By cupnoodles - 28/10/2012 20:14 - United States - Stony Brook
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A hurricane is a hurricane no matter where it is. People have died already. Plus living in a hurricane prone are isn't something to brag about. Shut up.
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You'll live. Storms here in Texas are much worse, your little "hurricane" is a rain storm to our real ones. Last year was so bad I huddled up in my mom's basement and cry-jerked like a little bitch. #cityfolkproblems
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Kiss my ass, shitbird. It's a category 1, that's not bad, whoever died probably shouldn't have been outside. I've been through category 3 hurricanes, jerking my bitch ass 4-incher into a stupor just to deal, those are a pain in the ass.
You shut up,1. In the north east they aren't used to hurricanes. It is just like having a flood in the desert. The damage is more severe because things aren't made to survive hurricanes in places like New York. Oh and FYI, it isn't a 'little hurricane, it is a super hurricane. Hang in their, east coast!
@rocker chick, actually there was one a few years ago in the north east, it wasn't bad but everyone bitched about it till after it actually hit. To everyone else I know hurricanes are bad, I know Louisiana has had even worse ones. Also I never said it was imaginary, I just said it's not that bad, be thankful it's just a category 1.
@breathemein we don't have snow where I'm from but when it ices over we have to close down because our cars and roads are NOT prepared for that but YOURS are.
Don't worry pandalover69, I'm on your side. One time, this girl was talking about how there was increasing break ins in her town so she got security cameras installed, new locks and what not and I was like "Yo, I get robbed every damn day! My neighborhood is so dangerous and bad my alarm clock is someone shanking me in my limbs. I got rats on rats on rats. Someone stole my pajamas while I was sleeping. You don't know what real robbery is." Some people nowadays...
14 I am from Alaska, oh how I miss it D: And really, are we seriously discussing whose natural disaster is worse? Shit I'm smack dab in tornado ally, those happen at random from spring to early fall, we don't get to evacuate or get a heads up, but I'm not about to compare. So ladies, you're all pretty. Get over yourselves those who are arguing this.
I'm from the north (Connecticut) now I reside in the south ( Florida) for two years now. My first hurricane I panicked myself since it was new to me. Hurricane sandy went by already. I just thought it was a rain storm but that's because now I got used to it. Just like I was used to snow storms. If you're not used to it you'll panic just like I used to. But that's with anything new. Am I mistaken?
@65 - It's barely a category 1 storm right now. It's going to dump a lot of rain on the northwest and cause some flooding, but in all seriousness the biggest threat the storm poses is the potential lack of infrastructure in these states to deal with hurricanes. So, yeah... it's not the "perfect storm." If this storm hit Florida under these same conditions, it would barely be in the news.
At one, it may be only a cat1 storm, but it's supposed to collide with a cold front, which is bad. Warm air colliding with cold air will cause many problems, including the possibility or tornadoes. Not to mention it is always a bad thing when two major storms meet up with each other, so before you judge, please research. I live in Louisiana, so I know just how rough a hurricane can be and it's stupid to underestimate even a cat1. The hurricane that recently hit us was only a cat1 and it caused tons of damage in some areas.
Try living in upstate New York where we drive through snowstorms and get slammed with like 5 feet of heavy wet snow at a time. Where you have to leave 1.5 hours early to get to work 20 minutes away. Where you drive 10 mph on the interstate and you can't see 5 feet off the front of your car. Got 4 wheel drive? Good, that won't help you when you're 50 feet off the road in a ditch. My point is don't be so quick to belittle the hardships and challenges of others. Thank you.
1- Try living in an area colder and less prepared conditions for hurricanes. Its freezing rain, and causes large flooding. Its been raining non stop all day. I'm not liking the fact that it can cause severe floods.. Just because you live basically in the west part of the south (You make it seem like the hurricane started in the Gulf!) doesn't mean you can brag. Try being in Florida, Cuba , Jamaica, etc. :/ OP is freaked because Sandy is major. NY doesn't really have to worry about hurricanes.. But when it does.. Bad news.
I live in Texas and I wanted to apologize on behalf of the asshole who left that comment. I've NEVER been through a hurricane, a lot of Texans haven't. The commenter is very wrong! A hurricane is a hurricane. No matter what, it is very devastating and damaging. My prayers go out to y'all! :)
1, shut the fuck up. South East Asia experiences the highest non-tornadic winds known to man. Their cyclones are easily 1,000 miles wide and can reach sustained wind speeds of almost 200MPH. Your storms are only slightly smaller pussies than those of the East Coast. Unless you live in Guam, you have no room to talk on the matter. Besides, all she was referring to was the power going out, not the size or severity of the storm.
Looks like #1 is going to win the douchebag of the year award. Just because you're used to hurricanes doesn't mean everyone is. I live in San Francisco so I'm used to always having to be prepared for earthquakes, but I'm not going to tell someone that hasn't grown up with earthquakes to "shut up and deal with it" because to them, it's probably absolutely terrifying. Just like how people in the bay area aren't prepared for snow storms or hurricanes or tornadoes. Sorry for any grammatical errors, my brains slightly fried from studying all day.
I was REALLY hoping 1 was being sarcastic. I was like, "Since when does Texas have bad hurricanes?? They've got to be joking." I think I just lost even more hope for humanity ... Anyway, I'm in central Virginia, and it's already here. It's not bad, just a lot of wind and rain, but I pray for the Northeast when this thing hits that cold front.
Pandalover, I grew up in South Florida, and we obviously get a lot of tropical activity. Let me tell you something about "all this freaking out for nothing", did you know our school system would close down up to two days before any cataclysmic storm would hit? Did you know that we bored up, and take precaution even if "it's just a category 1"? Sure, we have hurricane parties and make the most of it, but we are STILL PREPARED. And this is a state that should be called Hurricane Alley. The point is, Mother Nature can be a scary place, imagine how scary that is when it's something out of the norm. You, my friend, are presumptuous asshole. I hope the next category 1 hurricane runs through your neighborhood. After all, it's just some wind and rain.
Lol everyone's cars are prepared for snow, but people who don't deal with it every winter freak the fuck out over 1 cm of snow because they don't know how to handle it. Apparently, it's the end of the world if that happens. So chill, people bitching that the north are whimps when it comes to hurricanes. At least you don't have to deal with snow.
I live in NY so hurricanes are new to me. But regardless of where you live I don't think anyone can get used to seeing massive trees being uprooted and thrown about in the wind. It's absolutely terrifying outside we're sandbagging our cars and our schools and universities are closing and people are being evacuated.
1- I didn't read all 71 comments to you, but I want to post a reply anyway You can stfu, Texas barely ever gets hurricanes and they are usually there after they pummel the fuck out of Louisiana (where I live) New York barely ever gets them, I can see their concern about being prepared, and worried. If you knew anything about hurricanes or New York, you'd know that Sandy has been in the ocean building strength and will be terrible. And that state isn't used to them, so their buildings aren't geared towards protecting against them like they are here. So it could possibly do even more damage. Have a little sympathy you PoS.
I live in MA and I feel that the big problem isn't so much the flooding, but all the trees that get knocked down. My area is very thick with woods and after the last storm we were stuck on our dead end street with trees laid across the road, crushing cars and houses as well. National Grid wasn't prepared at all so we had wires in the road for about 4-5 days. The Cape doesn't hold up too well with storms either. God bless everyone going through any natural disaster
What about those New Yorkers (like OP) whose streets will be flooded, possibly displacing millions? What about our neighbors On the Jersey Shore, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, whose homes and neighborhoods were only designed to withstand the occasional tropical storm? And my home Marlyand: we usuallly get the leftovers of the North's blizzards and the South's tropical storms. Now that we have a hurricane from the South and a hige cold front from the North, the Western part of my state has to deal with both a hurricane and a huge blizzard as the aftermath. Nothing compared to what West Virginia has coming, possibly 5 feet of snow. Try telling them the same thing.
I have family in Texas. The hurricanes in Texas are normally just crazy rainstorms. I have family out on the east coast. Sure they live on a coast but they dont get THAT many hurricanes its something they arent used to. You clearly have no concern for other people. Good luck to you OP. Hope yoy went out and got something else. Never send a man to do a womans job.
omg you're right if it hit Florida it wouldn't be news. there have been times when Texas has been hit with horrible ones and no one gave a shit. In the last bad one, which was Ike I think, my family didn't have power for almost 2 weeks but you know what I didn't post on here, we got through it and not once did I worry about my safety. That was a category 3.
You JUST made the point everyone else has been making, you idiot! We in the northeast are prepared for the vicious snow and ice storms, but when a hurricane makes its way up, we aren't ready for it. It's not exactly a common occurrence. Wow, there sure are some real fools on the internet.
Pandalover69 AKA dickhead, have you even seen pictures of hurricane sandy in new York!? Entire neighborhoods are flooded with sand and ocean water, houses are so collapsed that it looks like there was 6.0 earthquake, streets have like 5 feet of water in some areas, just look up the pictures and see for yourself how bad it is in some areas. And yes, if that happened in Texas, people WOULD be hearing about it because it's not just some little rainstorm. Look up your facts before you act like a pig-headed moron. And I suggest you stop commenting on this thread unless you decide to smarten up and realize how rude and inconsiderate of others you are being.
hey #1. I'm from Mississippi and you don't know anything about hurricanes over there in TX so stop being a douchebag. Over here we get more hurricanes than anyone else except FL. And to all ya'll affected by Sandy I hope you are all ok and the recovery is quick. We are praying for ya'll!! God Bless!!
133- I dont know. We had heat before electricity was available from a outlet on the wall so there must be some way. /sarcasm 49- I have a few small propane tanks and an old camp grill for when the power goes out. I also keep about a week ahead worth of canned food in case a blizzard or something strikes and locks us in for a few days.
Valentina's!! I got the big ass one in my fridge right now. For real though, in a non-emergency setting... top-ramen, or whatever kind of noodles you're making, throw som sriracha sauce and an egg or two in there and it's a new way to way noodles that's more flavorful and more rich in protein.
You all know that by eating raw noodles, the noodles can get bigger in your stomach with the "moisture" of your stomach. This can lead to constipation and it can kill you if you eat to much of it because it's to much for your tummy to digest while the food gets bigger. People actually really died like this. So I really highly recommend no one to eat raw noodles. You never know how your stomach will digest it.
113 I'm not saying I want it to end like last year, I'm saying I rather it does smaller damage like last year than major damage like predicted. If it hit, whether it is big damages or small damages, something will happen. If we can pick, of course nobody want this to happen, but we call know this can't exactly be prevented.
OP here! My boyfriend bought regular cup noodles, but our building uses electricity for hot water. We ended up buying one of those hot plates, which was a good investment! Although his comment was really uncalled for, speaking respectfully to #1, I think that everyone has their own issues to deal with. We use this site for each others entertainment and to tell others general issues we have as people. Similarly to how you MIGHT post about getting stuck at home from, what maybe many New Yorkers consider, a little amount of snow and saying FML, I am doing the same about about a, what you consider, little category 1 storm. I hope your mood turns around because taking it out on someone you don't know over the internet will only cause a lot of psychological damage to you and potentially someone who is not self-actualized or confident. The area we live in is currently in danger of a power outage, but I think we're ready for it! Thank you everyone for all their warm prayers and so much more! :)