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After Irene: Little damage seen in many places
Yahoo News ^ | 28 Aug 2011 | TOM FOREMAN Jr.

Posted on 08/28/2011 8:25:32 AM PDT by mandaladon

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.

More than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast lost power, and at least 11 deaths were blamed on the storm. But as day broke Sunday, surprisingly light damage was reported in many places, with little more than downed trees and power lines.

"I think it's a little strong to say we dodged a bullet. However, it certainly could have turned out worse for the Hampton Roads area" in Virginia, said National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Montefusco.

At the same time, officials warned of the possibility of severe flooding over the next few days as runoff from the storm makes its way into creeks and rivers. In some parts of the Northeast, the ground was soggy even before the storm because of an extremely rainy August.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett cautioned: "The rivers may not crest until Tuesday or Wednesday. This isn't just a 24-hour event."

Irene brought rain of six inches to a foot to many places along the East Coast. The storm was still pummeling the New York City area on Sunday morning, dropping below hurricane strength but still dangerous with 65 mph winds and heavy downpours.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell had initially warned that Irene could be a "catastrophic" monster with record storm surges of up to 8 feet.

But in Virginia Beach, the city posted on Twitter late Saturday that initial reports were promising, with the resort area suffering minimal damage.

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Watch Obama take credit for this.
1 posted on 08/28/2011 8:25:34 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBVIe-8G9GU


2 posted on 08/28/2011 8:27:53 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: mandaladon

This is what Donald Trump said last week on
Greta’s show. The Donald said we would get some rain, and some wind, but no big deal. He said the news media was just trying to make get better ratings.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 8:29:51 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: CGalen

Yep.....Shepherd Smith hasn’t shut up since the storm started. He makes his own news. I’m glad people took care of themselves but this is the only thing that Smith is talking about.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 8:32:43 AM PDT by RC2
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To: mandaladon

after all the hype.

janet neapolitano and buds looked like dorks advertising their commands.

mayor bloom looked like an @ss.


5 posted on 08/28/2011 8:32:54 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: mandaladon

6 posted on 08/28/2011 8:34:30 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Para-Ord.45
That absolutely hilarious video will be the defining image of Hurricane Irene.

I've watched it 20 times and I'm still laughing!

7 posted on 08/28/2011 8:34:32 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: mandaladon
Can't we at least wait until the looting is under control before we start criticizing?
... wut? Oh. Never mind.
8 posted on 08/28/2011 8:35:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: CGalen
news media was just trying to make get better ratings.

And it worked........ Even so this was not a storm to ignore. They said from the beginning it was a "water storm" more than anything else.... once they saw how slow it would move across the coast. And that is exactly what it has been...streets flooding...ocean surges etc. Falling trees and limbs on an already saturated ground.

I also tend to believe the many prayers that it would weaken and spare the coast were answered.....and all are grateful it was not near what might have otherwise been possible.

9 posted on 08/28/2011 8:35:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: mandaladon
Irene was nothing compared to Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Ike.

I include Ike because it hit our energy complex.

10 posted on 08/28/2011 8:36:32 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: mandaladon
“Little damage seen in many places”

I'd say the headline should be:

“Little major damage seen in many places”

Where I live, 60% of folks lost power during the storm (about 20% of those folks have had it restored so far). That's hardly “little damage,” but most of it is just downed trees and lines, so it's minor damage.

But lots and lots of it. Lots and lots of minor damage.

11 posted on 08/28/2011 8:41:11 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: mandaladon

A lot of rain hits New York. Citizens are in a panic! The call goes out: Wonder Wonks to the rescue!!!


12 posted on 08/28/2011 8:42:13 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Gena Bukin

That’s funny, and check out this one!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/sea-foam-dc-tv-reporter-does-hurricane-live-shot-covered-in-raw-sewage/


13 posted on 08/28/2011 8:42:44 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: abb

Snicker.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 8:42:51 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Gov. Perry is a solid conservative... as long as it's campaign season. WWCD.)
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To: mandaladon

They are so desperate they’re using car accidents to include in “hurricane fatalities.”


15 posted on 08/28/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: abb

That’s going to become a huge meme now.


16 posted on 08/28/2011 8:50:05 AM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: mandaladon
After Irene: Little damage seen in many places

That is only because Commander Zero, the world reknown meteorologist and Smiter of
Hurricanes, cut his well earned vaction short to sit at the complex controls of the old "Rove
Weather Machine" to protect the nation and guide us safely through this terrible attack by a
clearly upset Mother Gaia.


17 posted on 08/28/2011 8:52:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: abb
Or earlier disasters like this;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64qvkVtXd0

18 posted on 08/28/2011 8:53:17 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: mandaladon

We had a very heavy dew in Michigan yesterday morning. It was horrifying, it soaked my shoes and my feet were wet till I took my socks off.

I need some FEMA money.


19 posted on 08/28/2011 8:55:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: nhwingut
They still haven't reported how many people die in these areas just on a normal weekend. Numbers are probably similar.
20 posted on 08/28/2011 8:56:25 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: mandaladon

He was on the job at the Hurricane Warning Center. He saved us from certain doom.


21 posted on 08/28/2011 8:59:18 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I have watched this five times and I can not stop laughing.


22 posted on 08/28/2011 8:59:37 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: mandaladon
He already did... three years ago.
23 posted on 08/28/2011 9:01:43 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Rennes Templar
“It doesn’t taste great,” he said.

LOL how's about a little typhoid, scarecrow.
24 posted on 08/28/2011 9:03:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Beckett08

The best part is the weatherdude pissing and moaning that he’s not the only one outside enjoying the storm. How dare common folk make a mockery of his Geraldo! moment.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 9:05:59 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

that is freaking funny.


26 posted on 08/28/2011 9:06:28 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: TigersEye

Remember when all hurricanes were named female names...and then there were protests that men’s names should also be included? I’m waiting to see Muslim names for hurricanes.
WTFN?


27 posted on 08/28/2011 9:14:29 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: sitetest

We have no damage that we can see but still no power since last night.


28 posted on 08/28/2011 9:24:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: sanjuanbob

Political Correctness is all such a sick pathetic joke.


29 posted on 08/28/2011 9:24:46 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mandaladon
He already has:


30 posted on 08/28/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: abb

Love it


31 posted on 08/28/2011 9:25:22 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: wastedyears

The photo-shoppers should put the Looter Guy in there taking a Heineken off of the table.


32 posted on 08/28/2011 9:27:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mandaladon
He changed this probable Cat 5 to a “mere” Cat 1./s

============================================= As a veteran of several hurricanes, a Cat 1 should not be written off as “mere” as this author has done. A Cat 1 can inflict some pretty damaging results...a Tropical Storm can, too.

It is a blessing that the storm has, so far, inflicted less than expected damage, but several people died and the water runoff to come can be pretty damaging.

============================================ Still, Obama, is so in control that the eastern states avoided Cat 5./s ============================================ If only we could avoid him. And, how is Martha's Vineyard? Michelle still drinking her "likka" there or has she come "home" to "likka" up?

33 posted on 08/28/2011 9:28:29 AM PDT by hummingbird
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But put 0bama’s face on the Looter Guy. Beer Summit on the Hurricane.


34 posted on 08/28/2011 9:29:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Irene prolly saved more lives than she took. Look at how many murderous criminals were prevented and how many drunken drivers stayed off the highways. She’s more of a heroine than a villain. Plus she made fools of the media and politicians. Could have been named Sarah.


35 posted on 08/28/2011 9:30:51 AM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Para-Ord.45

“Don’t look Ethyl!”


36 posted on 08/28/2011 9:32:05 AM PDT by Califreak (Degenerate the faithful with that crazy casbah sound)
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To: abb

BWAWAWAWAWAWAWA....cough, cough......BWAWAWAWAWAWAW!


37 posted on 08/28/2011 9:32:08 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: mandaladon

The storm seemed to break apart quickly once it crossed into the New England area. Looking at local/regional/national radar screens, by this morning it was only “half there” (i.e., not the “full spinning circle” of a hurricane any more).

Here in western Connecticut just off the NY state line, at 12.30pm the rain has stopped, the wind pretty much died down, and the sun is trying to come out again.

There are some trees down and power outages. Just heard a couple of street pole power transformers blow within the past hour. Power never went off here.

Seems like the fiercest “blowing winds” from Irene came from the hysterical media and clueless politicians like Bloomberg in New York....

Just sayin’...


38 posted on 08/28/2011 9:32:08 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: abb

Two words: AWE-SOME! LOL!


39 posted on 08/28/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Iron Munro

Caption: “You guys blown up that damn Death Star yet???”


40 posted on 08/28/2011 9:40:06 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: nhwingut

Huge, hysterical waste of time and money.


41 posted on 08/28/2011 9:41:43 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: mandaladon

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. Thank God Obongo was at the helm, he saved the entire east coast from a catastrophe of monumental proportions. /s


42 posted on 08/28/2011 9:42:23 AM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: cripplecreek
...How's about a little typhoid, Scarecrow?

Hah! I can even hear it!

43 posted on 08/28/2011 9:42:39 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

That’s hilarious!! You could see he was getting pissed because he couldn’t keep playing like he was falling down with kids walking around behind him. Too funny. TWC sucks, I haven’t watched it in years. Good for nothing.


44 posted on 08/28/2011 9:49:23 AM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mandaladon

While I’m glad damage was minimal I’m starting to wonder if the media didn’t totally blow this whole thing out of proportion.


45 posted on 08/28/2011 9:50:59 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Para-Ord.45

Absolute gold....viral yet?!

Awesome!


46 posted on 08/28/2011 9:51:13 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: Gena Bukin

It is hilarious! That reporter will never get an academy award. I downloaded that video, got to save that one.


47 posted on 08/28/2011 9:52:21 AM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: abb

Beautiful, just beautiful


48 posted on 08/28/2011 9:54:15 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: mojitojoe
It is hilarious! That reporter will never get an academy award. I downloaded that video, got to save that one.

What kills me the most is that the reporter is wearing swimming goggles!

I just can't stop watching this video.

49 posted on 08/28/2011 9:55:11 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

OMG, I almost needed Depends for that one. ROFLMAO!


50 posted on 08/28/2011 9:55:48 AM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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