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Out of the Blue

Hurricane Sandy is not yet imposing her will on our area the way the first forecasts suggested, so it's still a mystery what sort of impact the storm will have. It's a bit drizzly and windy now, but that's obviously just the early hints, and our village has already declared a state of emergency, which sets a tone. As I said yesterday, there's no reason to be particularly concerned for the BlueTower, as the worst we are likely to suffer in our location is a power outage (though, of course, that would impact my ability to update the site), and here's hoping that others in the path of the storm are equally secure, and that everyone manages to come through this relatively unscathed.

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38. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 09:26 xXBatmanXx
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:24:
They have shown exactly:
1 building with damage.
1 apt with the wall that fell off
A few trees (some stations have even shown the same few trees)
Flooding of coastal homes (duh)
A bent crane that seems to be the worst damage and most devastating for the news people "cause I know people that live in the area"
Snow, which is fine, it is about that time of year.

You're not going to see buildings toppling over and other cute movie tidbits, it's a hurricane, not Deep Impact

Severe flooding is rather boring as far as vicarious entertainment but still incredibly destructive to infrastructure such as power and transit. Sources of info below.

1 2 3

The pictures the local media put out are rather boring.

But they include pictures from Haiti - which looks 10x worse.

Maybe I am desensitized to flooding, as the MN river valley, etc gets flooded every year. I have zero sympathy for those who live in those areas, but it is pretty bad ALMOST every year. I guess I have the same lack of empathy for a coastal area (see New Orleans) as I chose to live in an area relatively shielded from natural disasters. Dummies live in Florida and deal with this multiple times a year. Peeps live in Tornado alley (not sure why), West coasters are crazy and deal with those quakes that give no warning, etc etc etc. I dunno. Guess ya just gotta deal with what you are dealt. We get more snow than East coast, but no one cares.

Tornados hit MN in the southern area and we just clean up and move on (can't speak for the MPLS tornado, at least not for North Minneapolis where they all were waiting for someone to clean the mess up for them - and still are) but the north METRO area hit by same said tornado - they all cleaned up and repaired and moved on. I have family that was affected by that - we just showed up, cleaned up, had a bbq, and went home.

I dunno. I am probably just an inconsiderate A-hole, and i am ok with that.

This comment was edited on Oct 30, 2012, 09:31.
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