ashinmytomatoes: Dwight_Yeast: When I woke up today, I was wondering how so many people died during what really wasn't a horrible storm.Now I know.I feel bad for the kids that were inside watching TV when a tree came down on them and the little girl whose dad was an idiot, etc. This wasn't an ordinary Cat 1. Isaac, which came through my part of the country earlier this summer, wasn't an ordinary Cat 1, either. We really need to get better at predicting these things and create a better system for describing their possible impacts. Still, people should heed evacuation orders and stay inside during a storm.My cousin's husband's parents made it through Sandy. They had one of their cars crushed and a neighbor two blocks from them got killed by a tree and the rest of that neighbor's got put in critical condition by trees falling on their house.
WelldeadLink: ArcadianRefugee: Having several tons of wood hovering over my head? Not so much.You probably do. The weight ratio per square foot of 8-1/2" of cellulose is usually .97 pounds per square foot. That does not include the weight of the wood which is supporting your ceiling and roof.
FTGodWin: Fark Rye For Many Whores: ArcadianRefugee: People who let trees grow near their homes need to do a little geometry and see if it can reach the home if it topples. If so, trim it or get rid of it.I've never seen a house that didn't have this problem, it's a risk everyone takes. Unless you're in a desert.At my house during high-wind thunderstorms, at a minimum, we move to the downwind side of the house, so that any nearby trees fall away from the house. If that's not an option, then it's down to the basement.
pute kisses like a man: it seems like the only thing people pay attention to is windspeed. but isaac's damage didn't come from a high windspeed, just the fact it moved so slow, we enjoyed its presence for double or triple the amount of time of a normal hurricane.
His daughter was herself a bit of an activist, and helped organize Stop Horse Abuse, which was aimed at the carriage horses in Central Park.
Smelly Pirate Hooker: It is kind of amusing that people think weather can't kill them. Weather (nature, whatever you want to call it) kills people all the time.Animals flee fire and floods for a reason.
Max Awesome: I so feel bad for the kids though. It's not their fault their parents were dumbasses.That would suck to get killed because your moron father didn't want to get out of the way of a hurricane.
Dwight_Yeast: Why Would I Read the Article: I'm so glad that the dog survived. Not too broken up about the people.I've always wondered: if we kept people as pets, would people like you feel differently about them?
TOWG: I feel sorry for all of those that died but from the article it sure seems like we didn't lose any rocket scientists. Wonder what would happen if they got hit with a real storm?
Hagenhatesyouall: His daughter was herself a bit of an activist, and helped organize Stop Horse Abuse, which was aimed at the carriage horses in Central Park.And the Gods of Karma were watching....
debug: She came into contact with one end of the snapped wire.She caught fire.A half-dozen or so witnesses watched in utter horror. They said her body burned for about a half-hour before the police and firefighters arrived.I'm going to guess that it's going to be a closed casket, but you never know...[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x311]
Dwight_Yeast: Ed Finnerty: It's wood pulp with printing on it that depicts a little bit of what happened 24 hours ago....but that's not important right now.
M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: We always focus on the death tolls of hurricanes and other natural disasters, but I wonder if in some ways they actually save lives. How many people would have died over the last few days had the storm not happened? How many people who stayed safe in their homes would have died in car accidents or other random injuries? I assume that in places like NYC the storm killed more people than normal, but I live in Baltimore, and I heard on the local news this morning that no crimes were reported on Monday night (yes, no crimes in Baltimore!). Only three people died in the entire state of Maryland as a result of the storm, so maybe our area came out ahead. Of course I'm not saying that storms are actually a good thing, but it would be interesting to see the statistics about people dying during storms vs. on normal days.
Bit'O'Gristle: debug: She came into contact with one end of the snapped wire.She caught fire.A half-dozen or so witnesses watched in utter horror. They said her body burned for about a half-hour before the police and firefighters arrived.I'm going to guess that it's going to be a closed casket, but you never know...[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x311]/jesus christ...she was a photographer, who had 3 levels of home to shoot pics from the windows. But no, she had to walk out in the lightning and wind, and got fried. Sorry for her family, but that wasn't very smart. And oh, btw, i believe that the pic you posted is a russian cosmonaut that burned up re-entering the atmosphere after speaking with his president, who pretty much told him they skimped on the basic things needed to survive re-entry, because they were in a space race, so he was pretty much farked, and everyone knew it but him before he got shot off into space.. I understand that this poor bastard cursed "Stalin?" all the way to the ground on the radio. Unwilling hero. But i could be wrong.
Fano: When life gives you lemons, I see you make gallons of lemonade.
Flogirl: I'm just glad the dog survived.
Max Awesome: None of these geniuses thought to rent a motel room inland for a couple of days?
ashinmytomatoes: We really need to get better at predicting these things and create a better system for describing their possible impacts. Still, people should heed evacuation orders and stay inside during a storm.
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