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Old 08-26-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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It's kind of funny to watch the media coverage of this storm. I sometimes get the impression that in the view of national media outlets, a storm isn't really a storm unless it hits New York or New Jersey. It's almost like they view the south as a bunch of swamps and alligators and if we get hit by a storm, well, it doesn't really matter much, but if a storm should hit the northeast ...

 
Old 08-26-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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It's kind of funny to watch the media coverage of this storm. I sometimes get the impression that in the view of national media outlets, a storm isn't really a storm unless it hits New York or New Jersey. It's almost like they view the south as a bunch of swamps and alligators and if we get hit by a storm, well, it doesn't really matter much, but if a storm should hit the northeast ...

I was thinking the same thing ... ABC news is in such heaven.

I bet if a Katrina type storm roared ashore in DC or NYC the response would have been vastly different ... parts of Staten Island and Manhattan are barely above sea level. Be interesting to see if the subways flood.

Frank
 
Old 08-26-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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parts of Staten Island and Manhattan are barely above sea level. Be interesting to see if the subways flood.
A Facebook friend of mine in NYC said they are saying that flooding in the subways (likely, I think) could bring thousands of RATS up to the streets...!
 
Old 08-26-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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It's kind of funny to watch the media coverage of this storm. I sometimes get the impression that in the view of national media outlets, a storm isn't really a storm unless it hits New York or New Jersey. It's almost like they view the south as a bunch of swamps and alligators and if we get hit by a storm, well, it doesn't really matter much, but if a storm should hit the northeast ...
Just the thought of evacuating NYC makes me scared. The truth is, the whole island is a death trap.

It feels like the day before a Snow Day! Guess I'll stay home with hot cocoa tomorrow....
 
Old 08-26-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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A friend of mine lives in Manhattan's Zone B, just a *smidge* over the line from Zone A and she tells me that there's a mandatory evacuation order for the elderly and infirm in the area.

It's just a wee bit scary.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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It's kind of funny to watch the media coverage of this storm. I sometimes get the impression that in the view of national media outlets, a storm isn't really a storm unless it hits New York or New Jersey. It's almost like they view the south as a bunch of swamps and alligators and if we get hit by a storm, well, it doesn't really matter much, but if a storm should hit the northeast ...
That's mainly because people in NY/NJ are sooooo iunprepared for a hurricane. When I told someone I was moving to Raleigh her response was "you're crazy, do you want to get with hurricanes?" Meanwhile she lives in a flood zone on Long Island. When I pointed this out to her, her response was "we'll never get a hurricane". Oh, OK.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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It's kind of funny to watch the media coverage of this storm. I sometimes get the impression that in the view of national media outlets, a storm isn't really a storm unless it hits New York or New Jersey. It's almost like they view the south as a bunch of swamps and alligators and if we get hit by a storm, well, it doesn't really matter much, but if a storm should hit the northeast ...

yea, check what SK observed from the national media:

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Someone today on one of the national channels was referring to path going over inner banks was nothing but swamp lands then quickly went on reporting on new england's hurricane threat.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Bathtubs to fill. If we aren't on well water would we still need to fill them up as a precaution? I tried to call the water company to ask but I called at 5:02pm and was too late.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Bathtubs to fill. If we aren't on well water would we still need to fill them up as a precaution? I tried to call the water company to ask but I called at 5:02pm and was too late.
Doubtful. The problem with individual wells is that when the power fails the pump fails.
You don't have that problem.

Frank
 
Old 08-26-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Bathtubs to fill. If we aren't on well water would we still need to fill them up as a precaution?
Frank already answered. I would just add that if you are on a shared well (in addition to those on an individual private well) you might want to do this also. City services shouldn't be affected.
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