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Re: Hurricane

Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:03 pm

I think it's extremely inaccurate to say this storm was overhyped, which I'm reading and hearing in some quarters locally.

It wasn't overhyped if a tree fell down in your yard or dropped on top of your house or car. It wasn't overhyped if it flooded your basement. It wasn't overhyped if it knocked out power that still hasn't been restored.

My mother, who turned 79 on Sunday, the day the storm passed through, and lives on a combination of her savings and social security, still doesn't have electricity and will lose hundreds of dollars worth of frozen food that was stored in her freezer and refrigerator.

Re: Hurricane

Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:36 pm

Chico wrote:I think it's extremely inaccurate to say this storm was overhyped, which I'm reading and hearing in some quarters locally.

It wasn't overhyped if a tree fell down in your yard or dropped on top of your house or car. It wasn't overhyped if it flooded your basement. It wasn't overhyped if it knocked out power that still hasn't been restored.

My mother, who turned 79 on Sunday, the day the storm passed through, and lives on a combination of her savings and social security, still doesn't have electricity and will lose hundreds of dollars worth of frozen food that was stored in her freezer and refrigerator.


Unfortunately, those who say the storm was over hyped are either ignorant of the realities of such storms or are using it for political purposes. Heck, Rush Limbaugh said that President Obama was disappointed the storm wasn't even more severe so that he could blame on the storm for economic problems.

Re: Hurricane

Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:38 am

My city was under water. People thinking this was a media overreaction can kiss my arse.



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Re: Hurricane

Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:30 pm

To update, my mother got her electricity back on Wednesday night, so she was without for 85 hours.

Re: Hurricane

Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:44 pm

I still don't have power, though other parts of my town do. It's really starting to get frustrating.

Re: Hurricane

Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Parts of upstate New York and Vermont were pretty devastated. People saying it was overhyped must be really narrow-minded and stuck in their own little world. Glad to hear your mother's power came back Chico.

Re: Hurricane

Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:58 pm

Mine came back late yesterday afternoon, but some of my friends in nearby towns still don't have anything.

Re: Hurricane

Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:48 am

There are parts of NY and Vermont that you just cannot even drive through. My mother had to go to Syracuse on work obligations and parts of Schoharie County were still under water.

BTW, we had more storms. I was at work through the brunt of it but I could hear the hail. I had no idea there was a tornado touchdown and that it went through the state thruway:

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