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Old 08-27-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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Tornado watch was just issued for NYC. Awesome!
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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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.
That it's not the worst case scenario. Watch the news

And Its not gonna be a short time if a large number of people lose power

With Andrew we were without power like for a month
With Katrina 2 weeks(cat 1 when it hit Miami)

And it's not as romantic as some people claim it is. Sweating like a pig day after day it's no fun. And if you live in a building you might not have waTer either as electricity is needed for water pressure

And its not a big deal but people need to be prepared for the worst because this storms are unpredictable. Some have too much water, others are too large and move slowly. What is really not a big deal is getting some supplies and being prepared. It's better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Irene is a very wide hurricane. It will include the Bronx. It's a hurricane at this point, not a "nor' easter."

Go to weather.com and see -- it changes. They have some very clear graphics that show what the damage most likely will be.

I think some people are in denial.

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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, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Tornado watch was just issued for NYC. Awesome!
Link please!
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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NWS Issues Tornado Watch for NYC - Prospect Heights, NY Patch
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Here is a link:
Tornado watch in NYC, Long Island, southern Conn. - WSJ.com

Internet tip: Type keywords (tornado watch new york city) into Google and then click "News" on the left side of the Google page. You'll have a whole bunch of related stories!

Here's another link: http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/national_world&id=8330969 (broken link)



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Link please!
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Tornado watch was just issued for NYC. Awesome!
I can't believe you're excited about a tornado watch. My husband's family lost their entire family---house and contents, barn, outbuildings and animals---to a tornado, nothing left but lumber and roofing scattered over 160 acres. Take them seriously!
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: New York City
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It's raining pretty hard, nothing serious yet. But already. it seems like my back alley will flood into the basement within a couple of hours.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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I can't believe you're excited about a tornado watch. My husband's family lost their entire family---house and contents, barn, outbuildings and animals---to a tornado, nothing left but lumber and roofing scattered over 160 acres. Take them seriously!
It was sarcasm, dear. As in, what next on top of everything else. Sorry about your hubby's loss.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Look at this! Flooding at 42nd street: yfrog Photo : http://yfrog.com/mfhkauj Shared by aWellDressedBum
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