Disaster aid.

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Tere was a crazy gas explosion yesterday that affected three towns nearby and over 100 homes.    Some of the local hotels immediately offered rooms.     One went on fb and offered rooms for $225!    They got slammed!    

We got a call from the chamber of commerce asking if we could help.  We are booked over the weekends, but were  able to offer one room for Monday through Thursday.   Haven’t heard back.    

A truly tragic thing to lose your home.    I cannot imagine.    Praying for strength for those affected by the explosions and by the hurricane.    Life is tough.    Love is strong.   

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The people who lost their homes are not, for the most part, the kind that can afford a few weeks at a luxury hotel.   And the hotel,is partnof a chain that is the biggest hospitality group in the area.   

I do blame them.   It was crass and without empathy for the situation.     These people lost their homes, their downtown, their schools.    It’s a big disaster.    

The other two larger hotels had already set aside a few rooms for free to contribute to the community.     

Either way, they didn’t look good.   

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It was a true crisis. Get out now your house might blow up. Some places just spontaneously offered free rooms. As you see beachouse was contacted by local chapter. Too much pressure in gas line is what I’m hearing. Terrible. 

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The issue is that places are offering rooms at no cost ... I don’t know what that place’s regular rate is but I think it’s  best to say nothing if all others are offering free emergency accommodation. If you can’t afford the free I’d just sit tight. No judgment Just my opinion

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Ah. They should have done some research then. 

Usually, around here, the hotels contact the local marketing group or chamber to put the word out that rooms are available for $x. 

I still don't think people should expect free.

Has the gas company figured out what went wrong? That is just scary.

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Morticia wrote:

Has the gas company figured out what went wrong? 

Gas generally operates under rather low pressure, if as commented in the news that the lines were over pressurized (didn't say by how much) I would assume leaks everywhere and valves and fitting are not designed for high pressure, but yes I guess your question is why they were under high pressure

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I saw that on the news. Scary!

What is that hotel's usual rate? Did they discount? If they're usually a lot more, people can't expect them to lose money.  Here they usually go pretty low for snow emergencies.

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