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Old 08-28-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Many people get injured or die AFTER hurricanes, tornadoes or tropical storms-- trees fall on them, they cut an artery using their chainsaws, they bring their camp stoves INSIDE (crazy!!!) and kill their entire families, they try to drive through what looks like a few inches of water, and it's deeper, and the water moves the car, and they drown, things like that.

So be careful!
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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Mass hysteria here. Everyone is screaming, looting. I saw a ford explorer being flipped by the hurricane winds. An old lady was sucked out of her apt window by the strongs winds when she opened her window. I saw a hurricane Irene Flash Mob. They were carrying super soakers and fans. I am scared for my safety. I will keep reporting from my undisclosed location on this super hurricane Irene.

You give Sir Klato 5 mins and he gives you a fantasy world.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: South Bronx
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Now that the Irene hysteria is dying down, I can't wait to see the hysteria on this board once Dec 2012 comes around.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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THough the Battery has flooded slightly (high tide was 8:30AM), the water is fairly stilll with little driving wave action and it seems the subay entrances were not reached by the surge.

(In my heart of hearts, this is EXACTLY the storm I expected. So now we await Jose!)

Goodnight Irene, No-Way Jose!
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Hey, remember, I said I didn't think there'd be any looting.

People generally don't get sucked out the window (except if it's a tornado, which can happen), but glass can shatter if the winds are strong enough

People who think in absolutes have a lot of trouble accepting that weather is unpredictable.

Experts make their best guesses and go from there.

If the weather had been worse, and people had not been warned of that potential, the media would be criticized for that.

So they can't win.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I wake up this morning and I see on Univision that they are calling it tropical strorm Irene, so I feel pretty good that the worst has passed. I dont mind the overeacting. I much prefer being overprepared to underprepared. You dont want to be unprepared or surprised in NYC, recipe for an enormous disaster.

The scariest part for my wife and I was around 2ish. The winds were really beating down at that point. My wife thought our apartment windows would break. Once the wind kinda died down I fell asleep.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Now that the Irene hysteria is dying down, I can't wait to see the hysteria on this board once Dec 2012 comes around.
Lol. A lot of people in nyc dont believe in that stuff. This year we got 11/11/11, dont forget.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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This was a major blow to the Bloomberg administration. Heads will roll.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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This was a major blow to the Bloomberg administration. Heads will roll.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Lol. A lot of people in nyc dont believe in that stuff. This year we got 11/11/11, dont forget.
Brainiac, that date is a GOOD thing.
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