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(CNN)   Hey, look! They brought that "Hurricane could hit NYC EVERYBODY PANIC" story back out of the mothballs from last month. Smoke break at CNN, dudes   (cnn.com) divider line 66
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2006-08-22 10:24:15 AM
yeah,..

the guy who gets paid to see if hurricanes are dangerous is saying hurricanes are more dangerous than we think...

I wonder if the guy who gets paid to monitor bunnies thinks the rabbit flu is serious.


/not really
 
2006-08-22 10:27:09 AM
Now is mega-disaster a technical term? Is it worse than an ultra-disaster? How serious are we talking here?
 
2006-08-22 10:31:38 AM
FTA: "The subways are going to flood. Some people might think 'Hey, I'll go into the subways and I'll be safe.' No, they are going to flood." Who the fark is the dumb-ass who actually considers going DOWN INTO A SUBWAY to escape water? What, is the water going to climb the Empire State Building like Godzilla?
 
2006-08-22 10:35:04 AM
This worked better when there were hurricanes. As we all know, after last year, there are no more hurricanes. Mother Nature blew her whole wad in one year. Ain't nothing left. Not even for NYC.
 
2006-08-22 10:39:45 AM
EVERYBODY PANIC

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2006-08-22 10:39:53 AM
<i>What, is the water going to climb the Empire State Building like Godzilla?</i>


'Zilla climbed the Chrysler Building, King Kong scaled the Empire State Building.
 
2006-08-22 10:49:26 AM
Boojum2k - Dammit. Or I don't care. Either way, people who go into subways to escape flood waters are dunces.
 
2006-08-22 11:06:05 AM
I live in Brooklyn at the top of a hill. Suck it, Queens!
 
2006-08-22 11:20:34 AM
I read;
That some kids (in AZ I think) tried to shelter from a heavy downpour in a storm drain.
That a forecasted tsunami in CA drew thousands of spectators to the beaches.

So anything is certainly possible, I can imagine people thinking they could shelter in a subway.
 
2006-08-22 11:31:58 AM
JerseyTim: I live in Brooklyn at the top of a hill. Suck it, Queens!

Yeah, you might not drown. But if the tunnels and bridges back to the rest of the world from Manhattan and Long Island are flooded either with water or people, and you don't have water or power, then what will you do? What will the several million hungry, thirsty people in the immediate neighborhood do?
 
2006-08-22 11:43:52 AM
Some people might think 'Hey, I'll go into the subways and I'll be safe.

Any NYer who rides the subways when it rains will know not to go anywhere near the subway if a hurricane hits.

pandabear: What will the several million hungry, thirsty people in the immediate neighborhood do?

There are these things called boats.... Anyway, while it is foreseeable that some of the tunnels would flood out, NYC is abover sea level so any flooded roads leading to bridges would dry out fairly quickly. It's also a much bigger metropolitan area then NO, so it would have to be a truly mega storm to knock out the entire city and LI for an extended period of time. We've had some pretty Nor'Easters the last 15 years that flooded roads and subways and things were back to normal within 24 hours.

An extended power outage would cause a problem for people living in highrises though (electricity is needed to get water above the 6th or 7th floor), though, fortunately, much of the wiring is below ground so the winds won't knock power out.

/flooding would probably cause more of a problem for people living along the south shore of LI
 
2006-08-22 12:04:47 PM
japhy


What, is the water going to climb the Empire State Building like Godzilla?

I think you meant King Kong.
 
2006-08-22 12:18:58 PM
JerseyTim: I live in Brooklyn at the top of a hill. Suck it, Queens!

pandabear Yeah, you might not drown. But if the tunnels and bridges back to the rest of the world from Manhattan and Long Island are flooded either with water or people, and you don't have water or power, then what will you do? What will the several million hungry, thirsty people in the immediate neighborhood do?

Donner Party?
 
2006-08-22 12:28:17 PM
damageddude: There are these things called boats...

Umhmmm. They usually do well in hurricanes. By well, I mean "well to leeward" and in small pieces.

I_C_Weener: Donner Party?

That or riots that will make the ones in '68 and '69 look like church picnics.
 
2006-08-22 12:44:15 PM
Not really "stupid" so much as "unlikely".
 
2006-08-22 12:44:48 PM
Manufactured hurricane hysteria trifecta complete?
 
2006-08-22 12:45:06 PM
I don't see what's wrong with escaping flood waters in a subway. Or better yet, they could just submerge beneath the hurricane in a submarine, they just have to make sure the screen doors are closed.
 
2006-08-22 12:45:24 PM
The littoral people are just asking for it, like sleeping on an infrequently-used railroad track.
 
2006-08-22 12:45:47 PM
"I think the day is coming. I think eventually we're going to have a very powerful hurricane in a major metropolitan area worse than what we saw in Katrina and it's going to be a mega-disaster. With lots of lost lives,"

Stop getting our hopes up. Mother nature needs to shiat or get off the pot. We need fresh entertainment and the Iraq thing is so tired and dumbass.
 
2006-08-22 12:46:56 PM
I_C_Weener: Donner Party?

Donner, party of 4?

...

Donner, party of 3?
 
2006-08-22 12:47:18 PM
I thought we were going to have all kinds of Hurricanes this year, isn’t that what the global warming crowd predicted? Then last night on the news they said the waters where hurricanes grow is colder than normal so there will be less. I guess you wouldn’t predict that if you believed the opposite. Then again almost anything the planet does is more “proof” of global warming in the right eyes, including being way wrong with predictions.
 
2006-08-22 12:47:38 PM
What if aliens just shut off the power in NYC and let the people turn on each other.

Anyone know what show this is from?
 
2006-08-22 12:50:22 PM
FEMA is getting ready as we speak.

and...

Why do storms hate America?
 
2006-08-22 12:52:00 PM
canyoneer

The littoral people

OK, OK, I looked it up and it does make sense but where the hell did you come up with littoral?
 
2006-08-22 12:52:10 PM
Mega-disasters are less powerful than ultra-disasters, as the Megazord on Power Rangers was made up of 1 fewer zord than the Ultrazord.
 
2006-08-22 12:53:24 PM
www.jimbonics.com
 
2006-08-22 12:53:24 PM
Panic mode engaged.
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2006-08-22 12:57:45 PM
japhy: What, is the water going to climb the Empire State Building like Godzilla?

Ten bucks says this is a movie by next summer.
 
2006-08-22 01:02:29 PM
In other news, oil prices rise $2/gallon today in the speculaton. More at 11.
 
2006-08-22 01:03:19 PM
Yes indeed, cpux, this definitely completes the trifecta.
 
2006-08-22 01:04:06 PM
Hurricanes have hit NYC in the past and will again.

Hogg Island anyone (and no it isn't like Fire Island but with fat people)?
 
2006-08-22 01:08:27 PM
Um, Hog Island even.

Here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hog_Island_(New_York)
 
2006-08-22 01:12:05 PM
Yes, yes, let us go down underground, in the subways, where the water can not find us.

(rolls eyes)

Better yet, maybe a hurricane will hit Boston and everyone can seek shelter in the Big Dig Tunnel.

Paging Mr. Romero... white courtesy phone....
 
2006-08-22 01:12:06 PM
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2006-08-22 01:15:51 PM
Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.
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2006-08-22 01:19:16 PM
brightcrazystar: I wonder if the guy who gets paid to monitor bunnies thinks the rabbit flu is serious.

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2006-08-22 01:24:22 PM
canyoneer: The littoral people are just asking for it, like sleeping on an infrequently-used railroad track.


Shorely, you don't mean that littorally...

/will stop beachin' now
 
2006-08-22 01:27:34 PM
"The subways are going to flood. Some people might think 'Hey, I'll go into the subways and I'll be safe.' No, they are going to flood."

Chucky sez: Ohhh, those people. I... I'd just let them go...
academy.d20.co.edu
 
2006-08-22 01:32:28 PM
Alright, get this. Are you sitting down? You ready for this? OK, here we go.

I predict that a massive earthquake will destroy a major city in the next one hundred years or so.

I predict that a major hurricane will cause more damage than Katrina in the next one hundred years or so.

I predict that Pauly Shore will die without having made one single funny joke.

Can I get some followers now?
 
2006-08-22 01:34:22 PM
If the subways flood, you can count on those thousands of albino alligators being forced from their subterranean homes, into the sunlight, blinking and hungry.
 
2006-08-22 01:35:46 PM
I blame Saffir Simpson for all this nonsense.
 
2006-08-22 01:40:17 PM
Do hurricanes take requests? Because I'd like one to take out I-95 so they have to repave the farker.
 
2006-08-22 01:41:31 PM
palisade_hacker: I predict that Pauly Shore will die without having made one single funny joke.

Ramen.
 
2006-08-22 01:48:31 PM
i live in queens in a fourth floor walk-up. suck it brooklyn. hipsters won't even know how to swim.
 
2006-08-22 01:50:25 PM
Hurricanes don't usually come that far north, and when they do, they aren't as powerful due to the colder waters. The chances of NYC taking serious damage from a hurricane is minimal at best.

There's "plenty of potential" for an asteroid the size of a small moon to hit the Earth within the next hundred years.

There's "plenty of potential" for a 8+ magnitude earthquake in the US within the next hundred years.

Don't forget tornados, plague, terrorist attack, etc. etc. Death is stalking us everywhere!

CNN is just plain retarded. They give lies and conjecture all over the place and their news spins so far to the left that it's worthless.
 
2006-08-22 01:50:40 PM
Thank you, Ric Romero.

The threat of hurricanes is very real though. Watched Spike Lee's katrina hurricane movie last night and it gave me chills.
 
2006-08-22 01:55:46 PM
"But as long as we continue to develop the coastline like we are, we're setting up for disaster."

There's the solution! Everybody move to Kansas!

/you go first
 
2006-08-22 01:56:45 PM
www.audacity.org

EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!
 
2006-08-22 02:05:13 PM
Old news, God told Pat Robertson this months ago.
 
2006-08-22 02:08:23 PM
j0ndas

Hurricanes don't usually come that far north, and when they do, they aren't as powerful due to the colder waters. The chances of NYC taking serious damage from a hurricane is minimal at best.

Long Island Express, 1938
Peak steady wind - 121
Peak gust - 186
Storm surge - 17'
Peak wave height - 50'
 
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