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#51 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

South Texas even gets hurricanes, just ask Galveston.


I was on a business trip (yeah, I did have a job once) just north of Galveston in the Clear Lake area and we got evacuated when Andrew entered the Gulf. Southern Texas folks prepare a lot more efficiently than we do in NJ and, coupled with the warning of total evacuation or die on Galveston, it was a whole lot scarier than anything I've ever seen in NJ.

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#52 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thank You!


As I've said before, I live very near the Raritan River in NJ. I installed my third super sump pump after Irene and now they're saying on TV that this will be worse than Irene. I guess I'll be putting in the fourth sump pump next week. One of these days, I gotta move.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

Do we have an award for stupid post of the year? If not, we should start one.


I grew up on the Jersey Shore and thought I was safe when I bought our house. I'm about 20-30 feet above the river, but in retrospect, buying a house this close to any river was most certainly an act of stupidity. I think he's got a point, Tony. Rather cruel, but nothing I haven't thought of myself.

Besides, as much fun as handing out an award for the stupid post of the year, Luke Skywalkers' delusional relative would win hands down... :lol:

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#54 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and thought I was safe when I bought our house. I'm about 20-30 feet above the river, but in retrospect, buying a house this close to any river was most certainly an act of stupidity. I think he's got a point, Tony. Rather cruel, but nothing I haven't thought of myself.

Besides, as much fun as handing out an award for the stupid post of the year, Luke Skywalkers' delusional relative would win hands down... :lol:

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Satire is not eligible for the award.

As for stupidity. There is no place that is safe from acts of nature. No place. Even 100 year flood plains have changed.

I lived in Maryland and Pennsylvania all my life and have not seen the likes of repeated hurricanes and durechos and earthquakes until the last couple years. Agnes was a bitch but nothing horrible until Isabel which was over 30 years. Now Irene last year and Sandy.

Hard to plan. Where the hell do you put 300 million people? Most of the "safe" areas don't have water to live, etc.

The post was stupid because he has no idea of the enormity. People in the Great Lakes!!!!! are going to feel effects! You don't think Pittsburgh and hurricanes. Hell, you don't even think Long Island and hurricanes.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Right - Monroe County, NY (Rochester) will have flooding due to this storm!

The area just south of Lake Michigan could have flooding due to this storm! http://forecast.weat...e Flood Warning

I actually feel sorry for that Texas poster. He must be a very sad and angry man.

PS - What part of the Northeastern US or SE Canada do you suggest I move to?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

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I actually feel sorry for that Texas poster. He must be a very sad and angry man.


Apparently, he doesn't realize Texas has been slammed by a few of the worst hurricanes ever and gets crushed by tornadoes yearly.



He's in South Texas so I assume he knows: http://en.wikipedia....eston_hurricane

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States.


Edited by sigma1914, 29 October 2012 - 10:37 AM.

If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

He also might want to read the Preamble to the Constitution:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


I think any government action right now in the Northeast would fall under promoting the general welfare of the nation's citizens.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

Am I the only one getting the black bars on top and bottom of channel 349?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Am I the only one getting the black bars on top and bottom of channel 349?


No, 349 is an SD feed of HD channels.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

Ch 325 is the same as 349.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

Here is The press release

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

No, 349 is an SD feed of HD channels.


325 looks quite similar!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

The wind is starting to pick up here on Long Island, NY

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Northern Manhattan near the Bronx...Winds are whistling here..

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

D* should turn on the DNS feeds of WNBC, WABC, WCBS and WNYW so everyone can watch the NYC storm coverage in HD.


Probably legalities. Notice no commercials on sandy channel.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

I was on a business trip (yeah, I did have a job once) just north of Galveston in the Clear Lake area and we got evacuated when Andrew entered the Gulf. Southern Texas folks prepare a lot more efficiently than we do in NJ and, coupled with the warning of total evacuation or die on Galveston, it was a whole lot scarier than anything I've ever seen in NJ.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure TX handles it like we do here in FL. Total panic and chaos but at least everyone knows what to do.

Unlike NY...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

This may have something to do with Sandy:
All local stations in Greenville, NC market are down. Signal strength on satellite 103S suddenly dropped from 95 to 74. Report of loss of locals in Harrisburg, PA were also posted.

Other satellites show normal signal strengths, including 103ca and 103cb.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

This may have something to do with Sandy:
All local stations in Greenville, NC market are down. Signal strength on satellite 103S suddenly dropped from 95 to 74. Report of loos of locals in Harrisburg, PA were also posted.

Other satellites show normal signa; strengths.


Add Hartford, CT locals to that list. All I get is a black screen for all the CT locals. Luckily I also get NY locals for significantly viewed.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

This may have something to do with Sandy:
All local stations in Greenville, NC market are down. Signal strength on satellite 103S suddenly dropped from 95 to 74. Report of loss of locals in Harrisburg, PA were also posted.

Other satellites show normal signal strengths, including 103ca and 103cb.


Raleigh-Durham, NC area locals are out as well.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

This may have something to do with Sandy:
All local stations in Greenville, NC market are down. Signal strength on satellite 103S suddenly dropped from 95 to 74. Report of loss of locals in Harrisburg, PA were also posted.

Other satellites show normal signal strengths, including 103ca and 103cb.


All the locals in Baltimore are out too.

But we can still watch them on the hurricane channel (when they rotate through to them)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure TX handles it like we do here in FL. Total panic and chaos but at least everyone knows what to do.

Unlike NY...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:05 PM

A high-rise crane has collapsed. It is dangling about 60 stories above Central Park West & 57th St.

The brick facade of a four story building has fallen off the face of the building.

For me, I so far been on the lucky side of the storm. Have high winds, but little rain. The wind is acting like a blow dryer for trees with wet leaves.

I just might get thru this without losing power.

But lower Manhattan is getting flooded as the storm surge is almost 14' over high tide. Manhattan can handle up to 12'. Con Ed has cut off power to sections of lower Manhattan because transformers began to blow up as they got water logged.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

All the locals in Baltimore are out too.

But we can still watch them on the hurricane channel (when they rotate through to them)


Out in the Orlando market too. Phone lines for Directv are busy too.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

All the locals in Baltimore are out too.

But we can still watch them on the hurricane channel (when they rotate through to them)


Only my HD are out in Baltimore. SD working fine.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

Out in the West Palm Beach, FL market too.
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