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in ny, apparently buildings are built to fall in their own foot print.. this lessens collateral damage, from lets say, airplanes.not sure about hurricanes.
Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by Monkeygod333
Buildings generally arent built to bend.
In Los Angeles tall buildings are built on rollers - - - so they sway intentionally.
Depends on what building - - how old - - construction of foundation.
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
reply to post by MrWendal
I agree that the media is driving people to the point of insanity. Went to the grocery store last night and it was stripped....madness.
My point was in the other post.. If the experts say it could get bad...it just might do that. Your efforts to "calm everyone down" is not needed or really even desired. If people getting excited saves lives...so be it.
The other issue is...this is not a typical storm so "the voice of reason" from someone....anyone....who has not rode a storm like this out should keep their condescending overtones to themselves. I am completely across the state of Virginia in the mountains of the northwest corner and the winds have been absolutely howling...powerful gusts which I have no way to measure... My power has flashed on and off several times already.
So...I appreciate it feels nice to talk down to others...especially from the lofty positions of a superiority complex and self appointed authority...but you, nor me, nor anyone has experienced a storm quite like this one in recorded history and should save the rhetoric of expertise to the real experts.
it is a thousand miles across BTW....edit on 10/29/2012 by Jeremiah65 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MrWendal
Also, the storm may be 1000 miles wide but it is not 2000 miles wide as the other poster pointed out and I said was wrong, but dont let a little thing like facts get in the way of pumping out your chest and talking toughedit on 29-10-2012 by MrWendal because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jhn7537
Bad ass picture from today
Originally posted by severdsoul
This photo was taken in Brigantine....