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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 07:21 PM
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75. I don't think the Carolinas were the biggest areas of worry...
they've gone through bigger, more intense storms before.

It's the storm track on Irene that's taking it up through Maryland, Mass, NY and NJ that's making it a dangerous storm. A large, slow moving storm, creating a bigger than normal storm surge, moving directly at low-lying, heavily populated areas that aren't used to hurricanes, makes this a storm to watch.

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  -Hurricane Irene: Why hurricane hyperbole never goes out of style FLPanhandle  Aug-27-11 06:18 PM   #0 
  - Well, it hasn't finished surging yet. Perhaps declaring "it was nothing" is premature, too?  villager   Aug-27-11 06:22 PM   #1 
  - A category 1 storm isn't "nothing".  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:25 PM   #3 
  - Well, few of them sweep through so many populated areas in sequence  villager   Aug-27-11 06:26 PM   #5 
  - Name one storm that has affected the whole eastern sea board  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:27 PM   #6 
  - That's the point.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:28 PM   #7 
     - And the modelling for it when it hits  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:30 PM   #9 
     - I'm surprised it took this long  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:31 PM   #12 
        - Oh it's been going for a while  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:32 PM   #14 
        - I'm jealous of the RAIN!!!  Texasgal   Aug-27-11 06:34 PM   #17 
           - Ironically - MoJo put out a piece today talking about how east coast  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:37 PM   #22 
           - my friends in TX tell me they wish THEY could have a cat 1 Hurricane and this rain.  ellenrr   Aug-27-11 07:50 PM   #91 
              - Yep, a lot of us are thinking that way n/t  tammywammy   Aug-27-11 08:07 PM   #104 
     - Exactly.  cwydro   Aug-27-11 07:16 PM   #70 
        - I do think some here want to see a disaster  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:18 PM   #74 
  - Name me one Cat 1 storm that affected 12 states  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:30 PM   #10 
  - And two countries, warnings are up in Canada too  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:32 PM   #13 
     - Lovely.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:38 PM   #23 
        - Oh yes absolutely  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:39 PM   #25 
  - I chalk it up to everyone being better connected than we used to be.  EFerrari   Aug-27-11 06:44 PM   #34 
  - I'd say 48  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:26 PM   #4 
  - So far there are seven families that are really laughing it up  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:25 PM   #2 
  - If a Cat 1 storm was going through the panhandle of Florida  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:30 PM   #8 
  - Tell me how many major ports, and airports get closed  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:31 PM   #11 
  - So, the focus of the media has been closed airports?  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:34 PM   #16 
     - Actually I could mention the storms  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:38 PM   #24 
  - Because you know, with accuracy, what will happen in Boston/NY in the next 24 hrs.?  villager   Aug-27-11 06:34 PM   #15 
  - How many people were affected in the panhandle storms?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:35 PM   #18 
  - Well Cancun is off US Borders  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:40 PM   #27 
  - BFD If a tornado touches down in the middle of a farmer's field and then goes back up  JVS   Aug-27-11 06:41 PM   #28 
  - Its not about the storm Catagory its about the storm surge  Marrah_G   Aug-27-11 08:42 PM   #119 
  - So, can you tell us how those people died, Nadine?  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 06:45 PM   #39 
  - And it matters how? Some folks are making fun of this  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:49 PM   #46 
  - all this reminds me  stuntcat   Aug-27-11 07:00 PM   #60 
  - No one is putting down the worries of people scared for their homes and safety, either  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 07:04 PM   #64 
  - It is EXACTLY the same thing  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 07:07 PM   #67 
  - NO ONE is making fun of this.  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 07:02 PM   #62 
  - No one is making fun of it that I have seen.  cwydro   Aug-27-11 07:35 PM   #82 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-27-11 07:18 PM   #72 
  - dupe  marions ghost   Aug-27-11 08:00 PM   #98 
  - In addition to that list  marions ghost   Aug-27-11 08:00 PM   #99 
     - No one is seeking to minimize it.  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:13 PM   #108 
        - Bad timing  marions ghost   Aug-27-11 09:51 PM   #131 
           - And I agree with that.  kdmorris   Aug-28-11 07:40 AM   #134 
  - Without googling it, how many heat related deaths happened this summer? See that on the news?????  Logical   Aug-28-11 10:07 AM   #140 
  - Remind us all next time to not think of you  Texasgal   Aug-27-11 06:35 PM   #19 
  - Seriously, is this a competition for you?  FedUpWithIt All   Aug-27-11 06:37 PM   #20 
  - It's not competition...  Texasgal   Aug-27-11 06:39 PM   #26 
  - Hardly competiion.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:41 PM   #30 
     - Did you see where some guy in Daytona died trying to surf the wake this afternoon?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:42 PM   #32 
     - Not much different than any Tropical storm or Cat 1 hurricane  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:45 PM   #35 
        - Did you miss the part about 25% of the country affected?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:46 PM   #43 
           - Nope and neither did the TV accounting departments. nt.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:51 PM   #49 
              - Oh FFS. Seriously?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:57 PM   #55 
                 - Been here for multiple generations  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:00 PM   #59 
     - Central pressure @ 950mb and a storm that covers nearly the entire coast of the nation. n/t  FedUpWithIt All   Aug-27-11 06:50 PM   #47 
        - Expected to hit NYC at high tide tomorrow morning.  FedUpWithIt All   Aug-27-11 06:58 PM   #57 
  - I've seen pictures of a fallen tree, a broken windshield,..  spin   Aug-27-11 06:37 PM   #21 
  - That's my point.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:43 PM   #33 
     - seven people dead  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:45 PM   #37 
        - So, Nadine.. what is this a picture of?  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 06:57 PM   #54 
        - Floyd  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:58 PM   #56 
           - Bye, bye...  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 07:06 PM   #66 
              - Well we'd rather then not cover it and all that  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 07:10 PM   #68 
                 - What the hell are you talking about?  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 07:23 PM   #77 
                    - I think we have watched radically different coverage  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 07:30 PM   #78 
                       - Nadine... I am talking about my LOCAL NEWS  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 07:38 PM   #85 
                          - Here  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 07:40 PM   #87 
                          - I'm in Hudson County, just across the river from NYC and the local coverage here has been absolute  smokey nj   Aug-27-11 07:52 PM   #94 
                             - Now THAT fits the description of the OP  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 07:54 PM   #95 
                             - No, it doesn't  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:12 PM   #106 
                                - Not taking it personally, we are just watching two different  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 08:16 PM   #111 
                                   - Blink... ok...sure... n/t  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:21 PM   #114 
                             - Ugh, that sucks  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:09 PM   #105 
                                - I'm not in an evacuation zone. They only evacuated low lying areas in Bayonne and unlike  smokey nj   Aug-27-11 08:15 PM   #110 
                                   - Well, here's hoping it won't be too bad  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:19 PM   #113 
                                      - Thanks.  smokey nj   Aug-27-11 08:24 PM   #115 
        - An ordinary seasonal storm can cause seven deaths.  LeftyMom   Aug-27-11 08:49 PM   #125 
           - Exactly.  cwydro   Aug-28-11 08:32 AM   #136 
  - This writer doesn't have the decency to reserve his self-serving postuing  rocktivity   Aug-27-11 06:41 PM   #29 
  - I remember similar threads during Katrin too.  FedUpWithIt All   Aug-27-11 06:45 PM   #40 
  - Me too  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:46 PM   #41 
  - ditto  marions ghost   Aug-27-11 09:59 PM   #133 
  - Oh and forgot, unrec  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:42 PM   #31 
  - We here in the Northeast shook up Washington and are about to wash away Wall Street  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 06:45 PM   #36 
  - I truly hope we Floridians can laugh at the NE over your hurricane  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:48 PM   #44 
  - So far, a fair amount of rain  TomClash   Aug-27-11 06:45 PM   #38 
  - KMA  fxw   Aug-27-11 06:46 PM   #42 
  - Maybe we should just continue with the "Katrina approach"?  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-27-11 06:49 PM   #45 
  - Yep, I prefer to have my President do this diuring a serious event  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 06:51 PM   #50 
  - This is not a Katrina  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:53 PM   #53 
     - Of course not, it's the attitude and approach which is the point.  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-27-11 07:30 PM   #79 
     - We don't know what it is because it is not over yet.........  Marrah_G   Aug-27-11 08:44 PM   #120 
  - I've lived in Florida for 53 years and seen many hurricanes  steve2470   Aug-27-11 06:50 PM   #48 
  - I've been in Florida for almost as long  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 06:52 PM   #51 
  - How can it lead to deaths?  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 07:31 PM   #81 
     - Basically, when every time a storm is approaching  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 07:35 PM   #83 
        - Exactly.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:42 PM   #89 
        - Sure...cite your sources. I live here and haven't seen it at all.  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:05 PM   #101 
           - 2004... Hurricane Frances, Charley, Jeanne  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:17 PM   #112 
              - So it is the media's fault?  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:28 PM   #116 
                 - I do not think it's completely the media's fault, no  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:38 PM   #117 
                    - I agree  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:45 PM   #122 
                       - Amen to that!  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 08:47 PM   #123 
                          - toast  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:49 PM   #124 
                             - Raises her mug of Samuel Adams Black Lager  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 09:07 PM   #126 
        - Woulda Coulda Shoulda  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 07:58 PM   #97 
  - I lived in the Keys for 23...  cwydro   Aug-27-11 07:21 PM   #76 
     - It's too bad those viewers and listeners tuned out the percentage of accurate information  steve2470   Aug-27-11 07:39 PM   #86 
     - I absolutely agree with you on that.  cwydro   Aug-27-11 07:42 PM   #88 
     - Unfortunately, you are the exception  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:44 PM   #90 
     - Several years ago, the NE had massive flooding.(2006)  kdmorris   Aug-28-11 08:28 AM   #135 
     - Is that the people's fault or the hyperbole's fault?  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:14 PM   #109 
  - they yearn for a global warming sign even as they deny global warming.  lunatica   Aug-27-11 06:53 PM   #52 
  - I haven't noticed any more commercials than usual.  ohheckyeah   Aug-27-11 07:00 PM   #58 
  - On MSNBC they are doing them every 25 minutes, not every 22  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 07:01 PM   #61 
  - Yellow journalism 2.0... you would think the internet would have solved this by now.  fishbulb703   Aug-27-11 07:03 PM   #63 
  - I'm sitting here in New Jersey hoping that it will all in the end be hyperbole  bklyncowgirl   Aug-27-11 07:06 PM   #65 
  - At least MSNBC isn't showing their lockup series.  glowing   Aug-27-11 07:14 PM   #69 
  - LOL  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:16 PM   #71 
  - storm-porn trumps prison-porn n.t  SoCalDem   Aug-27-11 07:18 PM   #73 
  - I don't think the Carolinas were the biggest areas of worry...  SidDithers   Aug-27-11 07:21 PM   #75 
  - That would be logical, if only those burbs had a population as large as say, Ft Walton Beach.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 07:31 PM   #80 
  - I also live in Florida...and I find this post a complete waste  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 07:36 PM   #84 
  - Fine, we both agree there is media hyperbole and a little crying wolf.  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:50 PM   #92 
     - I think it is ok to give people reasons to be on utmost alert  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:02 PM   #100 
        - It's been over 48 hours the NHC has said Irene would be only a Category 1  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 08:06 PM   #102 
           - I've heard 50 times in the past 24 hours that it had been downgraded  titaniumsalute   Aug-27-11 08:13 PM   #107 
  - Interesting article about ''How we could cover storms''  northamericancitizen   Aug-27-11 07:51 PM   #93 
  - "alarming more than informing people."  FLPanhandle   Aug-27-11 07:55 PM   #96 
     - I worked with the elderly for some years  cwydro   Aug-27-11 08:06 PM   #103 
  - Good thing you don't need to head north tomorrow  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 08:41 PM   #118 
  - Of course not  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 09:14 PM   #127 
  - I'm on a Tornado Watch until 5AM  MadBadger   Aug-27-11 08:44 PM   #121 
  - Well I'll let you know how much of it was hyperbole  pipi_k   Aug-27-11 09:16 PM   #128 
  - That's exactly (and only) the point  kdmorris   Aug-27-11 09:31 PM   #129 
  - I am watching the Mayor of NYC giving rational  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 09:33 PM   #130 
  - If it makes just one complacent person take any risks seriously, then what's yr problem?  Violet_Crumble   Aug-27-11 09:52 PM   #132 
  - because we are not children  FLPanhandle   Aug-28-11 08:43 AM   #137 
  - lol I actually stayed up last night to watch the 'hurricane.'  chrisa   Aug-28-11 09:14 AM   #138 
  - Because the northeastern seaboard isn't florida.  phantom power   Aug-28-11 10:03 AM   #139 
  - 10 dead, nearly 5 million without power, billions in damge - ain't "hype"  jpak   Aug-28-11 10:11 AM   #141 
  - "Hyperbole" versus "reasonable warning" this  rocktivity   Aug-28-11 01:38 PM   #142 
 

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