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#41 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

To our DBSTalk east coasters... be safe.
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#42 ONLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:49 AM

South Texas even gets hurricanes, just ask Galveston.


Exactly. Even here in Ohio, we had about $500 million in damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008. We can't tell someone that it was their own fault that they live in Queens, or Philadelphia.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

As of 8:50 AM, CT, I've seen WCBS-2 and WABC-7 from NYC, WCAU-10 (NBC) and WTXF-29 (FOX) from Philly and WJZ-13 (CBS) from Baltimore. However, DirecTV has WCAU incorrectly listed as being from Salisbury, MD!

Edited by Newshawk, 29 October 2012 - 08:07 AM.

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#44 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:55 AM

South Texas has no potential of natural disaster?


Possibly ironically, much of the country is subject to earthquake damage of some magnitude. There just hasn't been a big quake outside of the West Coast since 1812.........
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#45 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

Yes there was a Big New Madrid Fault Earthquake in December 1811 that continued into 1812.

February 7, 1812, 0945 UTC (4:45 a.m.); (M ~7.4–8.0[2]) epicenter near New Madrid, Missouri. New Madrid was destroyed. At St. Louis, Missouri, many houses were severely damaged, and their chimneys were toppled. This shock was definitively attributed to the Reelfoot Fault by Johnston and Schweig.
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#46 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

On 17 October a 4.6 quake occurred in Maine. Tremors were felt in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

To our DBSTalk east coasters... be safe.


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#48 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Possibly ironically, much of the country is subject to earthquake damage of some magnitude. There just hasn't been a big quake outside of the West Coast since 1812.........


Except for....

Valentine, TX on Aug. 18, 1931 (6.4)
Pymatuning, PA on Sept. 25, 1998 (5.2)
Olney, Illiniois on June 10, 1987 (5.2)
Plattsburgh, NY on April 20, 2002 (5.1)
Maysville, KY on July 27, 1980 (5.1)
Reading, PA on Jan. 16, 1994 (4.6)
Kalamazoo, MI on Aug. 10, 1947 (4.4)

Just to name a few. :)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

Why not? If these people choose to live somewhere that has a potential of being hit by a hurricane, they have no one else to blame but themselves. I see nothing wrong with making fun of them. Especially the ones that think they should get handouts from the government for their own poor choices.


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

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

All righty! But by "big" I mean over 6.5. The Valentine one is notable, but no casualties. And Wiki says it was a 5.8. But your stats help illustrate that no part of the country is immune to potential disaster via earthquakes.

And Richie- good info on the New Madrid. What I recall is a report that the Mississippi River flowed backwards for two days.... (I was not there at the time, though.....)
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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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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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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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#56 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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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.

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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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