Anyone who thinks that hurricane was no biggie

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Or who think hurricanes are something to be toyed with.....

     
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    What force!
    Sad to see the covered bridges go [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    What's sad is some idiot was standing there taping it all.
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Morons who go out in the middle of the storm to film or stand on piers and get washed away are just an example of Darwinization.

    Maybe I was used to typhoons that hit Japan being not a big deal because the buildings and infrastructure there are built to withstand it, but truly, hurricane Irene could have been a lot worse. It glanced the coast, it didn't plow into it. I've sat through a Cat 5 typhoon, and it was intense. Though the only death with the storm was someone who decided to go for a walk when the eye passed over. Well, the eye moves fast, and before he knew it, BAM hurricane is back!
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    The worst of this damage was after the storm passed over. It was the flooding that did it. Yes, people who video tape during hurricanes are foolish. But, can we focus on the devastation these people are coping with??
     
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Does this guy's bravery help you see?

     
  7. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel so bad for the people who got hit by the hurricane. I have been praying every day that everyone is okay. And im not trying to be mean but in the last video with the man delivering the meds. Well I feel worse for the horse. The horse is the one that is having to fight the rapids from sweeping both him and his rider away. Truthfully I believe that is cruel to make a horse do that. You can see how fast that water is running, and part where the horse looses his footing because it got so bad. But I do feel horrible for the people who had to make it through this hurricane. I hope that all will be okay! [​IMG]
     
  8. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    It is sad to see all the damage. I am one of the ones who say we need a storm to blow some of this heat out of Texas. BUT I DO NOT want any one to have to go thru that part of the storm. I wish we could have the storm with out the damages. I just wish this crazy weather would go away and be normal what ever that is. Just so hard to see the utube vids of all that is going on up there. Thoughts and prayers for all
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    "Hurricane Irene could have been a lot worse." That's a true statement, but is of little solace to those still living with the after effects.
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    "Hurricane Irene could have been a lot worse." That's a true statement, but is of little solace to those still living with the after effects.

    I agree with both statements

    Although it was "just" a Cat 1, it did more damage than many "stronger" storms because it was so wide.

    We had hurricane force winds for more than 12 hours, and 12+ inches of rain

    My power was out from early Saturday morning until 6 PM Wed. The phone was out most of that time also

    The media isn't making a big deal of it as they did with Katrina, but to those who were IN it , it's every bit as bad, and in some places the water is STILL rising.​
     
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