>>talking about people potentially losing electricity for a week. That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.
Gloria was a Cat 1 when she hit CT in 1985. We were without power for 7 days. Some of my friends in school were without power for 10 days.
Experience suggests your concept of what is possible needs some re-aligning. We got 5 inches of rain not a week ago, and with 5-10 more predicted, even tropical force winds can topple a LOT of trees.
And we are surrounded by trees.
posted on 08/27/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT
I said: "That hardly seems likely"
You said: "Experience suggests your concept of what is possible needs some re-aligning."
I don't believe I implied that such things were absolutely positively impossible and had totally zero chance of ever occurring.
I merely meant to say that the media was hyping the storm.
But I guess you disagree.
posted on 08/27/2011 9:49:19 AM PDT
(The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
The people of JOPLIN MISSOURI are very concerned that people in New York might lose a tree or two.
posted on 08/27/2011 9:55:08 AM PDT
I think the concept here is that you can lose power for awhile, get 5 inches of rain, any time, or somebody can be hit by a falling tree limb during any rainstorm, without the media world getting hysterical over it and using it to dominate the news.
These things happen every day and nobody knows or cares, outside the local viewing area.
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