I think so. NYC has definitely seen much stronger storms than Hurricane Irene. This is likely going to be much ado about nothing. Look up how strong Hurricane Gloria was in September 1985 when it threatened the city. It was a Cat 3 hurricane as it approached the NY area and hit Long Island as a Cat 2, with Cat 3 wind gusts. Or look up the Dec 1992 noreaster that flooded lower Manhattan and the PATH system. Those were serious storms. Irene is going to be more of a nuisance storm with some potential for serious river flooding if the rain is as bad as predicted.
The day will come when NYC is hit with a category 3 storm that hooks in from the Atlantic ocean. That will be the storm that really wreaks havoc on NYC in a way that will cause serious damage and be remembered for a long time. Hurricane Irene looks more like Hurricane Bell (1976), which was also hyped to death and did little damage when it finally reached the area as barely a Cat 1 hurricane. Irene might not even be a hurricane by the time it reaches NYC's latitude.
I feel the same way. But at least people are prepared for the worst. Better safe then sorry.
American's are never happy all they do is *ucking complain. It's better to hype it up than play it down and become a statistic.
A Cat 2 storm is hardly anything to write home about. Honestly, I think they just want to play it safe after what happened during Hurricane Katrina. No politician wants to be "the guy" that everyone blames for not doing enough. All it would take is for Irene to kill one puppy and people would be outraged that an evacuation wasn't ordered.
by Stacie L 6 years ago
Hurricane Irene poses is threatening the south eastern coastal state and may run up the coast to new England by the weekend.those in the Caribbean are feeling her effects alreadycheck your travel plans...i hate hurricanes!
by Patty Inglish 3 years ago
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by BakerRambles 6 years ago
Did anyone feel that earthquake on the east coast?
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by BakerRambles 6 years ago
For those stuck in or around the path of Hurricane Irene, I am posting this for everyone to keep in contact up and down the east coast. Please use this to help your fellow hubbers get through this unexpected hurricane and offer positive support, thank you.
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