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TO everyone saying Irene was a tiny little storm and we are wimps for getting worried


TO everyone saying Irene was a tiny little storm and we are wimps for getting worried

Old 08-30-2011, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
I wish they would just tell the truth if they know. They may or may not have the ability to know the truth. They sure are experts after the fact though.

Just like when Irene stalled over the river east of New Bern. No one knew that was going to happen and agree with you totally I really don't think they know from one minuet to the next what its going to produce. We get their best guess.
Where its going, yes for the most part , and like Baypro, if I had of known it was going to be a cat 1 I would not have left the house and stayed with my fishing buddy. Did not cost me anything to do it but the info was incorrect so we always plan for the worst case and laugh at the safety in doing it after the storm is over. In my own mind I might of touched on a little of what the weather people try to do for the safety of all. Think about it.

As to what we feel down here the storm was thajeffski,, was not the same as you gentleman and lady's did up there. You all have never , (in your lifetime) been hit by a river filling hard raining , hurricane like this one. So many old dead trees, houses were built with the idea there was never going to be a storm like this one and horrible as it was you all won't make the mistakes you did on this one again.
. We see the photos, more so of folks that did not have a clue . If so, you would not see the damage there was. . Homes were built where floods would cut new inlets through them, , marinas sure never expected docks to float away and all you have to do is look at the cars underwater to see what the real problem was. No one was prepared for what was coming at you. ;? Next time you will be or better prepared anyway. Citys and townships up there should have let these people know what this would have been before building, but up there, there's not a lot of room left so home are built where these storms can take them away.
We feel for you all up there because we know what its like. We've been through it time, after time after time but we get a little smarter with each one and know how it will affect us if it passes on this side or that. What the affects of stalling will be next time and how far to run if their rating goes up. (cat 3-5)
Don't think there is anyone on this forum thats not feeling for you all right now but knowing what to do on the next one will be the difference in a storm or a life changing event. All directed by the one its happening to .

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Old 08-30-2011, 01:30 PM
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I want to add something.
This storm was nothing special for the south, we see stronger Hurricanes many times in a lifetime.........but the few times the south has gotten the amount of snow you guys get the entire region shuts down!!!! I claim our city has all 7 snow plows on overtime everytime it snows and it takes 24-48 hours just to get the highways cleared. Hell, my kids have missed a full week of school for 12-15 inches of snow (if it stays cold enough that it doesn't melt right away)
Old 08-30-2011, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
I think you did the right thing and took the right precautions. Don't Monday-Morning quarterback yourself. I'd say well done.

I know. I'm gunna change my story. I would have been worried sick if I hadn't prepared like I did. I'm glad I did it. Bringing it home is allowing me to do some needed maintenance on the boat. As they say, better safe than sorry.
Old 08-30-2011, 03:14 PM
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Up here in vermont we got trashed there are dozens of towns completely cut off from the state roads. My partner is in one they told him he could walk out but to drive out my take months.We were hit with what they call the 100 yr. floods and we got trashed!!

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