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Old 08-29-2011, 03:02 PM
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Prepare to eat your shorts:

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44271560/

A road in VT washed away:


Airport hanger in CT:


This was taken in Washington DC, but there are 10's of 1000's of trees down in my state alone, just like this one:


Lake Placid NY:


Washinton Ville, NY:


Fairfield, CT beach house:


tell this guy the storm wasn't a big deal:
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:05 PM
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NJ:


Hatteras NC:


Trenton, NJ


Abury Park, NJ


Fairhaven, Mass:


New York City:
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Montauk, NY:


Southhampton NY:


Same place:


ocean city MD:


NYC Subway:
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Norfolk, VA:


Keep looking at the link for more. I mean really guys. It was a BIG deal and the only reason so little people died was because of the fact that the news scared even the most dull individuals enough to make them prepare.
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21 dead, 4.5 million without power, flooding continues due to the storm surge and massive rain falls.

Yeah, it was over stated by the news and governors.
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Lost 3 vintage covered bridges in Vermont.

Big time flooding.
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Be careful guys, there are many ways to injure yourself or worse during the clean up! I am all for self reliance but but if you are not familiar with felling trees, using a chain saw, shoring up damaged structures, electrical work, etc ask for help.
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I don't think anyone said it wasn't a bad storm. It just didn't turn out nearly as bad as the sensationalistic weather "journalists" said it was. Even when it weakened they kept trying to hype it up. Yesterday I heard one say "well, the category doesn't matter". Why can't they just say, "wow, this wasn't as bad as expected.

Yes there was massive damage and fatalities which is always very sad. However, it made landfall at 100 MPH which isn't a bad storm. If it had hit the Carolinas as a 3 or 4 and then the NY/New England area as even a 2 things would have been 100 times worse.
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They hype it up to get the 'meatheads' to move their ass out of the way.


If they don't, those same 'meatheads' wanna file suit.
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I don't think anyone said it wasn't a bad storm. It just didn't turn out nearly as bad as the sensationalistic weather "journalists" said it was. Even when it weakened they kept trying to hype it up. Yesterday I heard one say "well, the category doesn't matter". Why can't they just say, "wow, this wasn't as bad as expected.

Yes there was massive damage and fatalities which is always very sad. However, it made landfall at 100 MPH which isn't a bad storm. If it had hit the Carolinas as a 3 or 4 and then the NY/New England area as even a 2 things would have been 100 times worse.
Well - it was the worst storm I've seen here in my lifetime of 30 years. Highest storm surge ever. 100mph IS a bad storm dude. You are doing exactly what this thread is about. People dismissing this storm as "Not a bad storm" geeze.
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It was a little storm. If a big one hit your town you would know it. There will be no reporters standing outside filming, About every house and building in your town will be damaged or destroyed, Beach front homes destroyed or gone, downed and damaged trees everywhere on every property, no power for weeks, the town literally shuts down for weeks and cleans and months or years to rebuild. People will flock to the town for work..
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TO everyone saying Irene was a tiny little storm and we are wimps for getting worried

Now I haven't been reading everything in sight, but who's been calling you a wimp? But as far as Irene being a little storm, it was as far as magnitude goes......could you imagine the damage if it was a Cat 3 - 4 or 5 hurricane!
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Andrew and Katrina were bad storms. This one on the other hand appears to have been a typical hurricane. Not trying to take anything away at all. Whenever life and property are lost it is horrible. But as stated above, could have been far worse
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I don't think anyone said it wasn't a bad storm. It just didn't turn out nearly as bad as the sensationalistic weather "journalists" said it was. Even when it weakened they kept trying to hype it up.
The Misses was watching a CNN live broadcasting of the storm. CNN had many different reporters reporting from many different locations up and down the eastern shoreline.

Well this one reporter for CNN was flopping all over the place as if the wind was trying to blow him into the next county, when there was a handful of civilians standing in the background acting like it was a perfectly clear and calm day.....I had to hang my head in almost laughter.

This other reporter for CNN was standing on a beach commenting on how the wind was almost blowing him off his feet and that he needed a pole to hang on to, yet the scruff brush around him was almost still.

Yet another reporter for CNN was taking shelter behind a building corner because the storm/ wind was blowing him every which way but Sunday, yet the trees in the background were barely swaying in the breeze.

So what's the motto, no news is news unless it is BIG news?
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Well - it was the worst storm I've seen here in my lifetime of 30 years. Highest storm surge ever. 100mph IS a bad storm dude. You are doing exactly what this thread is about. People dismissing this storm as "Not a bad storm" geeze.

Where are you located, "dude"? It was by far NOT the worst I've seen in my 54 years. I sat thru Bonnie near the eye and she was blowing 105-110 and she wasn't a bad storm. Damage and flooding "yes". Like Fla4life said, Andrew and Katrina were bad storms. Hugo was a bad storm. A Cat 1 can cause damage and fatalities and it is tragic but my point is that a Cat 3 or 4 would have been exponentially worse. Dude.

BTW, that pic you posted of Hwy 12 in Hatteras is mild compared to the numerous times it's been washed away before.

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it was what it was, a small hurricane that lasted a long time
if it had t-boned cape hatteras and petered out in the mountains, it would have been fridays news and we'd be on to something else

sucks for the areas that had damage but if it had been a 3 or 4, riding up the coast like that, there would have been thousands killed, and there would have been some areas that were irretrievably broken

what i see in those pix is a good opportunity for a contractor to get some much needed work
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We got pounded here in CT !! Don't expect power for a week +. Terrible damage.
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I have to admit that I really didn't expect the damage that it caused, at least not early on when they were talking about the northern states. Usually hurricanes die out pretty quick when they get that far north. As someone else said, be extra careful, if you have damage, working on cleanup. I went through the "no-name" storm in 1993 and had the Gulf of Mexico up to my belly button in my house! I know the feeling and it is something I will never forget. Be safe my friends.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
The Misses was watching a CNN live broadcasting of the storm. CNN had many different reporters reporting from many different locations up and down the eastern shoreline.

Well this one reporter for CNN was flopping all over the place as if the wind was trying to blow him into the next county, when there was a handful of civilians standing in the background acting like it was a perfectly clear and calm day.....I had to hang my head in almost laughter.

This other reporter for CNN was standing on a beach commenting on how the wind was almost blowing him off his feet and that he needed a pole to hang on to, yet the scruff brush around him was almost still.

Yet another reporter for CNN was taking shelter behind a building corner because the storm/ wind was blowing him every which way but Sunday, yet the trees in the background were barely swaying in the breeze.

So what's the motto, no news is news unless it is BIG news?
Saw one where a pizza delivery went by.
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There were some comments in this thread about it....
http://www.thehulltruth.com/northeas...-pictures.html
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