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Old 10-02-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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Although Joaquin may bypass us, we are going to get plenty of rain and wind from the Northeaster in our area.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:11 AM
 
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Sandy has made people so paranoid that Gov. Christie declared a State of Emergency for NJ before even knowing which path this storm would take!
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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There are parts of NJ where flooding is a major concern. By issuing a State of Emergency he knows he'll have access to state aid and help IF they need it. He's just being proactive.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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Sandy has made people so paranoid that Gov. Christie declared a State of Emergency for NJ before even knowing which path this storm would take!
No it's a state of emergency for the coastal flooding from the Nor'Easter. You know whats worse than the hype machine? People who down play EVERYTHING. There is absolutely nothing wrong with preparing for the worst case scenario and then not having it come to fruition. Hell you said a few posts back you hope it hits. What kind of immature moron are you?

Sandy wasn't bad because it wasn't bad by your house? Holy **** are you an idiot or what?
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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No it's a state of emergency for the coastal flooding from the Nor'Easter. You know whats worse than the hype machine? People who down play EVERYTHING. There is absolutely nothing wrong with preparing for the worst case scenario and then not having it come to fruition. Hell you said a few posts back you hope it hits. What kind of immature moron are you?

Sandy wasn't bad because it wasn't bad by your house? Holy **** are you an idiot or what?
I like stormy weather.

Only morons buy homes in coastal/flood prone area's then complain about flooding when storms hit.

It's like those who buy/build homes in tornado alley then wonder why their house has been reduced to rubble when a tornado hits. Only to rebuild then sit there in tears asking god "why?" when it happens again.

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Old 10-02-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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Bergen and Passaic Counties will see MASSIVE flooding from just the current rain (not Joaquin.) People will be leaving their homes in canoes.
The state of emergency is called for even if the shore isn't battered by a hurricane.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Bergen and Passaic Counties will see MASSIVE flooding from just the current rain (not Joaquin.) People will be leaving their homes in canoes.
The state of emergency is called for even if the shore isn't battered by a hurricane.
Those that decides to live in risky basin zones it's their business. Why should the town or state have to keep rescuing and saving people who put themselves at risk.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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Those that decides to live in risky basin zones it's their business. Why should the town or state have to keep rescuing and saving people who put themselves at risk.
Worse, why should the federal government underwrite insurance policies for those who want their homes perched atop the first dune by the ocean. I resent paying a penny in taxes so a Vanderbilt can have a beach home in the Hamptons. Same could be said for those who built multi-million dollar mansions in the forests of California.

But, "them that pay the piper call the tune." And there are a lot of pipers in government with their hands out. So we get to pay for their insurance, and fire departments.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Worse, why should the federal government underwrite insurance policies for those who want their homes perched atop the first dune by the ocean. I resent paying a penny in taxes so a Vanderbilt can have a beach home in the Hamptons. Same could be said for those who built multi-million dollar mansions in the forests of California.

But, "them that pay the piper call the tune." And there are a lot of pipers in government with their hands out. So we get to pay for their insurance, and fire departments.
FEMA has refused to insurance certain locations that repeatedly get flooded. Once FEMA refuses to underwrite insurance no private insurance company will ensure.

For homes in the Rockaways, Long Beach, Hamptons, etc the houses have to have major upgrades such as being placed on stilts above the ground if it is too low or FEMA will not over and the homes are uninsurable.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Requirements may be stiffened but ultimately the U.S. government will still insure these beach homes. Every home on Fire Island is insured by the government and when the BIG ONE hits, the taxpayer will be the insurer and the bill will be IMMENSE.
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