Hey, anyone hear about Hurricane Irene?

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    Aug 27, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    I tell you, they really are going all out on the news for this one. I live in the storm's path, but even I'm tired of hearing about it. Got my water and lights and peanut butter. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 27, 2011 12:37 AM GMT



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    Aug 27, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Be careful though... hurricanes arent like other storms.. the Caribs thought of them as the weather and creator-gods' most wrathful forms of all.. truly they are scary
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    Aug 27, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    Word. Someone put Bloomberg's ball gag back in, please.
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    Aug 27, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidBe careful though... hurricanes arent like other storms.. the Caribs thought of them as the weather and creator-gods' most wrathful forms of all.. truly they are scary


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    Aug 27, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    No kidding! I can't remember the last time people got this up-in-arms about a category 2 hurricane. Maybe being born and raised in South Florida, when Andrew hit, has jaded me, but still... this media coverage seems ri-dic-u-lous. Maybe the east coast reporters are just jealous that LA had its totally-blown-out-of-proportion-but-actually-not-at-all-a-big-deal event with Carmageddon and want one of their own? I dunno, I can't figure out the coverage on this thing at all.
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    Aug 27, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    In DC. Been hearing about it for 2 days. Finally turned the news off.
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    Aug 27, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidBe careful though... hurricanes arent like other storms.. the Caribs thought of them as the weather and creator-gods'
    most wrathful forms of all.. truly they are scary

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    Aug 27, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    ucimae saidNo kidding! I can't remember the last time people got this up-in-arms about a category 2 hurricane. Maybe being born and raised in South Florida, when Andrew hit, has jaded me, but still... this media coverage seems ri-dic-u-lous. Maybe the east coast reporters are just jealous that LA had its totally-blown-out-of-proportion-but-actually-not-at-all-a-big-deal event with Carmageddon and want one of their own? I dunno, I can't figure out the coverage on this thing at all.


    Category 2 is indeed nowhere near as bad as the real terrifying ones... those can raze complete islands to the ground... after a big one, many houses and trees are completely blown away and it looks like a desert wartorn wasteland with no sounds anywhere.. a complete alien stillness for hours to a day or more after the storm

    Within a few days though, the ground is overrun in an explosion of green, with plants and trees and flowers shooting up from everywhere (the rains tend to make the ground especailly fertile, and the returning greens seem especially vibrant and lush somehow) and all the birds and animals return from somewhere, but how or where they went to and came back from,nobody really knows...

    its a very moving experience that keeps you humble to the awesomely destructive and amazingly creative powers of nature all at the same time... The hurricane is probably the closest to what in my experience is like a representation of "god" on earth

    -copied from correspondance with cityazguy icon_smile.gif

    Edit: I saw on the projections that by the time it gets all the way to NYC, it loses power as it becomes a regular storm, so in that case, theres not much to worry about cept for some flooding