Hurricane Demonstration

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Misc
http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_national/hurricanes/index_categories.html?SITE=AP?SECTION=HOME

Watch it progress from category one to five.
There are 77 comments:
Male 4
That was hoaky.
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Female 45
I really thought Katrina was a Cat 5 when she came ashore, I didn`t realize she`d weakened so much...I can`t imagine N.O. getting hit by an actual Cat 5. I worked with the Red Cross last year in Louisiana and it was CRAZY when all the evacuees showed up overnight...then Rita hit and all our shelters lost power so the evacuees from Katrina had to evacuate AGAIN...I felt awful for those people.
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Male 730
katrina was a wholly unusual. wouldnt have flooded like that if it was`nt in the most idiotic place for a costal town ever. if it wasnt designed before people understood that it is below sea level, i`d have no sympathy.
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Male 547
IN a Cat 5 if you were near the shore...yes the ocean could cover it, it only takes a storm surge of 20 feet. And i say if you stay in your home, by your own choice, in the path of a hurricane and something happens you have only yourself to blame.
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Female 458
that was pretty cool but i think the category 5 was a little exagerated...the ocean was completly covering it lol
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Female 9
wow i`m never moving to a coastal state!
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Female 2,552
Wow. Can you imagine living in that mobile home? Or the real home for that matter?
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Female 4
"i guess that `stay in your homes` is a load of bull then"

Yeah, but that only applies after you`ve decided not to heed the urgent evacuation warnings, lucky you

I was asleep during Andrew. I`ve always lived in Miami Beach.. near the shore.. I`m just asking for it

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Female 17
I don`t think that`s too acurate. I lived in Florida for most of my life and went through hurrican Ivan, a cat. 3. One tree fell down and some shingles came off the roof but nothing more and we lived in a moble home. Some older homes got messed up but most houses were ok. And we were in badly hit part, too.
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Male 1,141
cool and scary
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Male 349
^^not impossible :P the west coast got hit last season pretty bad.
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Male 2,510
This information cannot be correct. My house was right in the middle of hurricane Charley and none of that happened to my house nor to those stupid motorhomes down the street. The motorhomes were a bit beat up but not destroyed and my house didn`t suffer any damage.

^^^
your an idiot, theres 5 different catagorys, u probably never even had one, bet it was a strong breeze.

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Male 361
hmm that was pretty cool
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Male 2,510
y wasnt katrina there as an example?

^^^

it was katrina was a category 3.

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Male 319
no hurricanes for me....but more than enough tornados...at least those are dry :p
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Male 1,237
catagory 5 looks savage
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Male 1,364
its because they build their houses out of wood instead of stones.
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Female 35
That was kool :D
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Female 509
wow.
i liked using the scrolly thing at the bottom to make it go really fast.
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Male 146
Amazing.
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Male 2,199
wow goes to show ya, dont mess with hurricanes..
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Female 56
haha...i live in the nice,safe midwest.no hurricanes for me.just tornados
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Male 1,225
kirbey91,

Where exactly do you live?

I live in Orlando and by the time Charley got to us he had weakened significantly. Not to mention the fact that he passed over us very very quickly. Yet both the trees in our front yard came down (one on top of my car). We (as well as our neighbors) lost a lot of roof tiles.

My uncle lives in Ft. Myers (which isn`t far from Punta Gorda, which is where he came to shore) and they lost power for over two weeks.

Now I`m not saying that this was anywhere as intense as Andrew or Camille, but Charley was the wake-up call that really showed the weaknesses here in Florida and the next 6 weren`t as bad (just really annoying when our power went out before Jeanne even got to us).

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Female 576
how frightening..
yet wierd what nature
is capable of doing...

nature might be the
cause of our downfall
= |

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Male 16
This information cannot be correct. My house was right in the middle of hurricane Charley and none of that happened to my house nor to those stupid motorhomes down the street. The motorhomes were a bit beat up but not destroyed and my house didn`t suffer any damage.
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Female 316
I was rooting for the palm tree in the end.
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Female 349
I`ll just stick with tornados.
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Male 1,343
we people of the west coast NEVER get hurricanes..

it is physically impossible, and for that i cheer.

Huzzah!

Prost!

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Male 1,343
^^ Nebula123


thanks for clearing that up.

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Male 495
Offlinesweetalissa
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
108 Posts Tuesday, July 04, 2006 3:06:56 AM
wow wouldn`t wanna live there...


The fact that the place is animated would lead one to believe that`s a fake place. Not 100% sure though.

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Male 1
The hurricane is only that strong around the eye, getting hit by a catagory 3-4 isn`t that bad around everywhere else (I live in Miami, we got hit by 3 hurricanes last year, the only property damage we had was a rotted out tree falling and most of our fence during the 3rd one) The worst part about it is losing electricity for a week and living in 70-90 degree weather...
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Male 9
lol, New Orleans.
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Female 145
*looks around* Well... I live in Mobile, Alabama and the worst that has happened to any of our houses is a tree falling on them.
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Male 577
I suddenly remember why I keep not moving to Galveston.
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Male 3,014
I`m in Chicago. Hurricanes don`t scare me. I laugh at hurricanes! Ha-ha-, oh crap...

<gets sucked in by a killer tornado>

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Male 601
up in western washington storms a comin
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Male 601
twas lightning today
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Male 189
i live in mississippi and katrina storm surge was 28 feet all the houses on the coast were completley wiped out oout of 1000 houses only 2 are still standing up
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Male 114
I keep telling my folks to move out of Florida. I`ve been through numerous hurricanes, I would never live there again. Whatever. I agree with BeachBum0694, I used to love swimming and skimboarding in the streets when they flooded!
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Male 737
Whats the point of a category 5? You`d be dead by that time...
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Female 21
The tree fell because the water loosens the soil.

And I live in Fl too, though in Tampa we luckily havent been directly hit by a strong storm. And someone asked what u do when a cat. 5 comes...you get as far away as possible.

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Female 1,426
scary......
im glad i live in ct. the worst "hurricane" we`ve gotten was like a few inches of rain and like no wind. lol.
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Female 58
Oh why do I have to live near the coast! :( I nearly had my neighborhood flattened by Rita last year, lukily, it changed direction. Now THAT is a miracle.
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Female 269
^^^^^^^^^^ there was thunder today tho =D i saw cool lightning
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Female 81
Sooo glad i live in the uk
Much better weather
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Female 370
Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:59:46 AM
i live in florida. i like to swim in the streets when they flood. lol
but i got swimmers ear once from doing that. very painful...


Swimmer`s ear is painful for you???

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Female 97
bionicRod: so true gotta love Missouri, i haven;t even had a tornado or an earthquake here just BAD storms
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Male 87
holy crap! was I the only one kind of scared of mama nature after seeing this? I couldn`t help but imagine a little cow flying around haha
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Male 1,014
Ah, good old Missouri. All we have are killer tornadoes every couple of weeks. At least it won`t flood here.
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Female 857
:| That`s bloody scary. Lucky I live in Canada, where all we get is the occasional bad storm.
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Male 368
No hurricanes for me. Cool animation though.
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Male 349
I lived in Miami when hurricane andrew hit in 1992, my entire neighborhood was leveled while we were all in the houses :P
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Female 401
kind of scary
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Female 285
i live in florida. i like to swim in the streets when they flood. lol
but i got swimmers ear once from doing that. very painful...
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Male 47
just insane
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Female 3,574
"i guess that `stay in your homes` is a load of bull then"

LOL yeah wtf are you supposed to do in a situation like that?

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Male 724
I didn`t see any UFOs and where the hell does Captain Planet fit in all of this? Unless this was made by Ted Turner, I don`t see where he fits in this.
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Male 2,057
i guess that `stay in your homes` is a load of bull then
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Male 1,217
hey cannibal, i saw the ship too! the aliens were almost as ugly as brutalnz...
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Male 1,152
Interesting...i think being picked up and carried away by such strong winds would be fun.
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Male 27
it was, under Catergory 3
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Male 1,343
^iluvpink

it is mentioned in phase three.

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Male 1,343
notice that in phase 5, the tall tree falls, even though it is house deep in water...


perhaps im horribly wrong, but wouldnt the water help support it, or maybe it would go with the wind and rip it out of the ground....


hmm....

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Female 1,412
y wasnt katrina there as an example?
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Male 962
thank god i live in the uk
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Female 172
I am the house, for I must crumbling during a category 5.
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Female 2,144
I Wanna Go Through One Of Those! (But Live)
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Male 1,343
^^cannibal151


to what UFO are you referring?

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Male 1,343
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damn....

glad i live in washington...


no hurricanes for me, no sir.

im too good for them.


i prefer typhoons, anyway.

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Female 430
Lived in Fl. for some time, not fun to go through...
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Female 118
wow wouldn`t wanna live there...
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Female 665
wow. amazing
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Female 1,033
that was neat
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Male 1,550
wtf y did a alien space ship fly by in that animation??
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Female 87
Wow. That was pretty cool.
I`m never moving to a costal state.
o.O
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Male 245
Stop^^...and cool :-)
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Male 10,115
Link: Hurricane Demonstration [Rate Link] - Watch it progress from category one to five.
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