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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Thousands of storms have torn up stuff in America, left power outages, caused fuel shortages, and left people stranded. This is a VERY common occurrence. Those in the northeast barely notice until it happens to them. It's the Yankees-Red Sox-ESPN effect playing out in real life.

    This is a bad situation for the folks in New Jersey, but not one that is any worse than the fires in southern California, tornado outbreaks through the central U.S., mulitiple hurricanes in the Gulf, tsunamis in Japan or Indonesia, earthquakes and volcanoes all around the world, etc, etc, etc.
    Mindboggling and senseLess conflation showing truly No understanding of anything. The ultimate in Sick political and regional resentment.

    California Wildfires and the Tsunami that killed more than a quarter million in the same sentence as comparable to each other and the present storm?
    Why not the Comet Impact on Jupiter and a 2 car accident?

    This storm was an amazing and near unique Weather phenomenon because of it's Huge size.. AND.. just happened to be over the most densely populated part of our country.
    Get it? No you don't want to. 'California Wildfires' are not even Close to this event.

    Your posts REEK of the Spiro Agnew type Irrational resentment of 'Eastern Elites'. They are both Ignorant (in the extreme) and transparently political foolishness.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Mindboggling and senseLess conflation showing truly No understanding of anything. The ultimate in Sick political and regional resentment.

    California Wildfires and the Tsunami that killed more than a quarter million in the same sentence as comparable to each other and the present storm?
    Why not the Comet Impact on Jupiter and a 2 car accident?

    This storm was an amazing and near unique Weather phenomenon because of it's Huge size.. AND.. just happened to be over the most densely populated part of our country.
    Get it? No you don't want to. 'California Wildfires' are not even Close to this event.

    Your posts REEK of the Spiro Agnew type Irrational resentment of 'Eastern Elites'. They are both Ignorant (in the extreme) and transparently political foolishness.
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    Amidst all the twisted vocabulary gymnastics of that almost complete thought......you missed the point apparently.

    This is a big deal. A really big deal. But no bigger deal than multiple events of the past and future. Northeasterners are famous for making everything a bigger deal SOLELY because it happened to them.

    We'll work through this very messy situation like we did Camille, Hugo, Katrina, Andrew, Isaac, and countless other hurricanes.

    But no, soon it will be an apocalyptic event purely the result of global warming and Cadillac Escolades that needs infinite funding, study, and support groups, with a star-studded gala in one year to commemorate it all over a year from now. Never mind that the same thing before and will again sooner or later.

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    My ONLY issue is lack of preperation. The fact that these areas cannot handle a level 1 hurricane is ridiculous. An area on the Atlantic coast should be better prepared for such incidents. I am not saying that this was a tradgedy. It was sad. It was a joke. There isn't much that CAN be done when a large hurricane hits. But there are SOME things that can be done. I live in Florida. I understand. You gotta do more for preperation. A level 1 shouldn't be a big deal.

    Like Katrina...it was an area that should have had better preperation that didn't. Should expect a large storm and doesn't. I know quite well that Florida will be hit again. I won't buy land on a Florida beach knowing that.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    My ONLY issue is lack of preperation. The fact that these areas cannot handle a level 1 hurricane is ridiculous. An area on the Atlantic coast should be better prepared for such incidents. I am not saying that this was a tradgedy. It was sad. It was a joke. There isn't much that CAN be done when a large hurricane hits. But there are SOME things that can be done. I live in Florida. I understand. You gotta do more for preperation. A level 1 shouldn't be a big deal.

    Like Katrina...it was an area that should have had better preperation that didn't. Should expect a large storm and doesn't. I know quite well that Florida will be hit again. I won't buy land on a Florida beach knowing that.

    There's no way to be totally prepared.

    There was nothing that would have prevented the damage that Katrina caused, because of the position of the storm.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Amidst all the twisted vocabulary gymnastics of that almost complete thought......you missed the point apparently.

    This is a big deal. A really big deal. But no bigger deal than multiple events of the past and future. Northeasterners are famous for making everything a bigger deal SOLELY because it happened to them.

    We'll work through this very messy situation like we did Camille, Hugo, Katrina, Andrew, Isaac, and countless other hurricanes.

    But no, soon it will be an apocalyptic event purely the result of global warming and Cadillac Escolades that needs infinite funding, study, and support groups, with a star-studded gala in one year to commemorate it all over a year from now. Never mind that the same thing before and will again sooner or later.
    I'd like to hear some examples of that. You guys are unbelievable.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Mindboggling and senseLess conflation showing truly No understanding of anything. The ultimate in Sick political and regional resentment.

    California Wildfires and the Tsunami that killed more than a quarter million in the same sentence as comparable to each other and the present storm?
    Why not the Comet Impact on Jupiter and a 2 car accident?

    This storm was an amazing and near unique Weather phenomenon because of it's Huge size.. AND.. just happened to be over the most densely populated part of our country.
    Get it? No you don't want to. 'California Wildfires' are not even Close to this event.

    Your posts REEK of the Spiro Agnew type Irrational resentment of 'Eastern Elites'. They are both Ignorant (in the extreme) and transparently political foolishness.
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    You sound like a nattering nabob of negativity.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'd like to hear some examples of that. You guys are unbelievable.
    I can list a great deal of examples, all of which made NATIONAL news, whilst other states, with the same stories, don't even get a spot above the fold...on their own news paper. But I'm short on time, and don't feel like googling them up.

    So, I'll end MY argument on the matter by asking a simple question...of all the NATIONAL news stories to see or hear, how many of them involve relatively unimportant news, made important because it happened...in the north east? You know, things like a soft drink ban, or snow storms (because, CLEARLY, NY is the ONLY state ever to have really bad snow storms), etc.

    In short, I am sick and tired of watching the news, or the weather, living in CT, and having absolutely everything I see blown so far out of proportion that I can't even begin to call it truth anymore.

    FACT.

    It was a category ONE hurricane.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

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    I can list a great deal of examples, all of which made NATIONAL news, whilst other states, with the same stories, don't even get a spot above the fold...on their own news paper. But I'm short on time, and don't feel like googling them up.

    So, I'll end MY argument on the matter by asking a simple question...of all the NATIONAL news stories to see or hear, how many of them involve relatively unimportant news, made important because it happened...in the north east? You know, things like a soft drink ban, or snow storms (because, CLEARLY, NY is the ONLY state ever to have really bad snow storms), etc.
    This involved MANY states. Not just NY. I didn't realize you hated the Northeast so much. You are so totally wrong too. Katrina and ALL major storms are on the news for days. I don't know WHAT the heck you're talking about, but I see them on the news all the time from all around the country.

    In short, I am sick and tired of watching the news, or the weather, living in CT, and having absolutely everything I see blown so far out of proportion that I can't even begin to call it truth anymore.
    Oh, well boo-hoo. Stop watching then.

    FACT.

    It was a category ONE hurricane.
    That's besides the point. There were huge surfs which were very damaging to the coast with lots of flooding for a long way inland, into small coastal towns, pushing cars and boats into homes, etc. Not to mention the deaths and costly damages. It's really NOT hard to understand. Go pout somewhere else.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's no way to be totally prepared.

    There was nothing that would have prevented the damage that Katrina caused, because of the position of the storm.
    You can be as prepared as possible. Evacuation routes. Of course the city government was pilfering off money left and right. So there was no chance a quality levee that had half a prayer would EVER be built on that alone. Not to mention the 1977 Environmental lawsuit preventing construction of levees. New Orleans was a cesspool of corrupt government, and LA state government prevented aid from being passed out to the super dome (pre levee break).

    Basically the moral of the story is...have a plan. Evacuations and have PROPER building codes that take into account...hurricane force winds for coastal areas. Houses alone coastal areas prone to storm surge should build first floor homes elevated ABOVE the storm surge heights. I mean building codes are GREAT things. Not to mention proper drainage.

    I understand that at the TIME of Katrina's known position and damage potential nothing could be done, but that isn't really the issue I am addressing. It is that not enough is done in prevention of such storms. Hurricane Charley struck Florida and hade winds up to 147mph. It was fast moving and it DID do a lot of damage. But thanks to proper building codes and luck...it was not that devastating.
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