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    kyril, northsylvania

    the grid wouldn't go down in hurricanes.  I don't think anyone is advocating people using generators to get electricity all the time (except maybe in the wilderness or on islands).  On the Connecticut coast, as elsewhere on the eastern seaboard, we have had week-long outages a few times in the last 30 years.  We don't have a generator at our house, but rely on electricity to pump water from our 300-ft well; for heat; for cooking, etc.  Sure we can go to the police station for water (as we did last September after Irene--8 mile round trip) and hurricane season here is pretty warm, but we also have icestorms.  Fortunately, I have a dry ice supplier nearby for the fridge.

    We also set the thermostat at 60 degrees, and have no air conditioning, not even window units.  Ours is an 80's-vintage solar house that we built with our eyes open.

    Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

    by triplepoint on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 10:18:41 AM PDT

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