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Old 08-28-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Maybe roomie has been in a situation where she's been without power and running water for an extended period of time.
The water in the tub is for flushing toilets, washing clothes, washing dishes, and using for sponge baths. Bottled water is for cooking and drinking, why pay for water to flush down the toilet?
I've been in that scenario twice, no running water for two weeks, it's not pretty. And while Memphis is not a huge city like NYC, it's not just rural areas that get hit with long term major power outages...
I've lived in the city pretty much my whole life so I'm not totally familiar with emergency protocol for flooding. I get it now...
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Hospitals are reporting a huge increase in mercury poisoning due to the increase in tuna consumption in the NYC area. Stay tuned for the TUNA DISASTER of the century... (this is a joke...btw)
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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And this exactly what happened!

I've never seen something so overblown in my life. The rain we received 2 weeks ago was twice as worse as this!
When Irene hit NYC it was already a Tropical. Even as a Cat I is was kind of weird even for North Caroliners who experience hurricanes on a regular basis; Very atypical. A typical hurricane for those that have been through them, even a Cat I would be worse than what you all experienced. Even in Indianapolis, you'll receive straight line winds of 70+ mph a several times a year but it lacks the water. I've seen a hurricane Cat II and my house has been less than a quarter mile away from a tornado so I consider myself very lucky because when it really hits the fan, there's nothing you can do. There's no type of toughness that will actually make any type of difference. You try to hang on and if you make it through, count your blessings and clean up and realize when mother nature truly comes for you, there isn't a thing you can do about it. Adds a little bit of humility to things.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Default The only disasters are the media and politicians.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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Honestly, I can see why Bloomberg and Cuomo made the decisions that they made but the media went overboard, as they usually do. The people on this thread, mostly made up of those that don't even live here or the tri state area, didn't help either. Some of the flooding that happened usually happens with heavy rain anyway.

I just want the MTA to restore service and for things to get back to normal, including the regular scheduled programs.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Even NC/Virginia weren't hit as bad as predicted.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I can relate all too well. The almost exact same scenario happened with my roommate (just switch out TWC for NY1). He even ended the night yesterday by calling one last time to his family in his home country saying he had no idea when he would be able to talk to them again being that the phone lines would prob. be lost overnight. Funny, he's in the other room talking to them right now.
Haha, yep! My roommate called her mother every hour on the hour and did constant play-by-plays on her Facebook statuses.... all before it even started raining. The only thing I can conclude is that these people watch too much TV, and are so bored and unhappy with their own lives that they'll spring at the opportunity to star in their own disaster flick. (I'm NOT talking about the people making rational preparations-- I'm talking about the drama queens who really don't know what's going on and just want an excuse to act out and draw attention). The only thing Irene has taught me is that I have a ridiculously annoying roommate. I am so glad I don't usually have to spend this much time with her.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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I'm trying to figure out why the hell the roomie filled a bathtub with water? What good is that gonna do?
She said in case the water supply is interrupted, we could use it to fill up the toilet to flush it. Nevermind the bajillion gallons of water we already have! Or, worst case scenario, we live a block away from the river. Sheesh.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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I personally think a lot of hysetria created is political.

Bloomberg received a ton of criticism for the snow fall debacle.

He had to step up on this one, because if anything did happpen, his administration and anyone associated with it would have to pay for it in the next election. This would have been plenty of ammo for his adversaries to prove that they were incapeable of protecting new yorkers.

As it turns out, Christine Quinn is the lead candidate (aside from Ray Kelly who claims he isn't interested in the job) to be heir to the throne. The very Christine Quinn who helped to orchestrate the 3rd term reelection. Bloomberg was/is protectiong the interests of his people with this one.
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