Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Fort Myers - Cape Coral area
 [Register]
Fort Myers - Cape Coral area Lee County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-11-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: CT
3,440 posts, read 2,528,780 times
Reputation: 4639

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by SWFL_Native View Post
Turning out to be a puddy cat of a storm after all the hype... that is indeed a good thing.
Ditto! But still comical watching the weather channel guys playing it up, seems they were searching for a wind gust to "stand their ground" on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-11-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
1,563 posts, read 2,875,677 times
Reputation: 2883
So ridiculous watching those fools wading in knee deep water leaning into the wind and rain.....makes them feel brave when actually,they have camera men and handlers right near to protect their weenie asses
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Florida Space Coast
2,356 posts, read 5,094,009 times
Reputation: 1572
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowtired14 View Post
Ditto! But still comical watching the weather channel guys playing it up, seems they were searching for a wind gust to "stand their ground" on.
playing it up in a big way. I was watching as they said the storm was pushing the water out to the gulf vs surging in and their explanation was that it was because the "stronger east side wind was pushing the water out" .
I thought , well if the strong wind is only pushing 2 feet of water 100 yards , why would the weaker westerly flow magically turn 2 feet into 15 feet and push it 10 miles. I texted my neighbor and said weathermen have this figured out wrong , we will not get the storm surge they were predicting because the tide was suppose to be outgoing at the time of the westerly wind push. The only reason the water levels were as high as they were was because the army corps of engineers released billions of gallons down the calloosahatchee river. It was all about ratings
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2017, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
19,719 posts, read 16,850,938 times
Reputation: 41863
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samiamnh View Post
So ridiculous watching those fools wading in knee deep water leaning into the wind and rain.....makes them feel brave when actually,they have camera men and handlers right near to protect their weenie asses
I think people who criticize the news people need a reality check. Let's see some of you go out there, stand in the pouring hurricane force rain, risk getting hit by some flying debris, and work non stop for endless hours to try to keep your fellow Floridians safe and informed. Think where we would be if they didn't do this work for us.

Don't be so ungrateful and negative. Unless you have done their job, you have no room to judge them. It is SOOOO easy to be a Monday morning quarterback. Personally, I am glad they risked their lives for us.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2017, 04:36 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
14,955 posts, read 12,157,534 times
Reputation: 24842
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowtired14 View Post
Ditto! But still comical watching the weather channel guys playing it up, seems they were searching for a wind gust to "stand their ground" on.
Or to flap around in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
19,719 posts, read 16,850,938 times
Reputation: 41863
One thing I have learned about human beings over my lifetime is that you are never going to please everyone. These news people go out in conditions we didn't want to face , and we criticize them. If they hadn't provided as much coverage, we would have criticized them for that.

The way people are, you could be out in the street, handing out $100 bills, and someone would complain that you should have been giving out 5 $20 bills because those $100's are too hard to break ! We humans are a funny lot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
13,404 posts, read 28,736,811 times
Reputation: 12067
Quote:
Originally Posted by don1945 View Post
One thing I have learned about human beings over my lifetime is that you are never going to please everyone. These news people go out in conditions we didn't want to face , and we criticize them. If they hadn't provided as much coverage, we would have criticized them for that.

The way people are, you could be out in the street, handing out $100 bills, and someone would complain that you should have been giving out 5 $20 bills because those $100's are too hard to break ! We humans are a funny lot.
I for one appreciated them very much, I am up here in NJ and they kept me informed what was happening back home.

If I hear one more person complain about the power companies and how hot it is, need my power back, these guys are breaking their azzes in this heat, many without even a comfy hotel bed at night.
Find a dam hotel and file a claim with FEMA for housing assistance and STOP complaining.

If you only have no power to moan about consider your self lucky.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
19,719 posts, read 16,850,938 times
Reputation: 41863
^^^^ Yep, when I got back and found our home and my shop still intact, I was very grateful, I could have lost everything. I will gladly put up with a little heat and inconvenience, it would have been so much worse.

Let's face it, there is no crystal ball and storm tracking is not an exact science. These storms take turns that no human can predict. During Charlie, I was watching the news on a portable TV and it was coming right up the Caloosahatchee River, but suddenly, the news reporter said "Wait a minute, it looks like it is taking a slight Northward turn !", and the damn thing went up to Punta Gorda instead.

These hard working reporters ran TO the storm, while most of us ran AWAY from the storm. They also left their families to be out there and risk injury or worse to bring us as much info as they could find. I think every station did a great job, we would have been lost without them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
22,584 posts, read 54,300,403 times
Reputation: 13615
Hey, y'all Glad to see everyone is okay and thank you for sticking up for reporters. Fine, noble people!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Fort Myers - Cape Coral area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top