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Mayor Bloomberg urges residents in evacuation zones to flee (We're all gonna die...)
NY Daily New ^ | 8/27/11 | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO AND JONATHAN LEMIRE

Posted on 08/27/2011 8:42:55 AM PDT by jimbo123

As Hurricane Irene steamrolled up the East Coast Saturday morning, weakening slightly in intensity but still packing a dangerous punch, Mayor Bloomberg urged those living in low-lying areas to flee - before it is too late.

The ferocious storm was downgraded to a Category 1 after it slammed into North Carolina, but its landfall in New York is still expected to produce winds of 75 mph and a powerful storm surge that could flood much of the city's coast.

"It is going to be a very serious thing," Mayor Bloomberg said at a press conference on Coney Island, one of the neighborhoods where a mandatory evacuation order is in place. "You have to leave right now."

"Staying behind is dangerous," Bloomberg said. "Staying behind is dangerous - it is against the law."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: evacuation; irene; nyc
And don't eat any salt and trans-fats as you head for the hills...
1 posted on 08/27/2011 8:42:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

head to the 57th floor of your condo.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:23 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: jimbo123

It may be weakening but it still has forward movement of 14 MPH.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:39 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: jimbo123
"Staying behind is AGAINST THE LAW????"

I guess being stupid is too.

4 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:56 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: jimbo123

I am wondering in my no coffee mind. Could all this hype of this being a killer storm even though if you dig deeper in to NOAA info, is rather weak, be a way for the media to hype up an Obama Katrina moment, but in this case, they’ll say, ‘see, under Obama’s watch, all remained calm during a hurricane..yadda, yadda’?

I need more coffee.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: goodnesswins

staying so your place doesnt get looted is not stupid. the huricane is harmless. the real threat is losing electricity and flooding.


6 posted on 08/27/2011 8:48:51 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: mnehring

The storm doesn’t hit the NYC area for at least another 12 hours and by then, it will be a Tropical Storm, not even a hurricane.

The panic being generated here in NYC by Bloomberg, The Weather Channel, Shepard Smith and their fellow drama merchants is a disgrace.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 8:50:09 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
My theory is the MSM is using this as a situation to showcase the village idiots calmness and coolness under pressure. Already yesterday he was showing his stupid mug on TV. The guy did not give a crap when we have droughts in the Midwest and flooding on our major rivers. Those states don't matter to this pantload.
8 posted on 08/27/2011 8:50:25 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: jimbo123
It's New York City. You shouldn't need the hurricane to get you to flee. You all should have fled years ago.
9 posted on 08/27/2011 8:50:45 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

actually, the “stupid” remark was aimed at Bloomberg


10 posted on 08/27/2011 8:53:49 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: jimbo123

It’s all so silly. Except for the part that these governors and mayors have hair triggers to declare emergencies so they can get federal cash flowing even for ordinary weather events these days. That part is tragic.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 8:54:31 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Cheburashka

HA...if there was a LIKE button, I’d like THAT!


12 posted on 08/27/2011 8:54:39 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: Wolfstar

Bloomberg’s shutting down public transit here today is retarded beyond all belief.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 8:57:26 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: mnehring

It’s not a killer storm like a Katrina but it’s hitting some of the most densely populated areas of the country.NYC and its burbs represent a lot of populated lowland and since the last storm of this magnitude was 25 years ago most of us have little experience in how to prepareThat’s why the pols are so shrill, except for Bloomie, that’s how he is normally.He’s ticked beccause his blundering during the blizzard means he has to stay for this one and not jet off to Bermuda.


14 posted on 08/27/2011 9:00:28 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: jimbo123
This is a social experiment being performed by the government to see how many people immediately follow government orders.
15 posted on 08/27/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Fido969

Lord Bloomberg is shipping the forced evacuees into NYC public schools where they will housed, learn ebonics and taught how to put a condom on a cucumber.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ken21

The street I grew up on in southeastern Queens was below sea level. It was kept dry by pumping the storm sewers into the ocean. I remember after Hurricane Donna in 1960, our street and basement were flooded, people were rowing boats and canoeing in the street in front of our house. I remember a couple of local teenagers paddling a downed telephone pole. Most people took it good-naturedly, but times were different.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 9:08:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: jimbo123
Nanny Bloomberg has spoken!


18 posted on 08/27/2011 9:18:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: jimbo123
The very least that shutting down public transit here today could have waited till midnight. I think Bloomberg needs more salt in his diet - something is truly lacking in his thought process - although that could be just the liberalism disease.
19 posted on 08/27/2011 9:18:32 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jimbo123

My Mayor is a pompous ass. He will use any excuse to control people.If mass transit is not running on Monday morning Bloomberg should be sued for gross negligence.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 9:21:10 AM PDT by ardara
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To: presently no screen name

Bloomberg is RETARDED! There is no public transit in NYC as of 12 noon and the storm isn’t supposed to hit for another 15 hours! And it won’t even be a hurricane when it hits.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 9:22:16 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

“New York is the only city that when it rains it makes its own gravy.”

— Doug “The Greaseman” Tracht


22 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Most people took it good-naturedly,

They still had a pioneer attitude/spirit.

but times were different.

Liberalism turning them into wusses - you need our/big gov't help, you little peons.
23 posted on 08/27/2011 9:23:54 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I dunno if it was pioneer spirit, this was Queens, after all. But just about every adult man was a World War II veteran and a hurricane was the kind of “disaster” that one could easily shrug off.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 9:28:41 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: jimbo123

I know! And didn’t NYC just get hit w/10 inches of rain and no closing of transit/subway.

Can you imagine if he were mayor on 9/11!! Thank God, Rudy, was there for such a time like that!


25 posted on 08/27/2011 9:29:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I dunno if it was pioneer spirit, this was Queens, after all.

That's my point - how could it be expressed but there be some turmoil. Like you say, times have changed and so has that neighborhood/those who reside their now.

every adult man was a World War II veteran and a hurricane was the kind of “disaster” that one could easily shrug off.

When men were men and the young had someone to learn from.
26 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:21 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jimbo123
"Staying behind is dangerous - it is against the law." - Bloomberg

"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." - Rand

27 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:18 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus
...and I should have added to my #27

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H.L. Mencken

28 posted on 08/27/2011 9:48:13 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: jimbo123

29 posted on 08/27/2011 9:59:59 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: jimbo123

Heard on WINS radio today that it takes 8 hours to shut down the transit system. Most of the trains are underground and the tunnels and stations often flood knocking out electricity. Maybe Bloomberg is just trying to avoid people being stranded in locked subway cars with no light or food and limited oxygem or he could just be an idiot.


30 posted on 08/27/2011 10:52:48 AM PDT by foreshadowed at waco
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