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    Default Hurricane Sandy

    Good luck to our US members - this looks as if it will be ugly.

    Sandy's winds are set to intensify as it merges with a wintry storm from the western US. A number of states on the East Coast have declared an emergency.
    BBC News - Hurricane Sandy: New York City transit suspended

    We moan and bitch about our weather here - we should count our blessings.

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    Taking it to another level, this could be a chance for Obama to act Presidential in a big way days before the Presidential election.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Apparently it may join up with an Arctic Storm!

    Of course, apparently, we're not to be worried by the idea of "oceans rising".
    "Only by applying the most rigorous standards do we pay writing in Irish the supreme compliment of taking it seriously." - Breandán Ó Doibhlín.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Taking it to another level, this could be a chance for Obama to act Presidential in a big way days before the Presidential election.
    Not just that, if it's bad (and it might turn out to be nt so bad as feared) then it'll deprive Romney of much-needed publicity in the last few days (while Obama can get to look all Presidential).

    On a personal note, my brother-in-law lives in New Jersey, and it seems to be headed straight there, I do hope it isn't as bad as feared (nor the storm surge as great as feared).

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    Am I right in thinking that north-eastern America have predominantly stone built houses?
    Last edited by Riadach; 28th October 2012 at 11:36 PM.
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    The insurance industry will be having a sleepless few hours. We'll all have to pay if they get badly hit.
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    Sometimes, when all the prep is done for such events, they do not happen at the scale predicted.

    Just hope that is the case here.

    Of course the media outlets are gagging for a disaster of Biblical proportions.

    I think there has been plenty of warning about this. Lessons learned from Katrina.

    @Riadach, yes, you may be right, stone built houses predominate I think... Unlike the flimsy things in Florida and the like that get bashed every time.

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    And not a word about climate change in the debates,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach View Post
    Am I write in thinking that north-eastern America have predominantly stone built houses?
    predominantly wood in New England from what I have seen

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