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kdmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 11:55 AM
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52. I would warn people who might be OK.
Edited on Sat Aug-27-11 12:06 PM by kdmorris
Always... I'm sorry, but did I somewhere say that I didn't think that people should be warned about the potential impacts of the storm and shouldn't prepare for the storm?

All I said is that hype surrounding the storm (not the predicted path or predicted intensity) will cause the loss of life next time around. Saying that this is the 'storm of the century" or that it will cause "unprecedented destruction" or "will end life as we know it for months"... is hyperbole and if the media says that about every storm... people will tune it out when they need to listen next time.

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  -he hype over Hurricane Irene is overblown, predicts the CEO of Advanced Forecasting Corporation. FLPanhandle  Aug-26-11 09:24 PM   #0 
  - This is a good thing!! The weaker the better. Who wants the destruction.  glowing   Aug-26-11 09:27 PM   #1 
  - The media "wants" the destruction  FLPanhandle   Aug-26-11 09:29 PM   #2 
     - I guess we'll see in a couple of days.  FedUpWithIt All   Aug-26-11 09:31 PM   #3 
     - Looks like it was all hype afterall.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 08:19 AM   #24 
        - I assume you live in Fla from your name?  FedUpWithIt All   Aug-27-11 09:45 AM   #47 
     - Certain people on DU  cwydro   Aug-27-11 08:42 AM   #31 
     - Drama Underground  treestar   Aug-27-11 10:08 AM   #49 
     - Yep  Dorian Gray   Aug-27-11 10:32 AM   #51 
  - Doesn't matter if weaker than predicted  elfin   Aug-26-11 09:31 PM   #4 
  - The downside is people won't take the next evacuation seriously.  FLPanhandle   Aug-26-11 09:38 PM   #5 
  - True.  Jamastiene   Aug-27-11 09:27 AM   #42 
  - Agreed.  greytdemocrat   Aug-26-11 09:39 PM   #6 
  - For you... I'm assuming that Charley would more closely qualify  kdmorris   Aug-26-11 09:47 PM   #8 
     - Yep  greytdemocrat   Aug-26-11 10:02 PM   #15 
        - My sister evacuated from Tampa Bay to Orlando for Charley  kdmorris   Aug-26-11 10:04 PM   #16 
           - LOL!!!  greytdemocrat   Aug-26-11 10:19 PM   #18 
           - Doesn't that story prove that predicting the path of a hurricane  hedgehog   Aug-27-11 08:29 AM   #26 
              - I would warn people who might be OK.  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 11:55 AM   #52 
  - Yeah - the hype of Hurricane Erin, Opal, Georges & Ivan were overblown  jpak   Aug-26-11 09:42 PM   #7 
  - Ivan had much less coverage than Irene is getting  FLPanhandle   Aug-26-11 09:47 PM   #9 
  - Having been through a few hurricanes, I adopt the 'better safe than sorry' M.O.  ProfessionalLeftist   Aug-26-11 09:47 PM   #10 
  - The danger in overstating a storm is people learn to ignore wrong "dire" predictions  FLPanhandle   Aug-26-11 09:53 PM   #11 
  - Correct  malletgirl02   Aug-26-11 09:55 PM   #12 
  - I see what you are saying, but  Jamastiene   Aug-27-11 09:38 AM   #43 
     - Didn't know WC called it NYC's "Katrina"  ProfessionalLeftist   Aug-27-11 04:41 PM   #54 
  - They aren't evacuating based on hype. They are basing it on data from the NWS... nt  Modern_Matthew   Aug-26-11 09:58 PM   #13 
  - To Big To Fail????.......nt  global1   Aug-26-11 10:01 PM   #14 
  - It will hit the Gulf Stream sometime tonight.  Fuddnik   Aug-26-11 10:14 PM   #17 
  - From NOAA...  FLPanhandle   Aug-26-11 10:27 PM   #20 
  - amid all the hype the true picture for hurricane warning areas  Broderick   Aug-27-11 08:55 AM   #34 
  - That is false - It already hit the Gulf Stream  kdmorris   Aug-26-11 10:28 PM   #21 
  - Agreed and I just wish the media would quit the fear-mongering -  lynne   Aug-26-11 10:26 PM   #19 
  - They are just teaching millions of people to ignore them next time.  FLPanhandle   Aug-26-11 10:39 PM   #22 
     - Agreed.  Eddie Haskell   Aug-27-11 08:38 AM   #29 
  - She is looking pretty good right now. nt  Mojorabbit   Aug-26-11 10:47 PM   #23 
  - So the CEO of a private forecasting firm jumps up to plug his product -  hedgehog   Aug-27-11 08:27 AM   #25 
  - Well he got it right ... didn't he?  Eddie Haskell   Aug-27-11 08:49 AM   #32 
     - No one knows for sure at this point  Harmony Blue   Aug-27-11 08:54 AM   #33 
        - LOL  Broderick   Aug-27-11 08:58 AM   #35 
           - There is no certainty with this storm  Harmony Blue   Aug-27-11 09:01 AM   #36 
              - It has been and will continue to be a hype trap.  Broderick   Aug-27-11 09:06 AM   #38 
                 - I don't agree  Harmony Blue   Aug-27-11 09:17 AM   #40 
                    - giggle snort.  Broderick   Aug-27-11 09:24 AM   #41 
  - What I've been hearing over and over is it isn't the winds they're worried about  justiceischeap   Aug-27-11 08:29 AM   #27 
  - Storm surge is always the biggest killer  Broderick   Aug-27-11 09:10 AM   #39 
  - Down to 85mph... barely over land in NC... dud.  Fearless   Aug-27-11 08:37 AM   #28 
  - The problem is no one knows what will happen  Harmony Blue   Aug-27-11 08:41 AM   #30 
  - This is a hard call - if they don't prepare and all of a sudden it's a CAT 4 -  TBF   Aug-27-11 09:04 AM   #37 
  - There is nothing "certain" about a destructive force like a hurricane.  BlueMTexpat   Aug-27-11 09:38 AM   #44 
  - What is this - some company that wants to take over the National Weather Service?  yardwork   Aug-27-11 09:41 AM   #45 
  - Gusts of 110 mph reported on the coast - flooding in New Bern, which is inland on a tidal river  yardwork   Aug-27-11 09:44 AM   #46 
     - No one is saying even a Cat 1 hurricane isn't something to watch out for  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 10:03 AM   #48 
        - I don't know what news reports you watch, but my local news has not used those terms.  yardwork   Aug-27-11 10:11 AM   #50 
           - Which is really good  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 01:41 PM   #53 

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