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UneasyRider
08-28-2011, 07:16
You guys who may not be used to hurricanes in the north east please keep in mind that almost all injuries and fatalities happen during the cleanup phase. We see this all the time here in florida, there will be a lot of injuries during cleanup.

emt1581
08-28-2011, 08:01
Some hurricane! We were in the nasty part of it and all it did was blow some leaves off the trees and shake the dead branches loose.

There is a decent amount of flooding near the local rivers and streams though.

Honestly our winter storms and winds in the fall leave this thing in the dust.

-Emt1581

-Emt1581

TangoFoxtrot
08-28-2011, 08:07
Some hurricane! We were in the nasty part of it and all it did was blow some leaves off the trees and shake the dead branches loose.

There is a decent amount of flooding near the local rivers and streams though.

Honestly our winter storms and winds in the fall leave this thing in the dust.

-Emt1581

-Emt1581

You seem disappointed be glad that is all you got!

emt1581
08-28-2011, 08:11
You seem disappointed be glad that is all you got!

Not disappointed and I am greatful. Just frustrated with the media who acted like this was on par with Katrina.

-Emt1581

wtf0ver
08-28-2011, 08:49
im grateful it wasn't worse. i was only without power for about 24 hours. no damage other than limbs and some trees down.

UneasyRider
08-28-2011, 09:56
Some hurricane! We were in the nasty part of it and all it did was blow some leaves off the trees and shake the dead branches loose.



I thought so too but didn't want to ruin it for you.

TangoFoxtrot
08-28-2011, 10:12
In our county we have trees down, flooding, and power outages. My township seems to have skated all of the above.

G29Reload
08-28-2011, 10:39
My power was out for 10 minutes, twice while I was sleeping.

It rained a bit.

I am not sure I will ever recover. After the 20 second earthquake this week here in VA that I didn't notice, I can't take much more.

When will it all end? Why God, Why?





:rofl:

thooks
08-28-2011, 11:34
The worst part of the hurricanes and other disasters in and near large cities where the overwhelming population is Dem voters comes after the disaster...

Do not think for a minute that widespread looting is not going to occur at least tonight and tomorrow night.

It has not been dark in the areas in the NE that have been hit yet. And it's Sunday...

Pardoner
08-28-2011, 13:37
You guys who may not be used to hurricanes in the north east please keep in mind that almost all injuries and fatalities happen during the cleanup phase. We see this all the time here in florida, there will be a lot of injuries during cleanup.

Yup.. You will see the usual:

People killing themselves by running their generator indoors
People killing themselves by trying to cut down trees and having them fall on them
People killing themselves by trying to move live power lines

Bolster
08-28-2011, 13:39
Just frustrated with the media who acted like this was on par with Katrina.

You do see the propaganda line, don't you? How Bush bungled Katrina but Obama handled Irene with consummate skill?

emt1581
08-28-2011, 14:04
You do see the propaganda line, don't you? How Bush bungled Katrina but Obama handled Irene with consummate skill?

I guess we'll see that in the coming days. But anyone who was paying attention during Katrina can tell the difference tween that and Irene just by looking at the reporters. During Katrina, people were holding on to things and blowing away. During Irene, you could barely see some breezes blowing in the trees in the background and the reporters didn't really have to raise their voice. There was lots of power outages and flooding ...not any comparable destruction, death, desperation though.

Again, my frustration is not with the big guy where I'm in my backyard yelling up at the sky "You call this a storm?!?!"...it's 100% at the media. They can claim better safe than sorry in the public's best interest but I see through that. All they did was panic people.

I know for me, today was SUPPOSED to be my son's baptism, but because of the media, the church cancelled at the last minute and the caterer would not so we ended up having a VERY nice meal with no ceremony to justify it.

-Emt1581

Faulkner
08-28-2011, 14:17
I think the media is also disappointed that this wasn't a bigger one. Bummer, there just didn't seem to be enough death and distruction with this one. Well, there's always next time, after all, they're predicting this to be the worst hurricane season on a hundred years.

gotplastic
08-28-2011, 15:05
The worst part of the hurricanes and other disasters in and near large cities where the overwhelming population is Dem voters comes after the disaster...

Do not think for a minute that widespread looting is not going to occur at least tonight and tomorrow night.

It has not been dark in the areas in the NE that have been hit yet. And it's Sunday...

This will be an interesting social test this evening. Looting has never been very common in the NorthEast. I suspect even with all the power outages in NYC they will react better than we saw in New Orleans, LA, Detroit. We'll see in the morning.

Hope everyone stays safe, nothing too major here in MA.

Bolster
08-28-2011, 15:34
But anyone who was paying attention during Katrina can tell the difference ...

And with that, you eliminate 2/3 of the voting public.

Anyway, I'm with you on the media (huuuck, pthooey!)

emt1581
08-28-2011, 17:32
I'll share a few corrections to my previous statements...

My dad just left our home. We're apparantly in the minority in this area in that we have power. The vast majority of those around us do not if you go a block or two in any direction. In fact around 15K in our county are without power to the point where all schools have been canceled tomorrow. On top of that, there are so many downed power lines that they have prioritized repairs so we have live lines just hanging over roads all around town. Unless you are stupid enough to drive over them or walk up and touch them you're ok. Plenty of wire fires though.

A few observations...

The development PITA/moron over by my dad actually put his generator right outside his garage door which is probably ok for now. If the situation were to get worse he'd lose it real quick.

Cell phones are how most are communicating since a lot of phones require seperate electricity now.

Plus the temperature is getting cool. Not to the point where I'll start my stove up but you definitely need a jacket outside. Freaky for late August.

I just feel bad for my dad. He's alone now for only a week or two since my mother passed. And without power he'll be using the jar candles my mother used to give away as quick gifts. We offered him a bed here but he's a fat head. I'll check in on him tonight though. What I'd really like to get him is some small generator to run his tv or some lighting. He was more concerned with his fridge and freezer and didn't believe me when I said it'd stay cool for a day or two without opening it.

Come to think of it, I need to figure out a power solution for myself for these in-between SHTF's where we may need to entertain ourselves but it's not to the level of breaking out the generator. I'll figure it out, probably do some homework and start a thread or two on it as well.

Sorry for the hi-jack uneasy...just wanted to set things straight as far as my area went. I'm still pissed the church cancelled prematurely due to the media though...that hasn't changed.

-Emt1581

bonehead098
08-28-2011, 17:39
Not disappointed and I am greatful. Just frustrated with the media who acted like this was on par with Katrina.

-Emt1581
The potential was there. Be glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Bone

UneasyRider
08-28-2011, 17:50
I just feel bad for my dad. He's alone now for only a week or two since my mother passed.



Sorry about your loss EMT.

emt1581
08-28-2011, 19:21
Sorry about your loss EMT.

Thanks Uneasy.

-Emt1581

Pardoner
08-28-2011, 20:31
I'll share a few corrections to my previous statements...


The development PITA/moron over by my dad actually put his generator right outside his garage door which is probably ok for now. If the situation were to get worse he'd lose it real quick.


-Emt1581

I ran a test a few years ago. I tried running my generator just outside of my garage with the door almost completely down (maybe open 1 foot). I had a CO detector in the living room of my house.

The CO detector went crazy within 5 mins and by the time I turned off the generator, the CO readings were above what teh detector could display.

emt1581
08-28-2011, 20:41
I ran a test a few years ago. I tried running my generator just outside of my garage with the door almost completely down (maybe open 1 foot). I had a CO detector in the living room of my house.

The CO detector went crazy within 5 mins and by the time I turned off the generator, the CO readings were above what teh detector could display.

He completely closed his garage door right on top of the power cord so no fumes unless they entered somewhere else.

-Emt1581

Pardoner
08-28-2011, 20:50
He completely closed his garage door right on top of the power cord so no fumes unless they entered somewhere else.

-Emt1581

I doubt the garage door is air tight and there is the soffit. Have him get his hands on a CO detector just to be safe.

We have people dying from it EVERY time we have a hurricane here in FL. All of the news stations, newspapers, etc only tell people for days leading up to and days after the storm about generator placement. After our last round of hurricanes, I had to stop and tell some lady who had hers running in her garage to move it.

UneasyRider
08-29-2011, 07:22
We have people dying from it EVERY time we have a hurricane here in FL.

Pardoner is on the money. No matter how many times the media warns people not to do it... EVERY hurricane you see a dozen people die in the cleanup and some from running the darned generator inside the garage.

cyrsequipment
08-29-2011, 09:24
I'm pretty lucky, the biggest problem I have is getting all the leaves out of my friggin pool...

Bilbo Bagins
08-29-2011, 10:07
I think its a 24/7 news media needing a big story.

I think it was a "decent" storm. We still have alot of areas here without power, flood damage, and some deaths, including some NJ girl who decided to drive around in the so called "lame" storm and got her car washed over an embankment. I think the death toll would have been higher if there was no mandatory evacuations.

It reminds me of Katrina. Katrina started off as a Cat 1 when it hit Florida, then was at a Cat 3 when it hit NOLA, the same strength as Irene when it made landfall in NC.

People also seem to forget Hurricane Cindy that hit the NOLA area July 2005, a month before Katrina.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Cindy_(2005)

That Hurricane was supposedly overhyped, and the was for evacuation seemed to be needless paranoia. Since there was little damage and death with Cindy, when Katrina came in August, some of the population and those in lopcal government thought their was no need to evacuate.

Darwin works in mysterious ways :whistling:

sebecman
08-29-2011, 12:39
I'm pretty lucky, the biggest problem I have is getting all the leaves out of my friggin pool...

I am luckier, I don't have a pool!

why all that work for what? 5 weeks?

:rofl:

cyrsequipment
08-29-2011, 12:48
I am luckier, I don't have a pool!

why all that work for what? 5 weeks?

:rofl:

:crying:

Very true.