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Comment: I'll second that... (Score 2) 117

by p.rican (#44976149) Attached to: As Hurricane Season Looms, It's Disaster-Preparedness Time
With all of the looting that went on by my house, you'd better keep the shotguns. There are some real opportunistic bastards out there with no conscience. Had loads of people driving through the neighborhood to see how bad we (East Rockaway) got hit. Problem was that you couldn't tell them apart from the savages that were looking for where they were going to "visit" later on that night. Generators stolen, aluminum siding, anything resembling a fuel can, just to name a few.

We as a society are doomed if we get hit with a disaster worse than Sandy.

Comment: Re:Once in a Hundred-Year storm... (Score 1) 148

by p.rican (#44300693) Attached to: Hurricane Sandy a 1-in-700-Year Event Says NASA Study
Irene dropped approximately 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Sandy dropped approximately 2 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. The full moon, high tide and meeting up with another storm system in the northeast is what killed us. A lot oif things went "right" for it to become a super storm

Comment: Re:The problem with Probability... (Score 2, Insightful) 148

by p.rican (#44300581) Attached to: Hurricane Sandy a 1-in-700-Year Event Says NASA Study
Wrong.

It was a Category 1 Hurricane with Category 2 damage. It hit at high tide with a full moon and it met up with another storm system that was already over the northeast. Take a ride around NJ or the south shore of Long Island or Staten Island and tell me again that it was weak. Also remember that most of the people affected JUST got their homes/lives straigthened out from Irene 13 months prior.

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