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Speaking of people in hurricanes doing sillly stuff

by Dragon / July 11, 2005 1:38 AM PDT

I rememeber a previous hurricane in which there was a woman with her arms wrapped around a light pole so she wouldnt blow away. She was yelling into a microphone so she could be heard. I guess somebody in a truck drover her out there and then drove out there again to pick her up.

I think hurricanes are covered too much as it is. People need to be sufficiently warned, but why sensationalize them?

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Don't you realize, Dragon,...
by Paul C / July 11, 2005 7:29 AM PDT

...that all this coverage makes excellent Darwin Awards research material? Wink

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re: TV coverage
by Angeline Booher / July 11, 2005 7:56 AM PDT

.... when TV coverage was in it's younger days.

There would be fools surfing.

And one woman took her young child to the sea wall to ''watch the hurricane''.

As for TV coverage, it possibly serves some purposes. besides showing hat happens, and save lives with the information. They warn about clogged highways, no gasoline, etc. It also can help raise donations to agencies like the Red Cross. I know that last year a crew of electrical workers went to Florida to help restore power. I mention that because I know how grateful we were in my area when crews from other states came to help restore power following a massive ice storm.

A good reminder that there can always be something around the corner to disrupt people's lives.

Not to sound heartless, but I have not missed all of the political stuff.

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Then, of course, there were all those people who went down
by Kiddpeat / July 11, 2005 8:55 AM PDT
In reply to: re: TV coverage

to the beach to see the Tsunami. Bad mistake.

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Standing in line at the beginning of life
by MarciaB / July 11, 2005 11:56 AM PDT

and God said "Here's your brains," and these people thought He said "Here's your train." Already had one of those, so they turned him down.

LOL Grin


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Going out in a hurricane is almost as silly as
by dirtyrich / July 11, 2005 9:09 PM PDT

voting Democrat. :-P
A lighthearted jest towards my Democrat brethren on the board.

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