Do you think all the preparations for the chance that Hurricane Irene will be as bad as all the media say it will be, is it just too much hype or is there really the possibility that it will be destructive.
UPDATE: Saturday, August 27 – 9am – It appears the storm has hit North Carolina, but it has died down and just a category one, which can still be dangerous, but not the three they expected, that all the media has been reporting. Basically all transportation and offices have closed down on the east coast and even the subway system in NYC closes today at noon. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best, but I still think it’s overkill, bigtime. Some media talking heads are even reporting you should put a tag on your toe with your name inside your shoe, because you could “BE DEAD.”UPDATE: Sunday, August 28/2011 – Was the whole situation an overreaction, you bet, but that is the best way to do it, based on what was coming into New York and they were prepared for the worst.I’ll give you a simple answer, let’s say you go to a local bank and all the tellers are behind bullet proof glass. They don’t expect that everyone coming into the bank is going to rob them, they are prepared for the .1% that come in to hold up the clerks. Same thing here, they did a wonderful job in preparing, but if they did nothing, and New York was covered in water and thousands killed, who do you think they would have blamed? It was/is a no-win situation for the government, but although I doubted the seriousness of it, I am so happy it’s just a heavy rain storm, and I am sure, so are you.