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Old 08-27-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Reading comprehension skills can be quite useful.

I didn't equate anything with wind velocity.

The point is that some blame the media for hype. Reality is that people needed to be told to prepare to be without power -- due to the hurricane.

The winds where we are are hardly anything at all. But 21,000 have lost power. We're on the edge of the tornado winds. You guys will be smack dab in the middle of it.
What's the big deal about a power outage?
Never hear of the '03 blackout that hit in 95+ degree days.

If the worst case scenario is that we'll be without power for a short time, it's not a big deal. At all.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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Power outages suck. It's so boring!
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: New York
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Power outages suck. It's so boring!
You bettcha. All electronic mental amusment devices won't work. Then we have to revert to talking to our neighbors like some kind of midevil serf!

Seriously the worst part is we lose the fridge and all the food spoils. I'm certain that we are going to lose power and it will be days not hours.

The part about no TV/computer/phone/atari games is a plus. I love talking to my neighbors and a blackout brings everyone out in kind human brother/sister hood. Technology isolates people, the blackout brings people together. Unless they are an american ruling class ghetto squire then they start to loot and sometimes shoot.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Count the deaths by Tuesday and get back to me about what a big deal it was. There have been only 5 hurricanes in NYC since the mid-1800's. Flooding will be bad.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Count the deaths by Tuesday and get back to me about what a big deal it was. There have been only 5 hurricanes in NYC since the mid-1800's. Flooding will be bad.
Yes, flooding will be bad....out on LI.... where some areas always flood even during ordinary T-Storms.
FYI, that's not NYC.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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I know where NYC is.

I was talking about NYC, not LI.

But you just like to argue.

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Yes, flooding will be bad....out on LI.... where some areas always flood even during ordinary T-Storms.
FYI, that's not NYC.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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What do you guys expect in The Bronx?
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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What do you guys expect in The Bronx?
A lot of rain and some strong wind gusts that will knock down some trees.Probably similar to the last couple of strong noreasters.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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Better safe than sorry. I have a child and that's enough for me to take this seriously.

I shudder at the thought of giving Bloomy any praise, but his response to the blizzard was horrendous and now that he's being pro-active people are complaining. You can't win.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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I worked for 4 years on the 40th floor on Park Avenue. Oh, in nice weather it was beautiful. HOWEVER, in bad weather it made me sick to my stomach. Very much like being sea sick. The building would sway in a storm. You could hear the winds wooooooing in the building. Rain would batter the ceiling to floor windows. I went nowhere near those windows in a storm. I was very happy when I was transferred to the 6th floor in that building. NO WAY, would I want to live in a high rise in Battery Park City during a hurricane. I would be camping out in the lobby.
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