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  • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
    Aug 28, 2011
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      Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:

      >On 08/28/2011 10:53 AM, system@... wrote: > "Evan
      >Koblentz"<evan@...> writes: > >> The storm eye is now passing
      >over infoage > > Pfft! Irene, the over-hyped non-event of the summer.
      >Lots and lots of rain > but she was nothing as severe as the tornadic
      >storm that hit here one month > ago tomorrow. We didn't even lose power
      >and northern Ocean country was the > only area which was under a Tornado
      >warning as she blew in in the wee hours > this morning. > > The only
      >thing that blew more than Irene was the news hype! ;) > > Happily, I'm
      >glad that she was nothing. Save for flooding, most everything > is
      >still standing.
      > Yup, it was ALL hype.
      > ...with fifteen dead, three million without power, widespread
      >flooding in coastal areas of eight states, and public transit in the
      >country's largest city shut down.

      Are you counting the guy who had the heart attack or the several destined-
      to-be" nominees for this year's Darwin awards in that figure? People were
      warned with certainly far more warning than we got for the storm that hit
      here one month ago.

      We had 20,000 without power for days from a freak storm that blew through
      Northern Ocean County on the 29th of July. Far more carnage too than was
      caused by Irene. I'm happy noone got upset about that. Divvy that figure
      into your three million and it doesn't seem as if that number -- seeing as
      Irene affected how many more states with how many more counties -- is all
      that significant. NYC's subways flood out all the time. It's not hard to
      figure out if one considers that water tends to seek both a level and the
      lowest level. NYer's will get over it. 9/11 has given them thicker skin.

      I remember a nor'easter back when I worked in Hoboken. The Path station
      saw water up to almost the top of the stairs on the Hoboken side. Pumps
      were installed in these underground transit holes for a reason!

      > Nothing but hype!

      In a relative way, yes.

      Hey, I made it through a "tough slog", whatever that's supposed to mean.

      Anyway, I rode it out...
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