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EldonG
08-25-2011, 07:34 PM
I heard on the news it would be the first in over 100 years...but the article only claims 50:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8723793/Hurricane-Irene-New-York-declares-state-of-emergency.html

Telos
08-26-2011, 10:04 AM
Screw NYC....it's a sewer anyway, and a good flushing would do wonders for the place....

California Chrome
08-26-2011, 10:15 AM
It's amazing what a big deal the NE is making of this storm. A category 2, even 3, is like a big thunderstorm. The coast may evacuate to avoid storm surge, but other than that -- it's nothing.

EldonG
08-26-2011, 01:59 PM
Well, it weakens as it travels up the seaboard...had it come up the gulf, a class 3 in the water can be class 5 by the time it hits land.

New Yorkers as a rule can't even recall the last time a hurricane picked them for a landing point.

Sephiri
08-26-2011, 02:04 PM
It's amazing what a big deal the NE is making of this storm. A category 2, even 3, is like a big thunderstorm. The coast may evacuate to avoid storm surge, but other than that -- it's nothing.


it's the size of it...that's why...it's not the cat size.
Major flooding all the way up the Alantic coast is a pretty big deal.

anatta
08-26-2011, 02:17 PM
it's the size of it...that's why...it's not the cat size.
Major flooding all the way up the Alantic coast is a pretty big deal.
It IS a monster, would have flooded Florida, all the way to Mickeyland.
We got some welcome cloud cover that's all.

Jeese. not a good week to live in the mid-Atlantic/Earthquake AND hurricane???

Sephiri
08-26-2011, 07:10 PM
It IS a monster, would have flooded Florida, all the way to Mickeyland.
We got some welcome cloud cover that's all.

Jeese. not a good week to live in the mid-Atlantic/Earthquake AND hurricane???


yea it looks like a monster on the radar. 10 states have declared an emergency. NYC closing the subway. :disbelief:

A weather channel meteorolgist just said "tens of millions will be effected"
whoa.

Vilifier of Zombies
08-26-2011, 07:19 PM
We've only had some rain, I thought it'd be worse, looks like we might avoid it, although I say that now...hopefully it'll just hit New Jersey and New York, that'd be the best possible scenario...

Gary
08-26-2011, 07:41 PM
It's amazing what a big deal the NE is making of this storm. A category 2, even 3, is like a big thunderstorm. The coast may evacuate to avoid storm surge, but other than that -- it's nothing.

People in the NE have expensive properties and you clowns don't!

California Chrome
08-26-2011, 08:43 PM
People in the NE have expensive properties and you clowns don't!Our homes don't have to double as igloos. :)

California Chrome
08-26-2011, 08:47 PM
it's the size of it...that's why...it's not the cat size.
Major flooding all the way up the Alantic coast is a pretty big deal.A category 2 is not a powerful storm, hence the storm surge is not as high. Category 2 is little more than a bad thunderstorm.

How many hurricanes have you been through?

California Chrome
08-26-2011, 08:48 PM
It IS a monster, would have flooded Florida, all the way to Mickeyland.
We got some welcome cloud cover that's all.Oh puleeze. Once it hit land, it would already be a tropical storm -- and less than that when it got to Orlando.

Gary
08-26-2011, 10:11 PM
A category 2 is not a powerful storm, hence the storm surge is not as high. Category 2 is little more than a bad thunderstorm.

How many hurricanes have you been through?

You speak like an idiot. The storm surge has many more components than the category of the hurricane, like tide, moon, local geography and the direction of it hitting landfall. They all should be taken seriously and you can't predict their exact timing and path well enough into the future to give people in low lying areas the exact extent of storm surge. That's why they err on the side of caution.

Many people have died, who have experienced previous storms and underestimated the destruction potential based on the category of the hurricane.

Gary
08-26-2011, 10:12 PM
Our homes don't have to double as igloos. :)

Just pig pens!

California Chrome
08-26-2011, 10:15 PM
You speak like an idiot. The storm surge has many more components than the category of the hurricane, like tide, moon, local geography and the direction of it hitting landfall. They all should be taken seriously and you can't predict their exact timing and path well enough into the future to give people in low lying areas the exact extent of storm surge. That's why they err on the side of caution.

Many people have died, who have experienced previous storms and underestimated the destruction potential based on the category of the hurricane.You're an idiot.

Category 2 is nothing but a storm with a few gusts.

If you're waiting to see flattened homes and a circus ala Hurricane Katrina......you are in for a big surprise.

Huge. :)

California Chrome
08-26-2011, 10:17 PM
Just pig pens!Is that what they tell you up there in your concrete iglooland full of rude-ass, miserable people?

Well, if that will keep you away from here, by all means keep on believin'. :thumbsup:

Gary
08-27-2011, 12:18 AM
You're an idiot.

Category 2 is nothing but a storm with a few gusts.

If you're waiting to see flattened homes and a circus ala Hurricane Katrina......you are in for a big surprise.

Huge. :)

I've lived in the South, fool! You don't get much storm surge where you can't even tell the water from the land, because no one lives there. A harbor like New York City wouldn't even exist in the South. It would have been washed away before man arrived in North America.

Gary
08-27-2011, 12:25 AM
Is that what they tell you up there in your concrete iglooland full of rude-ass, miserable people?

Well, if that will keep you away from here, by all means keep on believin'. :thumbsup:

At least, when we say cinder block, we're talking about those shitty blocks you southerners build your homes with.