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East coast U.S putting up " emergency evacuation" signs.

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:39 AM
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As much as i enjoy your sarcasm, I have thaught of everything you said. yes road maintenance is done, signs are replaced, but these signs never existed. I googled it and found that FEMA funded a bunch of states including mine (Maine) to put these signs up in the low lying coastal areas. The signs are to help people find the closest route inland. I do realize that hurricanes happen, but i cant remember ever when Maine has had to evacuate some coastal areas. I suppose anything is possible and we could get a big storm surge, but why all of the just put up the signs now?
Remember this all points back to FEMA. Did you ever think of that?




posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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Massachusetts has had these signs for years. I think I first noticed them shortly after 9/11.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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The signs are not the worry,

What you should worry about is, where the signs point to



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Those signs are meant to steer you away from the coast I assume.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by Cassius666
Those signs are meant to steer you away from the coast I assume.


That would imply the danger is the sea?

If the danger was on land they would want to get you away from the land no?


edit on 11-5-2011 by zookey because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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OMG! Yor rite! It is like FEMA is prepearing four a dizasster! The onle explanashun is that FEMA is going to MAKE the dizasster! If onle FEMA wood stop prepearing for a dizasster that will never happin. We all know that dizassters onle happen if the govurnmint cauzes it! Damn you FEMA for your skare tackticks!



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by beaverg
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OMG! Yor rite! It is like FEMA is prepearing four a dizasster! The onle explanashun is that FEMA is going to MAKE the dizasster! If onle FEMA wood stop prepearing for a dizasster that will never happin. We all know that dizassters onle happen if the govurnmint cauzes it! Damn you FEMA for your skare tackticks!



I can't help it... I just have to fix this...



OMG! You're right! It is like FEMA is preparing for a disaster! The only explanation is that FEMA is going to MAKE the disaster! If only FEMA would stop preparing for a disaster that will never happen. We all know that disasters only happen if the government causes it! Damn you FEMA for your scare tactics!


I know... I'm rude. But that whole paragraph just shouted, "FIX ME! FIX ME!"



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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I think you may have slightly missed the point.




posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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I live in new-brunswick and we are getting record amounts of rainfall this month.
most of our main rivers are swelling and most are beyond the flood level.
Maybe the PTB know that we are going to be hit by extreme floods or tsunamis?
Always good to have evacuation routes tho. Better safe then sorry



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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lol thanks for fixing their horrible spelling. Apperently its appropriate to slander someones post while at the same time have no clue how to spell any word in the english language.
And yes 'damn you FEMA' .....lets not forget how they handled hurricane Katrina. So maybe you should think before you speak BEAVERG.....why are you on this site anyway if your gonna support FEMA? Seems a little backwards and stupid like most of your spelling.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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I saw a bunch of these last Summer along the coast of Maine and into Southern New Hampshire.

First time I ever saw them. Kind of freaked me out.

All seemed to be pointing West.

The ran parallel to major highways more or less.

I guess while the military is moving in on the highways we're all supposed to be bottle-necking westward.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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I looked at beaverg's other posts and he's a coherent speller, therefore he was being sarcastic. Like MiTS1965 said, I think you guys missed that... took me a second to figure it out haha



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Aren't evacuation route signs a good thing?

I mean...for those who don't know where to go, it gives them a way, for those that realise these areas will be the hardest to get through (think Houston after Katrina) they will take a different route.

Go up 59 from Houston, they have a good amount. There are even a few that point out where the contra flow lane will be opened up when it is needed.

Just because they put up signs does not mean they are planning some big event. It just means they are finally doing what they are supposed to. You should be thankful. Like I said it either provides you with the official way to get out, or a way to get out that you won't be stuck in traffic for 10 hours.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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IMO its a good idea and unfortunately needed.. you should see how idiots drive right into bad situations during a flood or natural disaster. Ive lived many places, but the worst for flooding and idiots who cant figure out low lying areas arent good to drive through was in Louisiana. I have no idea why they think a car filled with their entire family can go through 5 feet of rushing water water, but invariably some genius will try to drive through a low lying area with a water covered road.. and then emergency personnel have to risk their own lives and time that could be spent on others to save them.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Haha yeah I probably did miss the point.

I'm just nuts and all the spelling mistakes (intentional or not) were prodding my OCD.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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I have no idea why they think a car filled with their entire family can go through 5 feet of rushing water water, but invariably some genius will try to drive through a low lying area with a water covered road..


LMAO.......That sentence cracked me up.


Just sayin.......



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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If everyone is using that "official route" how is it not going to end up in a massive traffic jam?

I didn't see different color signs or differently labeled evacuation routes. Just one route. On regular old two lane roads.

They get gridlocked at rush hour. I can just imagine a panicked evacuation.


 
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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
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If everyone is using that "official route" how is it not going to end up in a massive traffic jam?

I didn't see different color signs or differently labeled evacuation routes. Just one route. On regular old two lane roads.

They get gridlocked at rush hour. I can just imagine a panicked evacuation.


 
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That is probably the idea. To cause panic and gridlock. Meanwhile, other routes are safer for them.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by WildWorld
Massachusetts has had these signs for years. I think I first noticed them shortly after 9/11.


Same here in Rhode Island and yes, I believe it was shortly after 9/11. It was scarey to see them at first.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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I live on the eastern Atlantic coast of Georgia.

Have seen these signs all the way from Key West, Florida to the northern most end of the Eastern Coastline.

One time and one time only did I evacuate using the evacuation routes.
Never again.

If evacuation becomes necessary I'll take the back roads.

If the hurricane had hit as the Weather Service expected we would be stuck just a few miles out of town on the interstate highway right in the middle of the storm. Thankfully it changed course.

It was a total cluster muck.




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