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Old Aug 29th 2011, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Lothianlad View Post
I've heard of the expression "the female is deadlier than the male" - pretty much spot on in my, admittedely fairly limited, experience, so I reckon it's no co-incidence that the most destructive of hurricanes are those bearing female names. The last such was Katrina, was it not?
Cyclones Larry and Yasi, the last two to devastate Queensland, were both male. However the female Tasha, which was much smaller but pulled a horrendous amount of rainfall behind her, hit Queensland last Christmas Day - she was responsible for the majority of the disastrous floods here this year.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 1:04 pm
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Just found out that a 39 yr old man died in our town, Wanaque, after he went for a walk and feel in a fast moving stream from the storm. I heard the sirens, but didn't think much of it.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 1:07 pm
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A friend called last night...she lives a couple of miles away in the same town as me. Their power went off Saturday night...they've been told it maybe a week before it's restored. They have well water...so no water as well as power. We may be having house guests later today.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 1:19 pm
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Listening to the Northern NY and Vermont news this morning, it seems to have been much worse than it was looking last night.. we were starting to regret cancelling a medical appointment and not driving over to Vermont for the night. Now I'm glad we did cancel, since there are roads out, very bad flooding in VT, and probably power outages between here and there.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 2:37 pm
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Bit sad....the old covered bridge in Greenfield, MA, a good hundred odd years old or so, floated down the river.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 2:59 pm
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Here's just a look at what Irene did to one of our many parkways in Westchester County NY
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Lothianlad View Post
I've heard of the expression "the female is deadlier than the male" - pretty much spot on in my, admittedely fairly limited, experience, so I reckon it's no co-incidence that the most destructive of hurricanes are those bearing female names. The last such was Katrina, was it not?

And directly behind her was Rita who decimated much of coastal Texas.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 3:22 pm
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And directly behind her was Rita who decimated much of coastal Texas.

Actually Ike did more damage to the Texas coast than Rita. Rita was the one they made everyone run from and it was total chaos
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 3:40 pm
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Time to cook some sprouts to celebrate
I think we've had enough wind for now...


Edit: What the hell am I saying? <off to the supermarket...>
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 3:45 pm
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You know what rocks about living in Colorado?
No hurricanes, no tornadoes, no real earthquakes, fewer lefties, skiing, microbrews.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
You know what rocks about living in Colorado?
No hurricanes, no tornadoes, no real earthquakes, fewer lefties, skiing, microbrews.
Poor guy, you have to come over here to BE for your lefties
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 3:48 pm
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Bit sad....the old covered bridge in Greenfield, MA, a good hundred odd years old or so, floated down the river.
They don't make them like that anymore.
All the modern ones tend to sink.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 4:14 pm
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fewer lefties,
OK I'm convinced where's a good place in CO to move to


fewer microbrews.
on second thoughts hang on I need to rethink
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 4:40 pm
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Very sadly a local EMT died after responding to a call of a submerged car in a nearby flooded creek.

Power was restored this morning .

The first phone call we received was from the Township warning us our water supply could run in to problems so could we only use water for essential needs until further notice.
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Old Aug 29th 2011, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Xebedee View Post
They don't make them like that anymore.
All the modern ones tend to sink.
quite a few in that part of Mass did collapse, but then again, they were rebuilding quite a few so they were only temp bridges...that's gotta suck.

Cousin had something like a 3 mile commute to work, but now has something like a 26 mile round trip because their local bridge was closed today to check for damage.
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