State of Emergency (9 iPad Images)

Friends, as of this writing, Lancaster, NY is in a state of emergency. We have at least 4 feet of snow on the ground, NOT counting drifts, and it is still coming down. We literally must dig our way out of our house. Yes, I snapped a few images with my iPad from inside of our house for you. I have never seen this much snow, with the exception of the blizzard of ’77.

I hope you can get a good idea of how much snow we have. The good news is, next week temperatures are going back up into the 50’s so this should all be melted. Another good thing, IF I can, I will document this storm. For now, the snow is coming down too hard and both myself and my husband must shovel out.

In closing, IF I am not online today I shall be in a snowdrift. LOL

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(This is a little map and note my husband drew this morning, indicating how I will get over to the barn next door to feed the barncats this morning. Wish me luck!)

iPad Photography/ “State of Emergency” 2014©AmyRose

71 thoughts on “State of Emergency (9 iPad Images)

    1. Dearest Friend, I take time to answer your comment, hoping all others will see. Yes we have electricity and heat. Thank God. Yes we have food. Our concern is our roofs under the weight of all this snow. They were designed to hold 3 feet of snow and we are already passed that. I am getting ready to go outside to help my husband dig out. The snow is so deep that it keeps clogging the snow blower so I have to shovel to try to get the snow in front of the blower. It is a royal mess here. I have never seen it this bad. Love, Amy

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      1. Take it slow and no matter what, put the safety of you and your husband first. Have they ploughed the streets yet? Maybe more than once. Just take it slow, there is now rush. Everybody is in the same boat around you and things will be moving slow today. sending a circle of safety and love, Eddie
        p.s. drink plenty of water

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  1. Reblogged this on Uncle Spike's Adventures and commented:
    To all the Spikey’s (followers) in North America, stay safe n warm…!

    Cannot fathom what it must be like, such temperatures, OR the sheer volume of snow. It’s totally alien to me, and have no concept of what you are going through, but we send you are best wishes, oner and all.

    CLAN SPIKE

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  2. I can’t even imagine, we just got an inch or two here in Indiana, though the temperatures were near zero last night and it’s only mid-November. Be careful!

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  3. Oh goodness. You know, I’m originally from NY, born in Brooklyn so I don’t think the snow was ever as bad as it could be upstate, but I remember a few really bad storms. It can be a bit scary, but exciting too. Now in L.A., no snow and I kind of miss it. Thanks for taking me back and hope you stay safe. Love the pics and the map was a nice personal touch.

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    1. Hi, Ame. I just came in on a break. No I cannot get over to the barn. We had to dig through chest high snow to get to the furnace pipes in the back of the house, because they were blocked and we had no heat. I have NEVER seen this much snow. A bulldozer in front of a snow plow with all kinds of police cars and plows behind the snow plow, came down our street just to get the snow off the street. We live on a County of Erie road so that must be cleared. The peeps in smaller streets probably won’t be plowed out for days. Even the birds are coming up to me outside wanting to eat but I cannot get back there. The snow is up to my shoulders in places. UNREAL. It is still snowing with an expected 1-2 feet of snow still to come. And then high winds. Like I said, I have never seen anything like this since the blizzard of ’77. I am going to try to get more pics. Try. It’s hard with snow coming down. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  4. Oh my dear! What can I say? We are in the low 20’s for a high this week, but thankfully no snow. We are just windy and frozen. I got to see this kind and of storm when I was a little girl at my grandmas home in Nebraska. My dad went out the back door so he could shovle a path to the front porch. We did make an awesome snowman! Prayers heading your way for all in your area and the dear animals. ❤
    Love and warm thoughts, Denise

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  5. Unbelievable! I remember the 77′ storm and I agree that this sure looks like it. It seemed to be 1 storm after another that year. So glad that you have heat and electricity and will hope that your roof is ok. Take care Amy ♥ xoxo

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  6. Yes I too am sending a circle of safety for you and your husband. You are safe adn protected. Breath and relax all is well. This reminds me an old photo in my parents album in the early 50’s, of Michigan’s UP, my home state, where the snow was as high as the telephone wires. May God Bless you and keep you warm.

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  7. Oh my goodness Amy, that’s a ton of snow. It’s seems so early in the season for this. Stay warm and stay safe! You are a very good person to be digging your way out to those cats. I know my wife would do the same, but I hope they appreciate it.

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    1. Dan, I never got to the cats. The snow is too high and the distance too long. It is shoulder high in some places. I managed to get to the bird feeders when the birds were coming right up to the house and right up to me when I was outside. I wrote about that …. I plowed through chest high snow to get to them. Either I am insane or that is the ultimate Labor of Love. ((((HUGS)))Amy

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  8. Wow, does that take me back to my childhood in Winnipeg. You be careful now, and both you and your husband take it easy with that shoveling. Like you said, God will be melting it off for you real soon, and I know from experience just how heavy that fluff-looking white stuff can be. When I lived in Florida, and we would get freak snowfalls, the papers were always stocked with stories of people having heart-attacks from shoveling what they thought was nice light snow. So you be careful, and don’t do more than you have to. In the meantime, hot chocolate seems like a great idea. God bless. (Great photos.)

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  9. I love the diagram. How lovely of your husband to do it for you. Amazing photos of all the snow. I had one winter in Austria where it snowed that hard for 2 weeks. The snowdrifts were well over 8′ by the time the sun came out. There was a major avalance in another part of the alps which was rather sad. I couldn’t get out at all for 2 weeks. I was so over snow by that stage. Keep warm and safe. 😀

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    1. My husband is so detailed in his drawings that they are really very awesome. I never did make it over to the barn. Too much snow and too much distance. I made sure I talked to the owners of the barn so the cats were fed. I’ll try again tomorrow to get over there. Love, Amy

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  10. Oh Amy, you have my deepest sympathies my back hurts for you…that looks like the kind of snow you shovel and turned around and it looks like you did nothing, beautiful to look at miserable to deal with. I hope this is not the kind of weather we are in for on the East Coast.I saw the weather where you’re at on the news it seems awful early for this much snow, did you get any warning this was coming?
    I live in Pennsylvania….Harrisburg to be exact which is near Hershey . It’s as cold as the Devils heart, but we have no snow….thank God!
    I hope you don’t lose your electricity and that you have it nice and warm to keep comfortable…A warm hug and I hope you all are safe ♥
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  11. Great photos in a bad situation, my neighbor not too far to the west. I do not want it here in Syracuse, Amy. I hope you and hubby have shoveled out without hurting your backs. The news reported how the NYS Thruway was closed from Rochester to Dunkirk because of the snow. And yet we have none, just 60 miles east of Rochester. So fickle. Knock on wood. I’m thinking of you.

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  12. Your photos are amazing. I have been in blizzard areas before. Michigan, Pennsylvania and even Lockport, NY. It is beautiful, but dangerous. It works if you have no place you have to be and can stay in and enjoy the view. Be careful.

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  13. I laughed when I saw your map with a path to the barn…I have childhood memories of being admonished to hold on to the clothes line until I reached the barn because you were couldn’t see the barn from the house and the animals had to be fed.

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    1. I never made it to the barn, Charlie, and with the phone call I made to the owners of the barn, I pray they fed those cats right today. I will try again tomorrow to get over there. From where I am setting, I don’t think this is a possibility. Love, Amy

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  14. Unbelievable. The temperatures are more like Spring where I live in SE England. Butterflies and bees still out and about (when it’s not bucketing down with rain), and geraniums are still in flower. Freaky weather seems to be the global picture just now.

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  15. Like I said Amy I can not get over how the snow blew in none stop.. And its only today a report came out on TV of the bad weather NY was experiencing.. I didn’t know for sure which area you were in..
    Snow when if falls like that can soon build.. I have said all Summer to my Hubby that the UK would also be in for some heavy Cold and snowy weather.. what you get we usually get 2 weeks later depending on the jet stream ..
    We have a generator at the ready in case the power goes, as we have four freezers full of veggies.. that last us over winter.. So we are pre warned..
    xxx

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  16. I live in an area where lake effect snows hit as well. We have never been hit so hard though. This latest lake effect event, we saw very little snow. It astonishes me how one place can get feet of snow and a few miles away another place receives only a couple inches of snow.

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  17. According to that map, it appears a more direct route to the garage entry from the barn would be via the front yard. Of course, I don’t know what the lay of the land looks like beneath your enormous piles of snow. I hope you are well-stocked with groceries. 😉 Stay warm.

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    1. LOL That, my friend, is my usual route when I don’t have 90″ of snow on the ground. I still have not made use of this map. I’ve gone out the garage down to the street, walked the street, and then up the drive of the owner of the barn. In one of my snow posts I took pics of the massive amounts of snow in this driveway. I forget which one it is now. I don’t even know what day it is. It’s been a wild ride. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Amy, you are a strong, brave woman. I saw the pictures, but with all of the buildings under snow, they all look alike to me. 🙂 I will keep you in my prayers for sure.

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