Top 5 Blizzard Don’ts in Hoboken
Okay – it’s winter.
This is just like any heavy rain storm – except that it’s frozen precipitation. And that means it will accumulate above the ground and cause an impedance to anyone who is a “challenged walker.” Yes, that is what snow is! Amazing, eh?
It’s fairly elemental.
But when it’s frozen and “accumulates,” it’s a bit different than water – which other than flooding, eventually drains away quite rapidly compared with the many weeks (if not months) we’ll see this snow on the ground. Turning brown. Becoming annoying. “Please make it go away… Looking forward to summer…. “
When we get FEET of snow – it presents a whole slew of problems, which are usually transportation oriented.
So what are the Top 5 things you should avoid during a blizzard?
Number 5: Please postpone medical emergencies
At the height of the blizzard late tonight – medical vehicles and apparatus will have a super-tough time traversing city streets. That could mean the difference between life and death!
So if you can – please avoid (or postpone if possible) the following medical emergencies:
- Heart attack or stroke. (Stay off carbs, eat lots of veggies, keep blood sugar low, avoid strenuous activities).
- Child birth / labor. (If you’re close to your due date – either try to push it out NOW – or figure out a way to keep the baby in the sack till the weather clears).
- Profuse bleeding. (Any tricky home projects or drunken bar fights should be put off till the storm clears).
- Broken bones. (While not as bad as some other emergencies – try not elevating your body to more than 12″ off the ground. And if out and about, ensure your shoes have proper traction).
- Panic Attacks. (There is nothing to worry about at all. Everything is fine. It will be spring in less that 3 months!)
Number 4: Try not to start any fires!
Any kind of row-house fire in Hoboken at the height of the blizzard, will practically ensure that an entire block burns down. Just because the snow is heavy and wet does not mean that it will aid in any way in preventing such a disaster.
So in order to reduce your risk (and guilt) for starting an epic fire for the history books:
- Do not use candles if you’re a known drunk or narcoleptic.
- Shut your circuit breaker if your house is known to be non-code compliant.
- Playing “fire bomb beer pong” not a bright idea during the storm.
- More than 11 iPhone chargers in a power strip just to keep your facebook stream alive is just not worth it.
- Deep-frying a frozen turkey inside your studio apartment in wood-frame house can wait.
- Firing up the hibachi grill on your fire escape. Just don’t do it. In other words, don’t be an asshole!
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