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  •  It turns out that they named the Winter Storm. (8+ / 0-)

    I did not realize that they would do that and joked about Big Assed Unnamed Snowstorm. But look! From FedEx:

    FedEx Service Alerts - Return To Normal Operations

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    FedEx has now returned to normal operations in the Northeast following Superstorm Sandy and Winter Storm Athena. Previous hazardous conditions across the area have subsided and FedEx is now back to normal daily operations.

    Service delays are no longer in effect throughout the Northeast.

    My guess is that there will be bitter laughter over "Return to Normal Operations" but actually having package delivery service resume is probably a BHD. One of the warehouses I order materials from is in New Jersey and had been shut down since the storm; they are starting to get product back in.

    Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

    by JanF on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:44:01 AM PST

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    •  Well, good, then (7+ / 0-)

      I'm not crazy, or at least, not on these grounds. I was sure I had seen some reference to the storm being named, but when you said it was unnamed, I was thinking maybe I'd just made it up.

      The conditions are clearing up in areas not along the coast. The widespread power outages have been all tangled up, literally, with the giant amount of tree damage and other wind damage. Roads have been closed because of just heaps of wreckage blocking them, wreckage that no ordinary person wants to touch because of the wires. So it's been left to "authorized personnel" who know what they're doing to clear mile after mile of it. To get power back to our little corner, broken poles had to be replaced. The pole-replacer guys showed up Sunday, but they only put up poles, not put up crosspieces or wires, or even take broken poles away. I figure if they got down to this rather obscure corner, they must be approaching the lowest tier of small localized problems.


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      by belinda ridgewood on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:27:09 PM PST

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      •  I think I missed the memo. :) (6+ / 0-)

        I am hopelessly behind on current events reading and have been too busy to sit and couch potato in front of The Weather Channel lately. I don't remember them naming snowstorms in the past: just Blizzard of 2008, Storm of the Century, Worst Winter Storm I Have Ever Seen, Holy Sh*t Look At All The Snow.

        So I was shocked to see that email come across with an actual name assigned. If I wasn't a lazy lazy thing, I would go look it up and find out when they started giving them more than Capitalized Chyrons.

        I am not sure that Athena is a great name for a winter storm.

        Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

        by JanF on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:53:58 PM PST

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      •  LOL (6+ / 0-)
        I'm not crazy, or at least, not on these grounds.
        I so love how perceptive you are. ;-)

        There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

        by slksfca on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:14:26 PM PST

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