Wordly Wednesday

Dear Furiends,M4

Yesterday, the Keys started evacuating & I can understand that, since there is basically one way in/out & they are more or less in the path. I can also understand Miami taking action by closing schools so they can convert them into shelters, but I can’t fathom why locals are panicking. IF Irma follows the European path, it will head North through mid-Florida. Being overland leeches away the power. Thus far, it hasn’t encountered a large mass of land to do that. Our state would do the trick. By the time it gets up to us, I expect it to be a 3 or maybe even 2. Matthew was a 3 and more of an annoyance than anything else. IF it follows a more western strand, we don’t have any worries. IF it follows a more Eastern one, in the Atlantic, I will need to reevaluate my choice of staying put.
Mom says that when she was a kid, reporters shared information; emotion was in sitcoms and fiction,.Over the years,  mom and I been hearing more and more emotion from reporters. For instance a reporter just said, “the storm is barreling into_____”, she was using a breathless tone and wringing her hands….. …. Irma is moving about 13 mph, that is hardly barreling.  I am not saying that Irma isn’t worth preparing

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for, I’m saying that reporters are over dramatizing it because they apparently think that is their job… IMHO, their job is sharing information, not panic.  I hate to thin how many might get trapped on roads and/or have accidents as they flee. Even Purrseidon seems to be over reacting. Would you believe that she put on her super-cat-storm-fighter outfit? Now tell me how a 10 pound cat is going to take on a hurricane?!?
Mr. M =^.^=
PS: I am going to decompress from all this emotion in my box.  This post is part of Create with Joy’s Wordless Wednesdayblog hop.

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  1. Mr. M – I agree completely with you about the news people being over emotional. I also think it’s stupid that they send people into the middle of a storm to report on how awful the storm is. (They are particularly bad here when storms make the roads icy and they want to show how dangerous they are.) It looks like you will be right about the hurricane. Maybe Purrseidon just wanted to show how cute she is in the costume.

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    1. You certainly have my sisfur’s purrsonality pegged… those reporters, too. IMHO, there is something very wrong with people who go out of their way to be in the middle of the storm telling others that they need to take cover.
      As I type, Irma is assaulting the Keys, and I expect its path to go up the Gulf side of my state, so I will be a long way from the center of its power. That said, it is a very wide storm, so we will get rain or maybe a tropical storm. That said, the pressure is getting to me, so I’m spending a lot of quality box time… Saphera is pacing and Purrseidon is excited… =^.^=

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    1. That is what I suspect, too. I was meowing about this with another furiend and she speculated that reporters were given bonuses for how many things (water, gas, plywood, etc.) got sold out. =^.^=

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  2. portapatetcormagis

    It’s good that you listen to the very knowledgable, thoughtful and sensible Mr. M.
    I hope for all of you over there that the storm slows down. Even if your area is not und any watches, keep your eyes open and be safe!

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    1. IMHO, reporters use words designed to terrify. Understandable, if their goal is to motivate those in harm’s way, but the message goes all over. Understand that our area is NOT under any warnings or watches – that doesn’t mean we aren’t prepared and being watchful…. also realize that several neighbors have already fled because they took the reporters words to heart, so they left in fear. =^.^=

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    1. As she goes over land, Irma will slow. Prior to this, she has only been over water. Understand that our area is NOT under any warnings or watches – that doesn’t mean we aren’t prepared and being watchful. However, many neighbors have already gone. I believe this is due to the panic instilled by reporters and they are ignoring the fact that our houses are designed to weather hurricanes and those roads are more of a hazard than staying put. =^.^=

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      1. very interesting, our houses are built for, extreme cold weather. We have central oli heating and two fireplaces, and one in sauna We have triple glass windows. Our roofs are ready to carry snow, as you already know. And now I am very interested to know about your houses, how they are designed fo hurricanes.

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      2. For one thing, exterior doors open outward, not inward, which makes them more difficult to push in. Houses have just enough eaves to keep water from running down the side, but not enough for wind to ‘get a grip’ and pull off the roof. Speaking of roofs, I imagine your roof has a steeper pitch, so snow slides off. =^.^=

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      3. I don’t know if this would work for you, but a few months ago, I was watching a documentary and their roof was not steep enough to shed the snow on its own. The humans were very inventive and threw a very long rope over their roof, then when the snow got deep, one of them got in each end of the rope and moved it under the snow from one side of the roof to the other. You would not have believed the huge pile that whooshed off on each side! I wasn’t expecting that and my fur hovered! =^.^=

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