Looks like the hurricane downgraded to Category 1 ahead of hitting North Carolina which is good news but the danger is far from over.
Already seeing so many idiots talking about “typical weathermen” and them being wrong. These are likely the very same people who will be complaining if we have extended power outages. The roads get bad here during an average storm so I don’t even want to get into how bad they would with up to a foot of rain falling in a three hour period as was being mentioned last night. I’d rather the Hurricane Center be wrong while being extra cautious instead of being wrong by taking things lightly. If you live in a high rise building and are safe from the flooding don’t take things lightly as the higher you are the more wind damage your apartment can receive. They’ve been talking about being worried about falling debris from skyscrapers in Manhattan injuring people on the ground.
I don’t know why it is so hard for people to grasp that certain areas are asked to evacuate early so there is less traffic on the roads at the end. NJ has had only a few counties be evacuated so far and there was already a 20 mile backup on the Garden State Parkway (which is like one of the few real highways in the area instead of the typical 2-3 lane ones we get around here). I heard people on the radio complain about the sports station here spreading paranoia in calling for the Giants/Jets pre-season game today to be postponed. Let me bold that part for you…..pre-season game.
NYC folks can find what kind of evacuation zone they are in by going here. You can also find shelter locations there.
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Be safe….get the hell out if their is an evacuation called for where you live. Better to be safe then to put your life in danger or that of any first responders that might have to respond to an emergency.
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