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08:46 AM on 08/23/2011
"First big US threat in years"...
With respectm, I beg to differ. How about resource depletion, both domestic and worldwide, and not only of petroleum? This has been perhaps the biggest threat to our technological civilization for decades and it's not going away. By the middle of the 21st century, America and the world had better have a viable response to this question, if not sooner.
barbra1971
Sherry Hunt my hero
09:04 AM on 08/23/2011
Natural disaster threat they probably meant to say... what about oil spill, forgotten already?
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Jessica Ann Stallings
Alternative designer. Screw the norm.
08:39 AM on 08/23/2011
I have a friend stationed at one of the Navy's Virginia installations, so I'm really hoping things don't get too bad...
08:39 AM on 08/23/2011
Complacent? It's only been three years -- and in the interim hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens lived through floods. Oh yeah. The media didn't bother covering Nashville underwater. Now I see why the press might think nothing's happened in all this time and citizens might be COMPLACENT about the weather.
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saveourplanet
War, what is it good for?Absolutely nothin.
09:39 AM on 08/23/2011
I live in IL and I saw almost nightly coverage of the flooding in Nashville.
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Cacey
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08:38 AM on 08/23/2011
How much Federal Aid will these Red State Governors demand this time?
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p456
PeacefulWarrior
08:52 AM on 08/23/2011
After Katrina Bush gave more financial aid to Mississippi than he did to Louisiana where most of the damage was done. When will poor folks wake up and stop voting for these GOPTKLANBAGGERS?
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tmf945
08:53 AM on 08/23/2011
Every goddam penny they can get.
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heymack
In an insane world, a sane man must appear insane.
08:36 AM on 08/23/2011
Looking at how much we know about this storm a week before it hits and thinking about 100-200 years ago when people had no idea what was coming.  Amazing.
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annasophie1228
how you like them apples?
09:01 AM on 08/23/2011
if you are into reading non-fiction, i highly recommend "isaac's storm" by erik larson. it is about the hurricane that hit galveston in the early 1900's and the weather guy who tried to raise the alarm but was ignored.
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heymack
In an insane world, a sane man must appear insane.
09:08 AM on 08/23/2011
Not on Kindle so I did a "publisher's request" to get a Kindle version.  Looks like a very interesting book.
09:14 AM on 08/23/2011
Agreed. A great book, and an eye opener indeed. While our current weather prediction abilites are by no means perfect, they come a LONG way!
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krayonc
Travel is fatal to prejudice & bigotry.
09:15 AM on 08/23/2011
I think about that every year. I know a lot of people that watch how the sea turtles nest to determine how bad the hurricane season will be. I imagine that people back then were a lot more tuned in to nature. I'm a transplant from NM so I rely on a few local natives to tell me when to run & when to stay.

I don't know what I'd do without NOAA http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/tatl/loop-rb.html

There's something very comforting about being able to watch the storms are doing.
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heymack
In an insane world, a sane man must appear insane.
09:35 AM on 08/23/2011
Its a feeling of control.  Its human nature to feel best when you believe you are in control of your own fate.  

These storms are amazing.  I have lived most of my life on the east coast so I have experienced a number of these.  Coastal storms both summer and winter can be awe inspiring here.

I watch El Nino/La Nina patterns for guessing storm years.  During El Ninos the winter storms are bad and the hurricanes are not so bad.  During La Nina's and non eventful periods (no El Nino/La Nina) the hurricanes seem to hit the east coast more frequently.  I'm expecting a mile winter this year as far as snow fall but a few of these hurricanes to hit.
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saveourplanet
War, what is it good for?Absolutely nothin.
10:02 AM on 08/23/2011
Well if TeaPubs get their way, NOAA will non-relevant with little funding!
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8162385/lack_of_government_funding_to_kill.html
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08:35 AM on 08/23/2011
It looks like the path Hugo took. It hit Charleston SC and came all the way into the mountains of NC. Power out for weeks.
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Ain't skeered
09:03 AM on 08/23/2011
I hope it doesn't take Hugo's path or we're in for a direct hit in Charlotte.
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Tom Joad
"While there is a lower class, I am in it "
09:07 AM on 08/23/2011
...passed through SC 2 weeks after Hugo. I remember the complete devastation of pine forests in SC...
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DNAtsol
You are more than the sum of what you consume.
08:29 AM on 08/23/2011
Hugo, Ike, Katrina and Irene.....
Seems to be a vary narrow range of letters for major storm hitting US. Any correlations on what months these big ones that hit the US tend to form? That would be interesting.
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Ed Saletnik
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08:42 AM on 08/23/2011
You forgot Andrew and Rita
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Tom Joad
"While there is a lower class, I am in it "
08:48 AM on 08/23/2011
...Allen (1980), Andrew (1992), Camille (1969), Donna (1960), Hazel (1954), Betsy (1965), Fran (1996), Opal (1995)...there's plenty to choose from historically...here's the list:

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/ushurrlist.htm
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karen lyons kalmenson
i poem/paint, sometimes, i ain't
08:28 AM on 08/23/2011
Wishing the best to all in the path of nature's wrath...please remember your nonhuman family members!
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cuoi
I wish everyone happiness.
09:04 AM on 08/23/2011
Try to keep the straw dry for your pet rocks. Sorry, that was the first thing that popped in my head when I read your comment. Of course, your point is well taken that now is the time to make a plan for pets, not when the rain is coming through your walls and roof...
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karen lyons kalmenson
i poem/paint, sometimes, i ain't
12:03 PM on 08/23/2011
wasted my straw on the straw poll;-)