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Hurricane Sandy

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LakeSteve, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Oct 29, 2012 #41 of 133
    sigma1914

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    To our DBSTalk east coasters... be safe.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2012 #42 of 133
    dpeters11

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    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.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2012 #43 of 133
    Newshawk

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    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!
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 #44 of 133
    Laxguy

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    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.........
     
  5. Oct 29, 2012 #45 of 133
    Richierich

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    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.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 #46 of 133
    MysteryMan

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    On 17 October a 4.6 quake occurred in Maine. Tremors were felt in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2012 #47 of 133
    JACKIEGAGA

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    Thank You!
     
  8. Oct 29, 2012 #48 of 133
    Diana C

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    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. :)
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 #49 of 133
    tonyd79

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    Do we have an award for stupid post of the year? If not, we should start one.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2012 #50 of 133
    Laxguy

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    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.....)
     
  11. Oct 29, 2012 #51 of 133
    Rich

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    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.

    Rich
     
  12. Oct 29, 2012 #52 of 133
    Rich

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    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.

    Rich
     
  13. Oct 29, 2012 #53 of 133
    Rich

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    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:

    Rich
     
  14. Oct 29, 2012 #54 of 133
    tonyd79

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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.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2012 #55 of 133
    wilbur_the_goose

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  16. Oct 29, 2012 #56 of 133
    sigma1914

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    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.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane
     
  17. Oct 29, 2012 #57 of 133
    Carl Spock

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

    I think any government action right now in the Northeast would fall under promoting the general welfare of the nation's citizens.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2012 #58 of 133
    lwilli201

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    Am I the only one getting the black bars on top and bottom of channel 349?
     
  19. Oct 29, 2012 #59 of 133
    tonyd79

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    No, 349 is an SD feed of HD channels.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2012 #60 of 133
    jdspencer

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    Ch 325 is the same as 349.
     

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