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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    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
    Raging Waters in Vermont from Hurricane Irene
    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.

    "Wilmington (Vt) is Destroyed"



    "Vermont is in the process of being Devastated" (FOX News, shepard smith)



    "Downtown Brattleboro in Vermont"



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    Officials consider flooding Vermont's capital - CBS News


    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. - A raging river swept a woman away, officials told hundreds of people to leave their homes and a utility considered flooding the state's capital to save a dam after Tropical Storm Irene dumped torrential rain on Vermont on Sunday.

    Parts of downtown Brattleboro and Bennington were under water, as were several smaller communities. Evacuations were ordered around the state and shelters filled up.

    "It's pretty fierce. I've Never seen anything like it," said Michelle Guevin, who spoke from a Brattleboro restaurant after being evacuated from her home in the Williamsville section of Newfane. She said her house was high enough to be OK, but the fast-moving Rock River was washing out the road that runs by it.

    The capital city issued an Ominous Warning to residents: "A Major Emergency is on the horizon in Montpelier and is already occurring in other communities in the region."
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh? What do you know about riding out a hurricane or anything of the sort?
    How many hurricanes anyone has ridden out is irrelevant. Ride every hurricane out for all I care. Just don't fuss that the government isn't rescuing you if you choose not to heed the warning for a hurricane. Even better, don't make it a BS excuse to loot.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    I got power back! Hooray!!
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I got power back! Hooray!!
    EXCELLENT! Congrats!
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    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.
    Having the roof ripped off your house is a major calamity.... but, having the house swept away in a torrent river... well no roof + no house. The problem with 10" of rain in a mountainous area is that 10" of rain rapidly becomes a wall of water as it aggregates, concentrates and rushes from high altitude to low altitude. The real damage in this storm is occurring and will continue to occur in NH, VT and upstate NY.

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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.
    ...so now the weatherman are liberal? Is there no end to the warped perceptions and persecution complexes of some? I guess the winds in front of a hurricane begin on the right and end up on the left, if that is what your saying (and of course at the rear-end, it goes from the left to the right)....

    PS - you might ask the residents of Vermont if this thing was overblown and overhyped?

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    The Weathermen were Maoists, duh.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    A pretty good New York Times article on how the computer models overestimated the strength of the wind. But this is the cool thing about science. When it gets things wrong, it looks at where it went wrong and corrects itself. When it gets things right, great. It's a self-refining process.

    BTW, lost in the shuffle is the fact that weather experts guessed the storm's track almost perfectly.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    A pretty good New York Times article on how the computer models overestimated the strength of the wind. But this is the cool thing about science. When it gets things wrong, it looks at where it went wrong and corrects itself. When it gets things right, great. It's a self-refining process.

    BTW, lost in the shuffle is the fact that weather experts guessed the storm's track almost perfectly.


    What are you trying to gain other than attention?
    Thanks for giving it to me fool. But I didn't ask for attention. People were arguing that this hurricane wasn't overstated, and I posted articles that show it was. So they guess the track perfectly, so what?
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...so now the weatherman are liberal? Is there no end to the warped perceptions and persecution complexes of some? I guess the winds in front of a hurricane begin on the right and end up on the left, if that is what your saying (and of course at the rear-end, it goes from the left to the right)....

    PS - you might ask the residents of Vermont if this thing was overblown and overhyped?
    I lived through this hurricane and Isabel, WHILE YOUR ASS WAS SAFE IN DENVER, so don't preach to me about overblown.
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