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Hyping a Hurricane Nothingburger

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Posted By: DVC, 8/21/2023 8:18:12 PM

The Media Says The Deadly Hurricane Hilary Is Reeking Havoc All Across San Diego County, Souther California, The LA River Is Out Of Control…. Meanwhile California Residents Continue To Post Their Own Videos… The Media Says The Deadly Hurricane Hilary Is Reeking Havoc All Across San Diego County, Souther California, The LA River Is Out Of Control…. Meanwhile California Residents Continue To Post Their Own Videos…


Doesn't look too apocalyptic from the videos. Appears to be dead calm with light rain and fog.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Beardo 8/21/2023 9:05:57 PM (No. 1539590)
I live in the San Bernardino mountains, which was in the direct path of the storm. This was a mild storm. There were no strong winds and the amount of rain was not extraordinary. The only damage to my property was 1 plastic patio chair falling over. Driving around the area this morning, I saw zero damage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Citoyen 8/21/2023 9:14:29 PM (No. 1539596)
Obviously overhyped. Here in Palm Springs the usual streets that often flood during the winter rains were flooded. Maybe a few more with this storm. I staved off the water approaching the living room door with a broom. The pool that received my broomed water is now filthy. I think the hype was due to the lack of actual hurricanes from the Caribbean this season. We’ve been told, falsely, that hurricanes are more prevalent and fiercer due to global warming. So far those dire predictions haven’t come true this season. The hopes were pinned on Hilary and she was a dud.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine 8/21/2023 9:32:06 PM (No. 1539608)
The climate change activists are desperately trying to make it look like real climate change is happening. It isn't. Rain and floods happen all the time. Strong winds happen all the time here. The fires, tho, I firmly believe are purposely set. Anyone else notice straight line fires? That was briefly talked about in California once but I just vaguely listened. Then last week a photo was shown of five straight lines of fires in Maui. Laser fires?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 8/21/2023 9:50:42 PM (No. 1539619)
FTA:Hurricane Hilary, which formed off Baja, was a Category 2, which is generally puny to start with. It slid down to Category 1 in a matter of hours. Then, even more quickly, it became a tropical storm I hate to be nit-picky but this information is all wrong. The storm formed off of Mexico's central coast. At one point it was Category 4 while moving out to sea. But instead of turning further out to sea as most storms do, it moved northward toward Baja. The wind speed was overhyped but the potential for flooding wasn't. In 2017 Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a mere tropical storm when it caused most over it's $100 billion in damage. Hurricane Agnes in 1972 was a 'puny storm' but killed over 100 people - mostly in PA and upstate NY. The flooding kills most victims anymore.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Timber Queen 8/21/2023 9:55:04 PM (No. 1539621)
Up here in Mendocino County, we've been cloudy all day and got a bit of rain this afternoon. It's been a welcome relief from our recent heat wave. Thanks, climate change!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man 8/21/2023 11:18:19 PM (No. 1539658)
#4 One thing not obvious about the damage from Harvey what that sooo much of the damage was caused by the government. My house, along with thousands of others, was flooded by an intentional dam release from Lake Conroe. The storm was pretty much over when they opened the flood gates WAY too fast. They calculated who was going to get flooded and sent around a message to get prepared. The water that was released (and went flowing through my house) was crystal clear. No mud at all, because it was good clean reservoir water and it was completely unnecessary because they only needed to slow the release by a few hours. My house had about 1" of water in it, which ruined 2000 sqft of oak flooring. Similar, but much worse, story for the Addicks/Barker dams which flooded the Buffalo Bayou for a week. That was a choice made by the government. Many thousands of very expensive homes were flooded to protect the dam that was supposed to protect the houses. They said they were concerned the dam might breach and damage a mosque on the south end.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 8/21/2023 11:49:47 PM (No. 1539668)
Brylcreem got the photo he needed for the upcoming campaign - in working duds, standing among some soldiers wearing cammies.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/22/2023 4:22:29 AM (No. 1539745)
First off, it was NOT a hurricane. It was a tropical depression.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/22/2023 7:49:07 AM (No. 1539866)
Anything named Hillary is bound to cause havoc and destruction.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 8/22/2023 7:56:04 AM (No. 1539873)
Every weather event for the past five years has been hyped as deadly, unprecedented, atmospheric blast, shocking, apocalyptic, etc. It's almost like there was an agenda.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FJB 2022 23 24 8/22/2023 8:22:20 AM (No. 1539897)
Down here on the Gulf Coast this would be an afternoon thunderstorm.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JackBurton 8/22/2023 8:46:21 AM (No. 1539918)
Grammar police here. "Reeking havoc" Yeah. It reeks fer shure. Or should I say, it wreaks?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/22/2023 10:44:00 AM (No. 1540030)
Re #12, phononyms absolutely baffle a lot of folks, sadly, and the spell checker has no clue, either.
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