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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:27 pm
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icestorm toronto.... 300,000+ without electricity
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@AidanFX Oh, no ! Which areas are affected ? Downtown ?..... Is Markham ok ?
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@Rlkwan richmond hill, markham, vaughn maybe 60,000-70,000.. was driving in north york area near fairview mall complete darkness
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Now I have a strong feeling that one, they are sitting on their butts and not fixing it and two, it most certainly won't be up and running for the region for tomorrow nights big deep freeze around minus 15
I'm going to have to agree that there's been some gross negligence.

I believe Ford may have avoided making this a state of emergency because it would look bad on him or he'd lose powers. Its politics.
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401/404 down to dvp Eglinton no power

Scarborough town centre 401 many condo towers no power
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That makes it only seem that much more epic.
masterhapposai wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:35 pm
I'm going to have to agree that there's been some gross negligence.

I believe Ford may have avoided making this a state of emergency because it would look bad on him or he'd lose powers. Its politics.
This is crazy. Now that I know that a lot of people will be without power during the deep freeze coming, I wonder how they are going to deal with it. I have never heard of anything like this happening in Toronto before. Now I am starting to understand by Ford and the CEO of Toronto Hydro are calling this the "worst storm ever for Toronto"
While we have seen worse property damage in rainstorms and stuff, this is far worse because people's well being and lives are even at risk due to no power and a change to frigid weather like the issue with the Montreal one.
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Angela V wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:03 pm
I am so glad our power didn't go out! Though I have a friend with a woodstove!

I offically hate ice now. Been shoveling since Friday. But today.. wow! Today was about 5 hours of shoveling. Took a break after 1.5 hours. My husband car had to be pushed out of the driveway this morning so he could go to work. And he took my 13 year who shoveled a bit before they left. Sigh. I hate snowplows also. I hate the present it left me. A mountain of ice. okay, a small mountain. But that sheet of ice on top of the snow wasn't fun either!

I will just keep saying, I'm glad the power didn't go out. Maybe then I wouldn't feel so exhausted and wonder how I'm to still wrap presents tonight.
So... let me get this straight. You pushed your husband's car out so he could go to work, shoveled & cleared ice all day including the cadeaux from the snow plow. Your worried about wrapping presents.

Good thing you didn't you didn't mention anything about the steaks you were making for dinner or the martini you had waiting for hubby. Your mailbox would be full of marriage proposals and people asking if you were Korean.

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masterhapposai wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:35 pm
I'm going to have to agree that there's been some gross negligence.

I believe Ford may have avoided making this a state of emergency because it would look bad on him or he'd lose powers. Its politics.

Ford has the power to declare and end but not manage the emergency. It is undoubtedly politics.
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Anyone think that all these phone service outages are being caused by the storm?
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Bamelin wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:40 pm
Ford has the power to declare and end but not manage the emergency. It is undoubtedly politics.
This is going to get people killed.
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:44 pm
Anyone think that all these phone service outages are being caused by the storm?
It's obvious isn't it?
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Power came back on in the early morning. But cable services are still down. Cable TV and internet.

Looks like I'm going to go to bed soon.

Hope my internet comes back on soon. Today was rough.

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Come on people. Leave politics out of this thread.
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masterhapposai wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:35 pm
I'm going to have to agree that there's been some gross negligence.

I believe Ford may have avoided making this a state of emergency because it would look bad on him or he'd lose powers. Its politics.
Take it easy on Mayor Ford. He was probably exhausted from his closest advisors coaching him non-stop Friday & Saturday to not put his foot in his mouth on Monday about the prostitution thing. Think he got a good nights sleep? Not. His power went out PLUS every once in a while he would hear a mighty *CRACK* as tree limbs broke.

Surprised the man didn't have a heart attack last night.
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I hope that all those dangling chunks of tree on the wires don't suddenly cut the power here. That would be a disaster for me. I hope they carefully remove them when they come to fix the street here.
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sandikosh wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:46 pm
Come on people. Leave politics out of this thread.
State of Emergency needs to be called. This thread has the attention of news stations. We should keep requesting that.

You can draw your own conclusions about who is responsible for calling a State of Emergency.
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masterhapposai wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2013 10:53 pm
State of Emergency needs to be called. This thread has the attention of news stations. We should keep requesting that.

You can draw your own conclusions about who is responsible for calling a State of Emergency.
Interesting. Apart from when they wanted to take photos from this thread, I don't know how much the media is actually paying attention to this thread.

Althoug sandikosh is right because politics is not allowed in the forums.

Did you here of any attention the thread got by the media? I only heard when some of the media from this thread got put on CTV.

Now that I think of it, I am wondering just how much they do watch the thread. It was because of that that I ended up getting that message from CBC this morning.
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A nice hot dinner feels so nice during a poweroutage = thank god for candles. Day 1 = complete
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