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Will IRENE's level of destruction (& response negligence) make KATRINA look like childs play?

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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What everyone seems to be overlooking in this thread is that the "damage" of a storm is generally measured in dollars, not inches of rain. When Katrina took out a whole row of shotgun shacks in New Orleans, it caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. If Irene takes out a single house in the Hamptons, the damage will be in the millions of dollars. Sorry to sound callous, but that's why the panic. Insurance companies are sweating bricks at the prospect of footing the bill for this one!




posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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^^^^^ Whatever because Newy York is sssooo much more important than New Orleans. Maybe this will give you NY'ers a nice little wake up call. have fun



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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no

the flooding will be troublesome, but CAT 1 winds won't be anything like katrina and only a small portion of the east coast is below sea level, and the local gov'ts are taking a strong leadership position, and not waiting for a bail out



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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Whatever because Newy York is sssooo much more important than New Orleans.


No, it's simply that property values along the eastern seaboard are higher than in New Orleans. The previous administration's bungling of the Katrina relief effort certainly gave the impression that they didn't care, but lives are lives. New Yorkers are no more important than Louisianers, and vice versa.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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You people are a joke. You're having a little storm, no worse than anything Europe experiences regularly. Laughing stock of the world. STOP WHINGING.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by Swanfilters
You people are a joke. You're having a little storm, no worse than anything Europe experiences regularly. Laughing stock of the world. STOP WHINGING.


kindly document the 3 biggest hurricanes to make landfall over london

txs



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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You people are a joke. You're having a little storm, no worse than anything Europe experiences regularly. Laughing stock of the world. STOP WHINGING.


When was the last time Europe had a hurricane?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...(1987)

en.wikipedia.org...(2006)

en.wikipedia.org...(2009)

en.wikipedia.org...(2005)

en.wikipedia.org...(2005)

You people really do think you are the most important on earth. How deluded you are.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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You people really do think you are the most important on earth. How deluded you are.


Not nearly as deluded as someone who thinks Europe gets hurricanes all the time!


1987's Hurricane Arlene - A Category 1 hurricane that spent much of its life as a tropical storm far from land.

2006's Hurricane Gordon - Formed in the central North Atlantic, tracked north and east while becoming a category 3 major hurricane. Crossed the Azores as a category 1 storm before dissipating over western Europe.

2009's Tropical Storm Grace - Nearly hurricane force storm that formed northeast of the Azores, breaking Vince's record for the furthest northeast forming tropical storm in the basin.

Hurricane Maria formed in the central Atlantic on September 1 and tracked to the northwest, strengthening as it moved over warm waters. The storm reached its peak strength on September 5 east of Bermuda and gradually weakened before becoming extratropical on September 10. Hurricane Maria did not affect any land as a tropical system, but it brought tropical storm-force winds to Iceland as an extratropical storm and caused heavy rain and three fatalities in Norway.

Vince developed from an extra-tropical system on October 8, becoming a subtropical storm southeast of the Azores. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) did not officially name the storm until the next day, shortly before Vince became a hurricane. The storm weakened at sea and, on October 11, made landfall on the Iberian Peninsula as a tropical depression. Vince was the first tropical system to do so since the 1842 Spain hurricane. It dissipated over Spain, bringing much needed rain to the region, and its remnants passed into the Mediterranean Sea.


Your own sources

Just to provide you with some perspective:


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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...

en.wikipedia.org...

I can sit here and do this all day, but I fear it would take up valuable time you need to project self pity to the world.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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and for the whining comment, in new england, we are a hearty bunch, we don't think it's being steered, or is a NWO test, it's just a lot of rain and wind.

this may come as a revelation, but ATS isn't a good barometer of 300 million people



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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holy inferiority complex batman

ok

europe is important, relevant and we all care

better now ?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
and for the whining comment, in new england, we are a hearty bunch, we don't think it's being steered, or is a NWO test, it's just a lot of rain and wind.

this may come as a revelation, but ATS isn't a good barometer of 300 million people


Maybe not, but my extensive travels in the US and a great deal of contact with US Americans during travels in Europe and Asia is a very good barometer of 300,000,000 people.


Originally posted by syrinx high priest
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holy inferiority complex batman

ok

europe is important, relevant and we all care

better now ?


Inferiority complex? I thought US Americans had no understanding of the term "Irony" but congratulations, Mr Priest, you are the first to grasp it.

Every aspect of life within the EU, from education, social welfare and healthcare provisions are far better here than in the US. Compare the US national infrastructure to say, Nordic systems and the US is practically 3rd world.
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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Winds picking up. Steady ground level at about 12-18 mph. Gusts at 35-40 occur regularly. Rain still sparse.
Hampton Va 36.05N 76.32W



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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I can sit here and do this all day, but I fear it would take up valuable time you need to project self pity to the world.


I don't see where you're getting the self pity from. I was actually atop Mount Washington during Hurricane Gloria back in 1985... it was a blast!



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Are you seriously comparing this to Katrina?

Have you ever been in a Hurricane? I have been in PLENTY incl Andrew (which was scary yet fun at 13)

Irene is nothing like Katrina, it will slow down like it already has and be a TS when it hits NY area. I just saw on the news its winds are now a Cat 1. Yes it will do damage to the coast but nothing like you are saying with Katrina.



Stop scaring people!



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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You do know that the storm is only entering Virginia now, don't you?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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It says it was teh first storm of its kind in 284 years, so no, I doubt you could do this all day.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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I can tell you that any Americans you encounter abroad are not a good sampling, as most Americans don't get to travel to Europe, much less China.

Your inferiority complex is quite sad. You might want to see a professional about that.

It is not a little storm, it is a hurricane, and you can post all the wikilinks you want, you don't get them. A big thunderstorm with occassional hurricane winds is nothing like a 700 mile monster that lasts a week or more.

While your seeking your professional help for your inferiority complex, take a meterology course while your at it.
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