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Old 08-16-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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Thus spake CNN. Should we all panic and run for our "hunker down" holes? Or are you as tired as I am about the hyperbole of the news media? It is a friggin' tropical storm! It isn't a hurricane. Surely there must be other news somewhere. Maybe a cat got caught in a tree. Please.

This is almost as stupid as the NOAA weather radio warnings "A storm with lightning has been reported. Stay away from windows. (Bill Gates would be outraged). Stay inside. Seek shelter. (Maybe these guys have a fixation on the Rolling Stones?).

Look kids. It is going to rain in Florida. It happens. Water falls out of the sky. Deal with it. Sheesh.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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Check this thread for more on Claudette and I would suggest watching your local news for updates. This isn't going to be anything bad, heavy rainmaker. Sure wish we were getting here.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I've got to agree with you, Harry. It seems like they're so hungry for bad news that they are hyping up the stories of these storms.

I live in a windy part of the country. There are days that my winds are higher then tropical depression winds. Where's the media then?

The ONLY thing that's good is TWC is keeping everyone up to date even if something has just formed off the coast of Africa. People will definitely have time to prepare with this much advance notice.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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Thus spake CNN. Should we all panic and run for our "hunker down" holes? Or are you as tired as I am about the hyperbole of the news media? It is a friggin' tropical storm! It isn't a hurricane. Surely there must be other news somewhere. Maybe a cat got caught in a tree. Please.

This is almost as stupid as the NOAA weather radio warnings "A storm with lightning has been reported. Stay away from windows. (Bill Gates would be outraged). Stay inside. Seek shelter. (Maybe these guys have a fixation on the Rolling Stones?).

Look kids. It is going to rain in Florida. It happens. Water falls out of the sky. Deal with it. Sheesh.
yes i agree i almost feel like emailing the weather channel.. as soon as that tropical storm formed they almost totally gave up reporting about billy. tropical storm billy has the potential to become a major hurricane!!! and still has the potential to hit the lesser antillies, hope it go's north like they say. but i feel they should at least air one minute about tropical storm billy on the tropical update at 50 min past the hour.. it teeees me off when they don't even show tropical storm billy . and focus all the air time on claudet
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