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The panic before the storm

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by MHDNURSE MHDNURSE (Member)

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I am in Massachusetts.  It snows here.  Typically a lot.  And gets cold.  We are expecting snow Saturday night into Sunday, maybe 6-12" in Boston, more in the Northern and Western suburbs.  Blizzard conditions with the wind.  Anyway, wouldn't you know there is already mass pandemonium at the grocery store (I park in their lot every day).  Also, the hardware stores selling out of shovels and ice melt.  We live in New England people.  How are you only just now figuring out snow melt and a shovel are a good thing to own?!

My school is already going crazy about possible snow day on Tuesday.  Snow will likely be cleared up by then but parents are already calling.  Like they expect the admin to make a call NOW for Tuesday, LOL.

 

OK I'm done.  Carry on with your day.  Happy Friday everyone!

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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May the odds be ever in your favor! Stay warm.

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AdobeRN works as a Pedi RN.

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Oh Snow days!  Here in north Texas we are due for a good ice/snow day....haven't had a good one where we missed school since maybe 2013/14???  I personally hope it never comes - I like my long 4 day weekend "bad weather" make up days in the spring to do something fun in the sun!

Stay warm!

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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Why on earth do they think school will be closed on Tuesday??? I'm in Western Mass (in the 24-30inch range), and the snow is supposed to mostly be done by Sunday night, even for Boston... I wish people would have some perspective. This isn't going to be the blizzard of '78!!! The plow trucks will no doubt be out in force and if it turns out to be a real and true mess, they will put a travel ban in place to allow the highway departments to do their jobs and get it cleared up well before the Tuesday commute. 

I'm working my other private school job this weekend (Day shift, 630-230), which means I'm planning on staying overnight at the school tomorrow night (blech). Please provide me with your netflix, hulu, and amazon prime recommendations!! 

Edited by k1p1ssk
wrong blizzard year :O

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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The panic is beginning around here too.  But this is Chicago, and we are very prepared for snow.  

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SaltineQueen works as a School Nurse.

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North Central Indiana here.  We're right on the bubble of 4-7" or 7-10."  We've had a VERY mild winter so far...I think people were hoping we'd jump straight to spring.  People are acting like it's the apocalypse.  We've been through this before.  That much snow is not a big deal.

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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I blame the media... reiterating how bad it's going to be over and over and over and over just makes people think it's going to be much worse than it actually is when you take the numbers at face value... I picture their minds going "It doesn't look like its going to be any worse than any other storm, but they keep saying it's going to be bad, should I be more worried? I'm getting worried I'm not worried enough, I might as well worry just as much as they're saying I should..."

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My dad used to be THE person who made the decision. He would leave at 2am and drive every single one of the school system's bus routes in his 1970's Honda Civic to assess the situation. I can't tell you how many times he had to get pulled out of the ditch. Somehow our phone number got out and our family got DEATH threats when he didn't close the schools. One crazy person actually tried to blow up our house with a pipe bomb.

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We're in the Chicago area, the storm is supposed to hit us starting tonight into tomorrow. Go figure, my daughter has a meet tomorrow morning about 2 hours from us...check in is at 7:45 AM. We had to book a hotel. That's the only thing I am panicking about!! Argh!

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BiscuitRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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5 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Somehow our phone number got out and our family got DEATH threats when he didn't close the schools. One crazy person actually tried to blow up our house with a pipe bomb.

 

Death threats AND a pipe bomb?  People are insane.

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience.

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3 minutes ago, BiscuitRN said:

Death threats AND a pipe bomb?  People are insane.

Seriously.  If you don;t think it's safe to send your kid to school, then DON"T SEND THEM!!  End of story.  Our superintendent always gets a ton of lip from people who do not agree with whatever decision she has made.  I always like how she will say in her robocall and email "If you do not feel safe taking your child to school, you have the right to keep them home".  Crazy parents still give her a hard time.  Or get angry with her when she calls a snow day the night before a storm where every other school district has already closed and they are predicting several inches and dangerous conditions, and then it is less than they predicted.  Like it is somehow her fault the forecast was wrong.

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33 minutes ago, BiscuitRN said:

Death threats AND a pipe bomb?  People are insane.

You should have heard the complaints about bus stop locations. Everyone wanted them to be at their driveway. They didn't want their precious darlings walking even 20 feet in inclement weather. His own kids walked half a mile (uphill both ways😋) and this was in the snowbelt.

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