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Old 08-21-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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I love hurricanes, they're fun, I get adrenaline rushes out of preparing for the storm. Plus, it might destroy all the ****ty people in this town once and for all...
Well, I've lived in Miami since 1951 and have been through too damn many hurricanes to consider them any kind of fun. Fortunately, I am able to get out of the state for hurricane season, if I choose to do so, but that doesn't spare me from the expense and inconvenience of having to clean up/repair my property after one hits.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I love hurricanes because they bring excitement to an other wise boring Miami area. People are forced to communicate and be friendly or get out. The white car terrorists (code enforcement) are nowhere to be found when the whole county is a trash pile. Power goes out and you see the stars every night. Hurricanes are even more awesome when they lower property values and scare away investors. Other than the danger during the storm, there is very little to hate about hurricanes. I have always wanted to see Miami after a cat 3+ hits, and I hope to someday get that wish. It will be awesome!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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I love hurricanes because they bring excitement to an other wise boring Miami area. People are forced to communicate and be friendly or get out. The white car terrorists (code enforcement) are nowhere to be found when the whole county is a trash pile. Power goes out and you see the stars every night. Hurricanes are even more awesome when they lower property values and scare away investors. Other than the danger during the storm, there is very little to hate about hurricanes. I have always wanted to see Miami after a cat 3+ hits, and I hope to someday get that wish. It will be awesome!!
This man speaks the truth.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: The Internet
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This hurricane will strike Miami. Please take all necessary precautions and evacuate the area.

Don't wait until Thursday!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Western NC
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This man speaks the truth.

Be very careful what you wish for.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: The O
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I Hope It Comes A Hurricane and Hits Florida. I Just Love Hurricanes, Not The Damage For People!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Be very careful what you wish for.
I wish a hurricane strikes Miami. Maybe it will make people rethink their lives and life choices and stop people from being self-centered, materialistic hate machines. I love extreme weather too, if this comes I plan on doing a live online stream until the power goes out for others to witness the power of a hurricane.

I've got two webcams, two computers, a wireless router and backup power for up to 12 hours. I do not have a generator as I would like to get in tune with my inner nature and see the stars at night as the city sits in utter darkness. Maybe, Miamians will look up at the stars and for a few minutes think about their lives and realize they don't need to be such self-centered pricks.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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This storm wont be any stronger then a low cat-2 nothing to be worried about folks. I will have the shutters ready many buy some water but thats about it. Way to early to tell anyway. Tuesday Morning we will have a good idea. Right now it is predicted to a be a cat-1 which I actually dont mind coming and getting a day or two off from school. May have to clean some branches and leaves around the yard but a cat-1 is no more then a more powerful version of our afternoon thunderstorms. Cat-2 will be annoying with power etc.. Never want anything more then a cat-2. Anyone who says that is just insane, go see a doctor.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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^ Incorrect. It's impossible to tell how strong it will be. Right now it seems that the storm may skirt the northern coast of Hispaniola rather than actually going over the island, if it does this it means the core will be out over warmer waters and will strengthen rapidly, of course, this could be bad news for us because then the storm might miss us and hit farther up the east coast as a Cat4. or Cat5. possibly. I hope it hits us because we'll get a Cat3. max and I'd rather take the bullet as a Cat3. than the east coast getting a Cat4. or Cat5.

I personally believe a Cat3. strikes the right balance between fun/no fun as far as hurricanes are concerned. A Cat2. is too wimpy and a Cat4. is too scary.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Get ready to pay higher insurance premiums.
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