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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 10:27 PM
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10. I am sorry to hear that!
I am in eastern PA and we got off VERY lightly. Being from hurricane land, I know not to underestimate these storms (and the differences between our soil/plants/population/infrastructure) and am really getting sick of the "it wasn't a *real* storm" snark.

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  -Hurricane Lost Steam as Experts Misjudged Structure and Next Move alp227  Aug-28-11 10:10 PM   #0 
  - Also-ran? It killed 20 in the US alone. The world does not revolve around New York.  FLAprogressive   Aug-28-11 10:11 PM   #1 
  - The OP article is clear that Irene was a bigger storm before it arrived in NY.  No Elephants   Aug-29-11 04:08 AM   #29 
  - How stupid. Just because it dodged NYC?  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-28-11 10:14 PM   #2 
  - Exactly. 4mm/21 and counting.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-28-11 10:20 PM   #5 
  - This idiot evidently hasn't seen video of the mess in Vermont.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-28-11 10:18 PM   #3 
  - Really.  October   Aug-28-11 10:21 PM   #6 
  - Also-ran? Tell that to Vermont, NJ and the Catskills - and the 21 who have died (so far)  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-28-11 10:19 PM   #4 
  - And Pennsylvania.  October   Aug-28-11 10:22 PM   #7 
  - I am sorry to hear that!  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-28-11 10:27 PM   #10 
     - I'm in the western PA Poconos.  Lugnut   Aug-29-11 12:39 AM   #23 
  - Some people in the big cities think only they matter, the rest of us are mere "provincials"  Odin2005   Aug-29-11 08:16 AM   #38 
  - Remember how New Orleans was supposed to be grateful they "dodged the bullet"  bullwinkle428   Aug-28-11 10:27 PM   #8 
  - And how the focus is basically on NewOrleans, not the rest of LA, MS, AL?  uppityperson   Aug-28-11 11:13 PM   #16 
  - The eye of the storm did miss NOLA. However, NOLA suffered from a breached levees disaster.  No Elephants   Aug-29-11 04:16 AM   #30 
  - Right now there are 23 people trapped in the mountains in upstate NY.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-28-11 10:27 PM   #9 
  - Listening to that on CNN as well.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-28-11 10:28 PM   #11 
  - I saw it coming:  napoleon_in_rags   Aug-28-11 10:37 PM   #12 
  - Well maybe you will get lucky next time  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-28-11 10:59 PM   #15 
     - I'm saying is politics skews science.  napoleon_in_rags   Aug-29-11 10:28 PM   #41 
  - Tone-deaf crap  BeyondGeography   Aug-28-11 10:45 PM   #13 
  - they over-warn as they usually do for the sake of safety  pitohui   Aug-28-11 10:54 PM   #14 
  - Forget that line of thinking.  DCKit   Aug-28-11 11:17 PM   #17 
     - Hurricanes don't 'want' anything.  AtheistCrusader   Aug-29-11 12:57 AM   #25 
     - Thanks for the lecture, Professor. nt  DCKit   Aug-29-11 04:04 AM   #28 
        - You're welcome.  AtheistCrusader   Aug-29-11 10:21 AM   #39 
     - I agree. They're totally unpredictable.  Fuddnik   Aug-29-11 01:04 AM   #26 
     - Uh, no. the water that far north is too cold to susutain a minimal hurricane, let alone a Cat4.  Odin2005   Aug-29-11 08:06 AM   #36 
  - What crap.  harun   Aug-28-11 11:18 PM   #18 
  - "Also-ran" really sticks in your craw, doesn't it? And not in the happy dog+peanutbutter way.  DRoseDARs   Aug-28-11 11:20 PM   #19 
  - Article says when it hit NYC, it was an also ran. Article is also clear it was a stronger storm  No Elephants   Aug-29-11 04:20 AM   #31 
  - Just because NYC got off easy doesn't mean it wasn't a big storm.  Bette Noir   Aug-28-11 11:34 PM   #20 
  - DING DING DING! Bette Noir, you're our grand prize winner!  rocktivity   Aug-29-11 12:14 AM   #22 
  - NY Times cares only about NY, I see.  McCamy Taylor   Aug-29-11 12:08 AM   #21 
  - It's as if they are mourning because not enough damage happened  Mr Deltoid   Aug-29-11 12:55 AM   #24 
  - What a disappointment. Really.  Celefin   Aug-29-11 01:37 AM   #27 
  - Do people not bother to read the OP article, or is reading comprehension the issue?  No Elephants   Aug-29-11 04:25 AM   #32 
  - I stand corrected  Celefin   Aug-29-11 05:21 AM   #33 
  - That happens  dipsydoodle   Aug-29-11 05:29 AM   #34 
  - Very simple rule of thumb...  Javaman   Aug-29-11 08:02 AM   #35 
  - What a dumb article. We were just lucky Irene Weakened BEFORE landfall.  Odin2005   Aug-29-11 08:13 AM   #37 
  - This is not a  xxqqqzme   Aug-29-11 10:44 AM   #40 

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