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The East Coast Hurricane Hype Is On !

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    It's already "the end of the world".
    It's 4 full days away.....geez....give me a break ?:rolleyes2:
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    The supermarkets will be full this weekend !
     
  2. UTE

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    It is far better to be prepared and find it was unnecessary than to be complacent and then find yourself in trouble.

    Bill
     
  3. Nevyn

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    Yeah, when it comes to weather events, a little hype isn't a bad thing.

    And you WANT to hear about them when they are 4 days away. When its hours away, there's a lot less you can do about it.
     
  4. Joe Strummer

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    I ain't gonna do nuttin'...see !
    .....and nobody's gonna stop me...see !:evillaugh
     
  5. Max2589

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    I hope I get stuck in Vegas.
     
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    Same thing happens all the time out here in the middle of nowhere when they predict a major snowfall!
     
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    I agree!
     
  8. Joe

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    OK, then go to the store TODAY, not on the day before it is supposed to hit.:poke: But will they? I doubt it.
     
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    I lived on the coast in southern Florida for 14 years. Managed a retail store for some of that time. Without fail, we were swamped the night before/morning of a major storm. Just like Christmas, people treated hurricanes as if they were sudden surprises. Duh.
     
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    I, for one, am pretty excited for the upcoming snowcone.

    The thing is, a lot of the coverage on stuff like this tends to originate from and focus on New York City. The problem is that we're almost never seriously affected by huge storms like this, or if we are it's just temporary, but the fact that some of these storms can wind up being bad gets last. If you look at what happened during Irene, for example, a huge deal was made about the preparations NYC made, and all we got was some heavy rain, but some of the areas outside the city were absolutely devastated.
     
  11. Joe Strummer

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    44inarow -
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    Prattsville, NY up route 23 in Catskills --
    it no longer exists !
    the town was wiped out......it's gone.
    I had been travelling thru that town since I was a baby.
     
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    Ute -
    Sounds like Confucius !:thumbsup:
     
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    Now I know who Joe is... he's the guy standing on his roof waiting for the helicopter rescue!
    "I didn't know it was gonna be this bad!"
     
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    Shhhhhush... I'm trying to keep a low profile.

    Bill
     
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    Makes me wish I were a little further north during this snor'eastercane, but it looks like we might just get a teeny amount of rain....But we did fill up all our fuel today (cars & extra cans for the generator, tractors etc) Food, water & ability to cook aren't a problem for us - we're always well stocked. Just need the fuel to run things.....(the big generator is PTO- driven by the tractor)
     
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    Gawker is referring to it as a "snowcone", which I like:

    Because it would be a combination snowstorm + hurricane, the proper name for this storm is "snowcane," but, as there is no time to learn new words in the midst of a crisis, you should refer to it as a "snowcone."​
     
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    I actually stole "snor'eastercane" from the tweet or article of a former Gawker writer:peace:
     
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    I hope theyre wrong,but

    This is shaping up to be worst than Irene which was pretty devistating in parts of Central and North Jersey. I'm lucky,live about 2 miles from bay so flooding is no big worry,we live on mostly sand so a lot of the water just sucks into the ground. Sat night we met friends of ours who not too long ago just got back into their house after Irene collapsed their foundation and really damaged the whole house. They dont need another flood this soon ,their town ,where I grew up had 600 odd homes and businesses flooded .
    These people could be in big trouble again.
     
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    Yeah, I was just reading an article earlier about how this could be worse than Irene. Something to do with the path it's taking and the fact that it could wind up being parked in one place for a while. Thankfully where I live (in Manhattan on high ground) isn't in any real danger; Irene was actually kind of fun for us, since I just camped out at my regular neighborhood bar. But I spent some time volunteering in one of the towns where I ski in New England, and it was brutal up there.
     
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    I live in NJ and had my basement flooded with hurricane Irene, lost my water heater, washer, dryer and furnace, and everything that was stored in my basement.. Now it may happen again, only one year later. I was supposed to fly to Vegas tomorrow, which would not be a problem getting out, but my flight home on Tuesday could be a big problem. I also wanted to be home to take care of whatever happens with this storm.So I cancelled. I am disappointed as I was looking forward to going. I was going to see Jimmy Buffet, but if my basement doesn't flood and my daughter and grandchildren are OK, I'll be happy with that. I can make the trip another time. Anyone that saw the devastion hurricane Irene caused last year, wouldn't be calling any information given about the storm hype. We can only hope some of it is hype and we don't receive what they are telling us we will get.
     
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