesterday by folks who found out why there were cops slowing folks down coming onto the bridge.
                        Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
                          Ya, unless you're the sucker operating on the interstate watching them slip and slide past your scene.

                          Though we were gonna get hit twice yesterday by folks who found out why there were cops slowing folks down coming onto the bridge.
                          And I bet you think that doesn't happen HERE. Guess again. Inexperienced wheelholders aren't unique to the South even if snow/ice is. T.C.
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                          Last edited by Rescue101; 01-11-2011, 03:10 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
                            And I bet you think that doesn't happen HERE. Guess again. Inexperienced wheelholder aren't unique to the South even if snow/ice is. T.C.
                            Flying into a whiteout with your cruise control on isn't conducive to staying on the road, either. Lake effect is like that, and you can usually tell where the band edges are by listening to the scanner.

                            The main reason our schools close is because they can't get the parking lots cleared out or visibility sucks. Unless it's a doozie, the roads are usually passable.

                            I was in Harve's area a few years ago for a school when storms were forecast to arrive on both Fridays. The school closing announcements began on Thursday afternoon.

                            I'm gonna guess that there are upwards of 100 snowplows (we're talking the big boys - wings and all) in my county alone - and that doesn't count the smaller plows owned by individuals and businesses.
                            Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

                            Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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                            • #29
                              They don't close ANYTHING around here unless it's 12" +. Don't do many whiteouts but they're fun to watch. Over the years we've operated in some pretty SEVERE conditions,we're GOING when everyone else is PARKED. From MY perspective,black ice is the worst, get out of the truck,shut the door and watch your truck slide off in the ditch. THAT's SLIPPERY. T.C.

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                              • #30
                                Wet, cold and foggy in the Austin area. The forecasters last week were predicting highs in the 30's and lows in the teens. They always forecast it more extreme than it really is, we should hit freezing a few nights, but highs in the 40's and 50's.

                                Good luck with the snow in the north and east of the region. It really shuts down the areas effected. Being a Yankee myself, I always find it funny.
                                ~Drew
                                Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
                                USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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