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  1. MG0h3

    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    **** man.

    I think there will be some corpses sticking up random neighborhoods in a few days.

    How terrible


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  2. SSCOBRA03

    SSCOBRA03 Active Member Established Member

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    That's been a while. I remember that it was next to the Whatabuger. Lol
     
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  3. MG0h3

    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yep. Like 2013.

    Then we’d hop the freeway and go to the Silver Spur. Bar inside some shit motel.

    That was interesting.


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  4. utlong31

    utlong31 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    We just weren’t ready for over a week of below freezing temps and I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen it down to 0 in West Texas. Top that off with the loss of electricity. We got lucky and never lost electricity but I know a lot of people that have been without it for days. The motels have been full and the grocery stores are empty. I went to HEB this morning and it was empty. No meat at all. Temps will finally be above freezing tomorrow and I’m sure there will be lots of flooded houses. I heard a plumber talking today that they have been busy shutting peoples water off to try and keep there house from flooding when it thaws


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  5. Captain Beyond

    Captain Beyond Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This week has been rough for some here in S.A. It has been cold as shit. We were blessed that we had on and off power everyday this week and water all week. Everything seems to be back to normal today power wise. Last Sunday, I wrapped the outside pipes and kept the water dripping inside. We also stocked up on food and water last week. The only good thing was the snow we had on Sunday evening and today as it never snows down here. Wife and I have been going outside having snowball fights...lol
     
  6. PUSHA TON

    PUSHA TON Member Established Member

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    I was extremely lucky as we never lost power or water but people down the street definitely did. Had the in-laws stay one of the nights as they had my wife's 92 yr old grandmother with them. I stocked up on essentials on Saturday on my bi-weekly trip to Sam's club. I reached out to friends and family asking if they needed anything such as warm food, charging devices, wifi, etc.
     
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  7. derklug

    derklug Seriously? No, never. Premium Member Established Member

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    Best of luck to all of you, I remember my friends house in Brownsville where they had electric heat because they used it so rarely.
     
  8. lOOKnGO

    lOOKnGO Keep'um smiling Established Member

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    This weather doesn't fit the narrative! Global warming. It does justify the name change to ( climate change ). The msm need to tread lightly and come up with a logical explanation to continue to dup the public.
    This is a national emergency. Don't worry though, our capital here in DC is still safely being guarded.

    I
     
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  9. GNBRETT

    GNBRETT Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    U would think if a mayor is gonna put the whole town on blast he could at least typed without sounding like an illiterate moron who cant construct a proper sentence.

    "DONT PART OF PROBLEM, BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!!" What a ****ing idiot!

     
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  10. hotcobra03

    hotcobra03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    we are hanging in there
    power and water went out monday,

    stores,gas open but emptied

    been sleeping in the van ,

    during the day we use a converter connected to van to run tv,


    cell service is out when power is out

    electric came back wensday 10pm
    still waiting on water

    21deg now

    I'm south of San Antonio
     
  11. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Prayers sent. God bless all of you suffering from this cold.
    Hope it warms-up asap.
     
  12. Hef

    Hef Well-Known Member Established Member

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    We've been stocked up in preparation for the election and covid. The people that don't have supplies possibly were not prepped for anything else.

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  13. 5.0 Hatch

    5.0 Hatch Active Member Established Member

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    Kind of a bad comparison. Obviously infrastructure is built for this up north. Leaving the water running here resulted in low pressure and water supplys being cut off. People are using melted snow to flush toilets.

    When it comes to power, apparently the electrical grid wasn't built for it either.
     
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  14. VegasMichael

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    Wishing the best to all going through this. TX was on my list of relocation possibilities when I leave Vegas next year, now I'm not so sure.
     
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    SSSSSSSSSSSSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The last storm like this was in 1989
     
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  16. VegasMichael

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    I'm not worried about changes in weather, just the inability of an infrastructure to handle it.
     
  17. TerminatoRS

    TerminatoRS Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member Party Liquor Posse

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    So much to consider from this situation even from my position up nort der hey.

    I don't think anyone can point fingers when it comes to frozen pipes. Homes likely aren't insulated/protected the same way down there and pipes are sneaky about freezing up. Hell, when it hits -10 here, even I have a couple pipes that'll freeze if I don't run the faucets here and there. Granted I/we go through this every year so it's just part of the routine and I've learned where to apply heat in order to transfer it through the copper and get the frozen part(s) to bust free.

    I'm sure nobody with a diesel runs blended fuel down there so there's another contributor to lack of supply. Again, not exactly something you can come up with at the drop of a hat especially down there I imagine.

    Winter driving, though? C'mon. Most are probably blazing around on summer skins or a performance all season, RWD, or FWD only. Recipe for disaster. 4 wheel drive is only good for getting your ass moving and most - even up here - still need to learn that the hard way.
     
  18. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    changes will happen.
     
  19. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    A lot of the oil field in West TX is still down.

    the shit part is how bad environmental gets. Now I’m seeing it since I’m in it.
    Legit entire sectors are down.. and the higher ups are still. “ the EPA needs us to pass emissions “

    the.. entire.. ****ing ... field .. is .. down.. in areas..

    they don’t care about the power outage.. the people it effects jsut their own agenda
     
  20. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    not unless its made mandatory. So long as it's optional they'll keep taking the profits and say "tough shit, once in a lifetime incident that doesn't justify the expenditure"
     

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