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    barlev
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    The city that last year closed down due to the snow, is bracing itself for a major snowstorm

    Wednesday afternoon school will close early, then starts shutdown

    People are shopping as if a war is about to start

    My prayers are that we should have electricity throughout the storm

    Where do you live and how are they prepared to deal with storms?

    #1060336
    takahmamash
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    I spoke to my daughter earlier, and she said, “Abba, we’re going crazy shopping after work tomorrow.” I said, “I hope there’s still stuff for you to buy if you wait that long to go shopping!”

    #1060337
    interjection
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    It’s ridiculous how the whole country is panicking because of this this snow storm. Last year’s snow storm was a blizzard with temperatures below 30 for a few days so the snow never had a chance to melt. The low for Wednesday is 36 and for 30 for Friday. It is supposed to be warmer on Thursday so the snow will melt in between (if it even had a chance to stick). Maybe Friday night’s snow will stick but it will melt by Friday. I’m going to shop tomorrow because I’m afraid the storeowners have already planned on vacationing Wednesday and Thursday but I really think this whole thing is overblown.

    #1060338
    but…
    Participant

    I live in Israel and completely agree with interjection…

    #1060339
    barlev
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    My wife has bought emergency lighting cause last year there was power outage, people are panicking from a few flakes of snow

    #1060340
    from Long Island
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    Sorry, I disagree. Last year, my husband visiting Jerusalem, was stuck in Har Nof for 4 days, because the roads were not cleaned of snow AND there were abandoned cars across many, many roads.

    Also, there were no food deliveries to Jerusalem for at least 4 days. The Israeli culture is to shop as you need, NEVER to stock up. We, in the US could live off our pantries and freezers for a couple of weeks, in Israel, most homes have food for a couple of days at most. Bread and milk are bought almost daily in Israel. So, if you were stuck in your home, and the local macolet and supermarket could not get deliveries (since the roads & highways were shut down for days) it would seem prudent to buy enough food thru Shabbos, especially since there might be two snow dates, both Wednesday afternoon/night and Friday/Shabbos

    My daughters have not only bought enough food to last the week, they have also begun cooking for the week and Shabbos. Remember, some neighborhoods were without electricity/heat for days. One daughter lost electricity and heat for 4 days last year, and could not cook for Shabbos. Another daughter, had heat & electricity, but no food and had to scramble to borrow, just to make Shabbos. Last year EVERYONE had to make their own challahs for Shabbos, since the bakeries were shut down.

    Even if the snow falls, stays and melts, then falls stays and melts again, the city would still be in a standstill for at least 3 days, with no food deliveries, school, work or transportation.

    Better to be safe than sorry.

    #1060342
    mominjerusalem
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    Although this year Jerusalem seems pretty prepared…

    We did stock up for the week, but it seems unlikely that roads will be shut down this year. My concern is- like interjection says- store owners and bakeries using it as an excuse for vacation.(not that I blame them…we could all use a vacation from time to time…:-))

    #1060343
    writersoul
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    The problem isn’t whether it’s actually going to be a big deal but whether the roads will be closed, whether it’s going to be dealt with, etc. They closed Kvish 1 ridiculously early today.

    Personally, I’m a Monseyite and laugh with scorn.

    #1060344
    mominjerusalem
    Participant

    Wow…

    Snows coming down nicely in Ramat Eshkol Jerusalem right now…

    Beautiful…

    #1060345
    ED IT OR
    Participant

    OMG they they had too make their own challos

    #1060346
    barlev
    Participant

    So snow is coming down, city was like erev Yom kippur, shops closed eyc

    Nechama bakery say all branches are open and there will be challos for all.

    #1060347
    barlev
    Participant

    This morning schools are open from 10, including special ed

    #1060348
    barlev
    Participant

    The snow is on its way back, school has been cancelled tomorrow, shabbos will be one of the coldest ones on record

    #1060349
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    Still- so overreacted!!!

    But, you know, we get school off, so who cares?

    #1060350
    barlev
    Participant

    Snowstorm is coming again tomorrow, city is preparing to close down… Did you buy challos yet?

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