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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    No question it was Less than expected for the Major cities.
    Calling Good fortune/Better than could be predicted by the best experts everywhere "hype" tho... is spin.

    Perhaps one factor, instead bouncing easily off Hateras, it went a little further into/onshore NC and VA and that took some steam out.
    Hitting those states perhaps a little worse than expected.

    Tonight tho, over 6 million people and businesses are without power.
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    Raging Waters in Vermont from Hurricane Irene
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    Terrible Flash Flooding in Vermont
    Storified by The Weather Channel, 57 minutes ago

    Hurricane Irene has produced tremendous rainfall over parts of the state of Vermont creating record flooding of rivers in the state.
    The raging rivers have led to major destruction for several towns and communities including Wilmington, Ludlow, Brattleboro and Rutland.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Second post in this thread:

    "Doesn't seem like it should be a huge problem for the NE. It's supposed to be down to a weak Cat 1 storm by then, at most. If it drags along the VA/MD shore it'll probably just be a tropical storm. Hopefully....

    Outer banks should get a nice blow, though. Sure glad it missed S. Fla."

    Just sayin'....

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    I would rather the media over hype something that could have been a massive tragic event than to underreport about it if it makes folks more aware. So it do not do damage they predicted that it may do-that is a good thing and it is better to think the worse in these kinds of cases than act as if it is not big deal. Esp if it saves lives. And do not forget this storm DID KILL people and folks are still without power. So for those of you saying it was no big whoop? Telll that to those that lost loved ones and/or have major damage and power loss.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Are you seriously trying to tell us that this hurricane wouldn't be around if Bush had signed Kyoto?
    Wait...when was the Kyoto protocal created? 1997? And how many times did Clinton even submit Kyoto for a congressional vote? Does the Byrd amendment with regard to Kyoto sound even vaguely familiar???

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Overblown, overhyped, storm. Didn't even knock out power where I live. Of course totally liberal weather forecasters. They're just a bunch of worrying ninnies.
    That of course explains why Fake News was all over it.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You don't care about Americans, so don't pretend to. The damages are nothing compared to other hurricanes, and the $billions won't be yours will they, foreigner.
    Good Lord, you are actually trying to mimic Sarah Palin and play the "Real American" card?

    How so pathetically right wing radio of you.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm glad the east coast media outlets decided that this was more important than anything else. As soon as anything resembling bad weather starts happening to them, it is big news. When bad weather doesn't happen to them, expect less coverage and we should shut up and listen to more important things, like who married who this week.
    I know, it's like if it doesn't affect the north east, it hasn't happened. Brian Williams was talking about the widespread destruction in the northeast (i.e. D.C and NY) when Irene hadn't even reached NY yet, saying it stretched all the way down to North Carolina. I was thinking, you stupid jerk, Irene hit NC full force as a hurricane long before a 'tropical storm' hit NY.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Yeah, and somehow in that 48 hours of wall-to-wall coverage they failed to mention the Bahamas, which actually DID get wiped out by the storm.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Second post in this thread:

    "Doesn't seem like it should be a huge problem for the NE. It's supposed to be down to a weak Cat 1 storm by then, at most. If it drags along the VA/MD shore it'll probably just be a tropical storm. Hopefully....

    Outer banks should get a nice blow, though. Sure glad it missed S. Fla."

    Just sayin'....
    People focusing on its Hurricane classification is the inherent problem with this storm. The classification is about windspeed not about the amount of rain it will drop. It is a slow-moving massive storm that will drop a lot of water and cause flooding in densely populated areas. The danger is that people underestimate its deadliness because its only a class 1.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    People focusing on its Hurricane classification is the inherent problem with this storm. The classification is about windspeed not about the amount of rain it will drop. It is a slow-moving massive storm that will drop a lot of water and cause flooding in densely populated areas. The danger is that people underestimate its deadliness because its only a class 1.
    Not even a Cat 1, but yeah, rain is obviously a big issue, too. Not as big an issue as having the roof of your house ripped off and being without power for the better part of a month, but still a big issue.

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