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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

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    The point of the matter is that no matter how prepared you are, that is NO guarantee for anything at all.
    AND YET Florida seems to be the most prepared state for Hurricanes. 1985 building codes to now have grown to be VERY important considerations. You think you can't be prepared? Building codes ALONE are important. Especially in coastal regions. They can retrofit things fairly cheaply now too. Florida universities take this kind of stuff very seriously. I actually have a friend who is writing a master's thesis on Traffic signal strength in high wind conditions. It starts at school levels.

    Now if Florida were to be hit by an ice storm...we wouldn't be prepared. North Florida would handle it ok because I can remember times where it got down to 17. Coldest recorded temp was -2 F in Tallahassee...but that was in 1899. The thing is that Ice is obviously a large damage factor, but not as damaging a factor to human life in Florida. Hurricanes is another story. Certainly a huge loss of life factor if you are not ready. Experience is the issue obviously. Training. Do you really think all of that is a pipedream? It really isn't. Your utilities guys could come down to Florida to learn more about the systems we implement. Heck enough of your old people are down here...I am sure they have relatives to stay with .

    There is no guarantee, because there is always a bigger storm down the road. But there IS such a thing as best possible preperation. Florida is always pushing for better methods of hurricane preperation. The North East needs to take notes. Just like out west needs to take notes on wild Fire prevention.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post

    AND YET Florida seems to be the most prepared state for Hurricanes. 1985 building codes to now have grown to be VERY important considerations. You think you can't be prepared? Building codes ALONE are important. Especially in coastal regions. They can retrofit things fairly cheaply now too. Florida universities take this kind of stuff very seriously. I actually have a friend who is writing a master's thesis on Traffic signal strength in high wind conditions. It starts at school levels.

    Now if Florida were to be hit by an ice storm...we wouldn't be prepared. North Florida would handle it ok because I can remember times where it got down to 17. Coldest recorded temp was -2 F in Tallahassee...but that was in 1899. The thing is that Ice is obviously a large damage factor, but not as damaging a factor to human life in Florida. Hurricanes is another story. Certainly a huge loss of life factor if you are not ready. Experience is the issue obviously. Training. Do you really think all of that is a pipedream? It really isn't. Your utilities guys could come down to Florida to learn more about the systems we implement. Heck enough of your old people are down here...I am sure they have relatives to stay with .

    There is no guarantee, because there is always a bigger storm down the road. But there IS such a thing as best possible preperation. Florida is always pushing for better methods of hurricane preperation. The North East needs to take notes. Just like out west needs to take notes on wild Fire prevention.
    Are you familiar with the geography of the northeast and how heavily populated it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "It's just a windy, rainy day"

    Change your mind yet? Which part of broken levies, record-setting storm surges, and dead people do you think is being over-hyped? Maybe you can tell us which story is more important? I know, maybe some random out-of-context sentence the president said. Or a sex scandal!
    What are you talking about? Christy and Obama bipartisanly agreed that both did a great job solving everything days ago. It all was taken care of days ago. Didn't you know that? It was no big deal at all. The storm hit, Obama came in and solved everything the next day as confirmed by Christy, and it was all over within 48 hours and everything back to normal.

    I told you it'd be no big deal. A few rich people's summer homes need a new paint job maybe, but Obama's on that too.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Just heard a hurricane sandy song on the radio, with cut ins of all the news bites mixed. To commemorate the worst storm in US history. It was awesome.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What are you talking about? Christy and Obama bipartisanly agreed that both did a great job solving everything days ago. It all was taken care of days ago. Didn't you know that? It was no big deal at all. The storm hit, Obama came in and solved everything the next day as confirmed by Christy, and it was all over within 48 hours and everything back to normal.

    I told you it'd be no big deal. A few rich people's summer homes need a new paint job maybe, but Obama's on that too.
    I Lol'ed at the last part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    It's good to know that you have no clue as to what is going on in NJ and NYC. You have no understanding about comparisons and context. This is why your post is both ignorant and pure nonsense.
    Thing is, I do. I have a buddy who runs the Jersey City Art School, and I have a couple other friends who live in NJ, as well...not to mention family in NY. And the things they describe...are NO different, than the descriptions I would use for any other hurricane, really. Flooding. No kidding. High winds. Really? Look, it's not that I doubt the severity of the storm...it's that, already, there is a SONG being played on the radio COMMEMORATING the "storm of the century", and the thought that, one year from now, I'm going to be hearing about this **** on the Daily Show, Conan, CNN, Fox, and or any other news show worth watching. All I'm saying is, I've seen **** that would curl your god damn toes, make you real and vomit, yet none of that get's it's yearly mention, or it's own song, or anything else, just a mention on the news, and then on to the next story. Yet I'm supposed to care about THIS ONE STORM THAT HAPPENED TO HIT A POPULATION THAT WAS UNPREPARED FOR IT. Sorry. Call me an asshole, you sure as **** won't be the first to do so, lol. But a man's gotta stand for what he believes in, or fall for anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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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.
    Indeed. Well, let's see...the very title of this thread is Frankenstorm. Then there is....


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    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp...w=1360&bih=633

    Above are google search links for Super Storm, Mega Storm, and Storm of the Century. You'll find links to Sandy within the top 5 on ALL of them on google.


    You were saying?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post

    Are you familiar with the geography of the northeast and how heavily populated it is?
    I am. It is no more populated than, say, the COASTAL land of FL. Ever been to Daytona, or Sarasota, Miami, Etc?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Thing is, I do. I have a buddy who runs the Jersey City Art School, and I have a couple other friends who live in NJ, as well...not to mention family in NY. And the things they describe...are NO different, than the descriptions I would use for any other hurricane, really. Flooding. No kidding. High winds. Really? Look, it's not that I doubt the severity of the storm...it's that, already, there is a SONG being played on the radio COMMEMORATING the "storm of the century", and the thought that, one year from now, I'm going to be hearing about this **** on the Daily Show, Conan, CNN, Fox, and or any other news show worth watching. All I'm saying is, I've seen **** that would curl your god damn toes, make you real and vomit, yet none of that get's it's yearly mention, or it's own song, or anything else, just a mention on the news, and then on to the next story. Yet I'm supposed to care about THIS ONE STORM THAT HAPPENED TO HIT A POPULATION THAT WAS UNPREPARED FOR IT. Sorry. Call me an asshole, you sure as **** won't be the first to do so, lol. But a man's gotta stand for what he believes in, or fall for anything.
    I don't care one iota what you have or haven't seen. I don't care about a stupid song or what anyone says about the storm a year from now. Your assessment that this is just another hurricane are incorrect because you ignore context and comparison, LOCALLY. Preparation is irrelevant. It would be like Miami getting hit with a blizzard and folks complaining that they were unprepared and it was no big deal. It was a big deal to THEM because of context and comparison. That's the issue that seems to elude you. So, I corrected your inability to understand those concepts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I am. It is no more populated than, say, the COASTAL land of FL. Ever been to Daytona, or Sarasota, Miami, Etc?
    Which is irrelevant in context.
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