Bush declares emergency in icy Massachusetts

Bush declares emergency in icy Massachusetts

December 13, 2008

A severe ice storm prompted President Bush to declare Saturday that a state of emergency exists in northern Massachusetts, a move that authorizes the use of federal aid to help the recovery effort.

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5 Responses to “Bush declares emergency in icy Massachusetts”

  1. Maureen Molleron

    This is a prime example as to why the US needs to improve it’s infrastructure. If power lines were buried (as they are in most of Europe), there would be less power outages. BUT, this means money. I hope when the country gets out of the recession they will change to buried cables and not use the many eletric cable poles that break during an ice storm (or ANY storm for that matter).
    I remember a winter in PA where we had to sleep 5 together in front of a fireplace to keep warm for 3 days due to an ice storm.
    Bury the eletric cables! It cost more up front, but less in the long run, and people won’t FREEZE during a storm.

  2. Eric Richardson

    The USA should have followed the European example and installed its electric wiring underground. Not only is underground wiring more resistant to weather but it also is better looking because the ugly, dangerous poles and wires lining streets are avoided.

  3. globalfreeze

    I think the US doesn’t have the money to put the power lines underground as they are spending all the money on trying to stop “global warming”! đŸ˜‰

  4. DE

    I can’t help but think that there are some nice warm environmentalists in California that are happy because they won’t be burning that extra coal for electricity in Massachusetts.

  5. Tige Toe

    Too bad we are spending so much on the war these guys are just going to have to tough it out as they did back in the day hey we didnt always have electric how did they manage back when all people had was fire? Some how they managed this should remind everyone that electric is a luxury its not something that your guaranteed when you are born sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt no one can control the weather ya gotta love those reminders it helps keep everyone in check

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