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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    It is not that I am trying to downplay Sandy, it was a very bad storm, but look at some of the pictures from Ike.
    Hurricane 'Ike' in Never Before Seen Photos
    Hurricane Ike Before and After Pictures
    Yes, those are terrible pictures and certainly show that it was a terrible storm, but when you come to this thread and post those, you ARE comparing and downplaying. Hurricane Ike is over. This is about Hurricane Sandy and the damages from this storm. No one here is saying that this was the worst storm, but that doesn't change the fact that there are some people in the East coast who need help now.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, those are terrible pictures and certainly show that it was a terrible storm, but when you come to this thread and post those, you ARE comparing and downplaying. Hurricane Ike is over. This is about Hurricane Sandy and the damages from this storm. No one here is saying that this was the worst storm, but that doesn't change the fact that there are some people in the East coast who need help now.
    I apologize, our line crews arrived in area last night, I understand my county sent 30 trucks and about 70 workers, to help the recovery.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post

    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.
    Yep, that's what hurricanes do. Pretty much all of them. Every time, everywhere.

    Liberals, especially New York liberals, seem to think that history started the day they were born, and that the world begins and ends with what happens to them. They are always the stars of their own reality TV show. Drama runs thick with them.

    This was a big flood from a category one hurricane. The waters must recede, and power must be restored. They will and it will.

    Like all natural disasters, it's bad. REALLY bad. And those folks are suffering and need help. Let's get them the help they need, and get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible.

    But let's not act like this is any different than what victims of hurricanes deal with all the time. The fact that the other victims aren't northeasterners doesn't make their suffering any less real or important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yep, that's what hurricanes do. Pretty much all of them. Every time, everywhere.

    Liberals, especially New York liberals, seem to think that history started the day they were born, and that the world begins and ends with what happens to them. They are always the stars of their own reality TV show. Drama runs thick with them.

    This was a big flood from a category one hurricane. The waters must recede, and power must be restored. They will and it will.

    Like all natural disasters, it's bad. REALLY bad. And those folks are suffering and need help. Let's get them the help they need, and get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible.

    But let's not act like this is any different than what victims of hurricanes deal with all the time. The fact that the other victims aren't northeasterners doesn't make their suffering any less real or important.
    NOBODY is acting like that. I don't know what YOUR problem is, but you apparently have a big one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    NOBODY is acting like that. I don't know what YOUR problem is, but you apparently have a big one.
    Sure they are. This will pass soon. We'll get the help these folks need and rebuild their properties and lives.

    Of course, it could be quicker, but the non-union workers aren't being allowed to help. That's blue-state mentality in its classic form.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Sure they are. This will pass soon. We'll get the help these folks need and rebuild their properties and lives.

    Of course, it could be quicker, but the non-union workers aren't being allowed to help. That's blue-state mentality in its classic form.
    Nobody said this storm was worse than another. That is a delusion.

    Local workers should be the ones who benefit from the work that needs to be done as a result of the disaster. PERIOD.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    While it's probably true that South Florida could wrap up a Cat 1 and have power back within a couple days, the Northeast has far fewer storms. One year, in central Florida, we had 3 hurricanes in a couple months; we only lost power for a few days after the third one. We have a lot more experience and, really, what does one do about water in the subway. And it's cold.

    Lack of experience, strange problems that FL doesn't have and nasty cold... it's no surprise that the northeast is taking a bit to organize themselves.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    While it's probably true that South Florida could wrap up a Cat 1 and have power back within a couple days, the Northeast has far fewer storms. One year, in central Florida, we had 3 hurricanes in a couple months; we only lost power for a few days after the third one. We have a lot more experience and, really, what does one do about water in the subway. And it's cold.

    Lack of experience, strange problems that FL doesn't have and nasty cold... it's no surprise that the northeast is taking a bit to organize themselves.
    I think it also has a lot to do with differences in everything. The lot of the small coastal towns on the east coast were designed and built back in the 1700s and 1800s and are historical little fishing villages, and that is what they are designed for.

    I don't know if people just expect us to tear down all of our historical oceanside communities or what. There is only so much you can do against flooding and storm surges no matter how prepared you might be.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Nobody said this storm was worse than another. That is a delusion.

    Local workers should be the ones who benefit from the work that needs to be done as a result of the disaster. PERIOD.
    You mean, local UNION workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You mean, local UNION workers.
    Union workers and nonunion workers. As long as they're locals and getting the jobs they desperately need.

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