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Hurricane Sandy Could Bring 'Catastrophe,' Affect 60 Million: Is the Storm Overhyped?

Chris D 2012/10/29 17:00:00
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Did you see "The Perfect Storm" with Marky-Mark Wahlberg? Those waves were big! Is Hurricane Sandy going to live up to its press coverage and hype... or is this just a big overreaction?

CNN.COM reports:
Tens of millions of people were hunkered down Monday, bracing for howling winds, torrential downpours and storm surges.
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Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/us/tropical-weather-...

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  • ehrhornp 2012/11/05 01:08:42
    No
    ehrhornp
    One hell of a storm. Just glad it didn't hit me.
  • Devil Woman 2012/11/01 22:32:00
    No
    Devil Woman
    +1
    The media does not tend to overstate the seriousness of the situation when it come to reporting disasters. And it is not over yet!!! I expect there to be even more problems with this storm and the aftermath of it. With Global Warming or Climate Change we will see more severe disasters in the near future.
  • Jennel aka Nastia Fan 2012/10/31 14:14:37
    No
    Jennel aka Nastia Fan
    It's a serious thing, and sometimes it's good because if it REALLY is that bad then you should warn everyone before so no one gets hurt.
  • Airhead 2012/10/30 22:33:25 (edited)
    No
    Airhead
    Some areas have it really bad. Our only problem was the cable internet going out but I have my laptop upstairs receiving the neighbors DSL through wifi and sharing it over the network via router until comcast fixes the lines.
  • A Founding Father 2012/10/30 18:58:42
    No
    A Founding Father
    Obviously not. Is the photo attached here photo shopped? If not, it is an amazing snap, symbolic of the storm in which we find our nation today.
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/10/30 18:47:00
    No
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    NO!
  • Joker~RWAC/CFM 2012/10/30 18:45:37
  • Tuna 2012/10/30 17:58:02
    Yes
    Tuna
    We had 5 Sandys, Katrinas, Ikes in Florida in ONE year, tore up the whole damn State; did anybody hear war drums for us in Washington?? florida hurricane florida hurricane
  • Joker~R... Tuna 2012/10/30 18:50:40
  • Tuna Joker~R... 2012/10/30 21:50:19
    Tuna
    Simple point;we LEARN. The ONLY thing you can do is #1 prepare; #2. get the hell out of its way; #3. go back and clean up. Just like the left coast and their earthquakes. You LEARN and build things better. Why the blizzards thing?We live here so we don't have to handle your blizzards.
  • Joker~R... Tuna 2012/10/30 23:45:32
  • Tuna Joker~R... 2012/10/31 17:44:54
    Tuna
    They had a dressed rehersal this time last year; there is such a thing as concrete telephone poles now that don't break; the 100 year old oak trees either need to go or trimmed back ALOT for hurricane season; you prepare !! It's not that important that you make a mistake, it's where you go from there; it's how you rebound that counts.
  • lee 2012/10/30 17:53:50
    Yes
    lee
    better to be over hyped than to be ignored like we had under GWB.

    lives have been saved.

    this is what government is FOR

    federal government... and romney wants to privatize FEMA!

    that is a perfectly asinine idea.
  • evangelism_vision 2012/10/30 17:48:34
    No
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    Prayers for everyone on the East Coast. Those who are able, offer assistance, and donate to the American Red Cross
  • thefatguy 2012/10/30 17:10:54
    Yes
    thefatguy
    The storm was bad but the media over-hypes all natural disasters because of ratings.
  • LeroyRo... thefatguy 2012/10/30 17:48:55
    LeroyRogers
    The media mantra-

    If it burns, it earns.
    If it bleeds, it leads.
  • Dale 2012/10/30 16:53:58
    No
    Dale
    Some on the West Coast might think there is a bit of hype, but I somehow doubt those in the Northeast think so.
  • OneLastWord 2012/10/30 16:33:47
    No
    OneLastWord
    NO! Listen to the NOAA, and then get the hell out of Dodge as your told.
  • emilyiscool 2012/10/30 15:56:47
    No
    emilyiscool
    Its not fair
  • Big brother 2012/10/30 15:43:31
  • Buster 2012/10/30 14:48:03
    No
    Buster
    People are dying... so definitely not!
  • King 2012/10/30 14:40:33
  • Kigan 2012/10/30 14:26:23
    No
    Kigan
    Prepare for the worst and you'll be ready for the rest as well.
  • TrickyPre 2012/10/30 14:22:01
    No
    TrickyPre
    Take cover, head west on foot
  • Wally-Molon Labe! 2012/10/30 14:05:14
    No
    Wally-Molon Labe!
    +1
    Now that the storm itself is over many states are dealing with flood damage, fires, power outages, wind, downed trees, worst subway damage in history and initial estimates put cost in the billions.

    So the people who complain about storms being over hyped may want to check with the families of the dead. I would rather prepare for the worst then sit at home laughing at those who do.
  • Null_Shock 2012/10/30 13:50:11
    No
    Null_Shock
    +1
    I don't think you can over hype natural disasters....just my opinion.
  • Dhawgg 2012/10/30 13:21:56
  • irish 2012/10/30 12:55:41
    Yes
    irish
    they ALWAYS over hype these storms and real storms manage to get no coverage until they hit.
    we had NO howling winds,torrential downpours,juts rain ,light most of the time. but flooding will be a problem.
  • DeeDee 2012/10/30 12:43:37 (edited)
    No
    DeeDee
    +3
    Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) http://o.canada.com/2012/10/3...

    subway commuter rail service sunday evening photo andrew burtongetty images

    The tanker ship John D Caddell is seen washed up on Front Street in Staten Island as a result of the storm. (ABC7) Read more: http://live.nydailynews.com/E...

    washed street staten island result storm abc7 read httplive nydailynews
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/10/30 12:32:54
    Yes
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +1
    Especially compared to ACTUAL disasters, like the tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan.
  • chamcha... Sodahea... 2012/10/30 15:19:32
  • LOTR_HP... Sodahea... 2012/10/30 15:46:32
  • Joker~R... Sodahea... 2012/10/30 16:52:50
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/10/30 12:32:01
    No
    Nekosarethebest
    +1
    I was overhyped for Delaware, but not for new jersey, and new york.
  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/10/30 12:08:46 (edited)
    No
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    As someone that grew up dodging hurricanes in the south, it is always wise to take the warnings seriously. That said, a storm that impacts the very heart of the Broadcast News Business in NYC has got to generate some coverage...

    Besides, the storm gives the MSM an excuse to ignore the possibility that Obama was in the WH situation room while they watched the Benghazi attack in real time. The MSM now can ignore the fact that Americans on the ground were begging Washington to send help. The SEAL that was "painting the attacking mortar location" with his lazar targeting device only does that when lazar guided ordinance is orbiting overhead. Yet permission to release the guided bombs or missiles never came. The enemy used the lazar as THEIR targeting to direct their mortar fire back onto the SEAL team member that was trying to save our Ambassador and he was killed.

    So intended or not... the Perfect Storm... ends up being the Perfect Distraction.

    The fabricated mushroom shaped cloud over NYC is a chilling analogy of the convenient distraction that it really is.
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  • exsecrare Adakin ... 2012/10/30 13:18:55
    exsecrare
    +1
    That picture is fake. Just saying.
  • Adakin ... exsecrare 2012/10/30 14:09:54
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    Of course it is... I've been through several hurricanes and can see that. The water is calm... that wouldn't happen if that was a real tropical storm.
    == == ==
    Regardless... the photo is perfect for the analogy of pointing to the MSM and their use of it as a distraction from the long term affects of the OTHER storm that they are ignoring...
  • irish Adakin ... 2012/10/30 13:51:51
    irish
    photoshopped fake pic!
  • gary Adakin ... 2012/10/30 14:52:23
    gary
    sir, can I have some fries with that!
  • peter.g.mackie 2012/10/30 11:49:53
    No
    peter.g.mackie
    +1
    It's obvious that people need to be aware of the dangers. Anything could happen now as a result of climate change. I hope that this will wake up the sceptics.
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