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69 Responses to Hang on Texas, Here Comes Tropical Storm Edouard

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 4, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    Link: Hang on Texas, Here Comes Tropical Storm Edouard - Does this one have the makings of another Hurricane Katrina?
  2. Profile photo of bigheadchuck
    bigheadchuck Male 30-39
    29 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm
    At least its not headed towards Florida
  3. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    See, we don`t have big scary sh*t like that on THIS coast.
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    tjanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    No. No it doesn`t. I live in Austin, TX, and that thing is 3 inches max in Galveston. lol.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    Yup all we got is Earthquakes hotter than hell summers
  6. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18923 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    opiebreath, we have earthquakes though. not sure which is worse.
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    Gamey91 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    There`s nothing in Texas. :\
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    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    hmm
    Why do they always name hurricains and not like earthquakes and stuff??
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    franksuicide Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    I`ve swam in worse hurricanes.....

    Im from Texas I don`t know no better.

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    This is why you live in the Midwest.
    No hurricanes.
    No earthquakes.

    Just mosquitos :)

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    RayBeaudoin Male 13-17
    121 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    The US Gov`t creates a pre-approved list of names for hurricanes and tropical storms, shiggin, and it changes every year.

    Eh, the earthquake wasn`t that bad, and even the heat is bearable. It`s when it`s hot and humid that it sucks the most, at least in Los Angeles.

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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    I`m glad I live in Michigan.
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    summerfly Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    And tornadoes^^^

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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    We all know how fun Michigan is
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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    we hardly have anything. except rain. thats it..
    but that never drating stops
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    whitetigeres Female 18-29
    66 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    soooo can people submitt names to the govt for them to approve for this list??
  17. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    It seems to me like a hurricane would be worse, unless it`s one of those giant earthquakes that breaks records and stuff.
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    Kumquat Female 18-29
    178 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    I`m in Texas this week for a "vacation". This should be fun...
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    haha i like how she says edward... "EdwAARRd"
  20. Profile photo of mandilee
    mandilee Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:32 pm
    I would much rather deal with hurricanes than: earthquakes/landslides on the west coast, tornadoes in the midwest, and snow/ice storms in the northeast. If you find the right place in the south, the hurricanes are nothing but a bad thunderstorm with minor flooding.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    Jesus f***ing Christ!!! It"s a tropical storm, not the end of the world! Next they`ll start naming thunderstorms!
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    All we have is drought lol we are so lame :P
  23. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    But Shellie, Australia has all the crazy-ass creatures.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    well iam in NY so....
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    106 today... in texas haha hotness and in the dfw area no rain. crap i was hoping if id DOES come it will bring rain, no... no rain
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    quibster Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    i live in houston and it`s headed straight for us. everyone`s going crazy here. i`ve been out all day getting groceries and gas and preparing for this stupid storm. it won`t be another katrina though, that was a cat. 5 hurricane, this isn`t even a hurricane yet and it`s almost to the coast.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    My boss is off to Houston tomorrow. I feel so sorry for him.

    Bastard.


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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    yellowsquare
    Female, 18-29, Midwest US
    509 Posts
    Monday, August 04, 2008 5:05:24 PM
    This is why you live in the Midwest.
    No hurricanes.
    No earthquakes.
    Just mosquitos :)
    ===================================
    Lets add to that list
    No Beaches
    No Major cities (Chicago is the exception. Sorry Detroit/Cleveland)
    No fun.

    I like Hurricanes they always happen during school. I hated Wilma though. No power for a week. Although others didnt get power for 2 months.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    BTW, this is a small hurricane. If it doesnt have a really low pressure or atleast a category 3 when it hits land its nothing
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    sleepingsun Male 18-29
    163 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    To whoever asked- there`s a preapproved list of names for hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, etc. it gets a male name if they roughly know what it`s going to do, and a female name if it`s completely unpredictable. Quite apt really :)
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    franksuicide Male 18-29
    81 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    jhonmayer1
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    1390 Posts Monday, August 04, 2008 5:24:43 PM
    haha i like how she says edward... "EdwAARRd"
    ---------------------------------------------------
    That would be because that is how its spelt it is not "Edward" It is "Edourad"
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    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    I thought all storms in a given season are male or female, not both...

    Cause we just had Dolly, now Edouard?

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm
    sleepingsun,

    Not true. Storms are given alternate male and female names in any given season (nothing to do with their "predictability", but I like the idea!), and like someone said, the names are determined years in advance.
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    SoupaMario Male 18-29
    221 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    I live in Houston. It`s no big deal really. At worst there`s just going to be strong winds, lots of rain, and some potential flooding. No where near as bad as Katrina was. I`m actually going to a party tonight and the only reason it is being thrown is to say "Fock you!" to the tropical storm.
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    Starshine24 Female 13-17
    706 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    I live in Houston too. We haven`t "prepared" at ALL. It`s probably gonna be just wind and a light drizzle.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    there are beaches in the midwest. albeit, it is the indiana dunes and they are on lake michigan, but it is still a beach. and indianapolis is 30 places higher than miami on the list of largest us cities.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:04 pm
    so, actually, it is YOU that has no major cities.
    although, you have about a gajillion more beaches than us.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    ^^ But Will Smith never did a song about "Going to Indianapolis".

    I know where I`d rather be...

  39. Profile photo of mandilee
    mandilee Female 18-29
    25 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    "so, actually, it is YOU that has no major cities."

    No major cities? What about: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Austin, Fort Worth, Memphis, & Charlotte. All are in the south, all are in the top 20.

    Midwest major cities in the top 20: Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus.

    So, actually, the south has twice the amount of major cities by population in the top 20 than the midwest.

  40. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Thats because Miami is a really small. If you want to go like that then London only has a population of 1000 (check it out its true). Now do that same list by county and see where Miami-Dade ranks.
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Its amazing how people outside the deep south are so uneducated about the most basic of cyclones. Whoever posted this needs to learn the difference between 75mph winds and 175mph winds. One will knock down branches and flood the beach, the other will rip homes apart and wipe coastal areas off the face of the earth. Its not that hard to tell the difference, sheesh.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_Un...

    In this list we are 7. And I think we have the farthest metropolitan area in the world. I think...

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    mandilee Female 18-29
    25 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    flying_ltj: I am originally from the deep south (just south of Savannah GA to be exact) and do know about tornadoes. Why I said I prefer hurricanes is because you have plenty of warning, whereas landslides, earthquakes and tornadoes can happen at any time without warning.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:31 pm
    "laugh at the misfortune of the people who had massive tree limbs fall on their parked cars"

    ...Prick. During Katrina we had to Machete my car out. A tree went right behind it. And of course a Giant Tree almost hit my bedroom. I had to sleep with the dog.

  45. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    Beamer??? What hospital is this? Children`s? Because I dont remember any beamers near Jackson.
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    dizazzleme Female 13-17
    10 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm
    i love all the people who are running to get batteries and water...its a storm. So I won`t go tanning on the beach tomorrow. There`s been worse.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    ^^ "During Katrina a tree fell on my neighbors new Beamer. I laughed for days."

    Legacy, you`re pretty petty, aren`t you?

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    Oh yeah I know where Pan-Am is. and the Sedanos!

    And Davy, have you had a neighbor in Miami? They`re terrible. I can`t explain it but there are no good neighbors

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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    we never get anything fun...
    stupid boring ny.

    but, still.
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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    this is kinda off topic, but what do you have to say to get the filters to say `im a very pretty little girl`
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    xsilentherox Male 18-29
    118 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    lol, Hello Dolly. That sign was on a Holday Inn here corpus.
  52. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    ^^ No Prime, I don`t know anyone in Miami, but I did have a good time there. Mind you, I grew up in Belfast, and have been to Baghdad, Tehran, Libya and Kabul. And the closest I ever came to getting murdered for my watch was when I took a wrong turn on vacation and ended up in South Miami.

    And Legacy, if your neighbours are arseholes, then I say fair enough. I would have laughed too.

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    GolfRocks Male 18-29
    151 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    ^^welcome to america, NEVER venture into big cities without knowing where the bad areas are. stay in the `burbs
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5973 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    crap im in texas....
  55. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    golfrocks, Miami is oddly shaped. You have the tourist attractions in the east, the ghetto west of that, and then the burbs west of that where there are some attraction spots. South Miami is 2 miles away from rich places in the North/West/East but a lot of parts of South Miami is the ghetto.

    Where I live (West Miami) I have a ghetto a block south, and upper middle class 4 blocks north

  56. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    ^^ Too true GolfRocks. I was looking for the Airport... got lost and ended up with a flat in a dead end wasteland off the interstate. The rest, as they say, is history.
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    GlockPants Male 18-29
    163 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    I`m from Texas and all I can say is I hope I get some rain in DFW. I was on vacation in Cancun and Dolly hit 2 days before it even made landfall in Texas. It was just a tropical storm at the time, but it just rained for 2 days and thats all. If anyone has experience with hurricanes and tropical storms, you know a cat.1 isn`t any worse than a strong thunder storm.
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    pianoman1462 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    this has no time to reach the level of intensity that Katrina was. seriously. it`s that close to land and it`s still a tropical storm.

    and Florida summers are way nastier than anything because of humidity.

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    Joey11y Female 18-29
    500 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    Bring it on!!! Eh I`m in San Antonio though, I think its just gonna bring some badly need rain showers here.
  60. Profile photo of Kumquat
    Kumquat Female 18-29
    178 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    Oh and heres another topic to talk about: I grew in Texas, and half of it is city. No, we don`t ride horses, and own farms.

    <sarcasm>Oh and if you live in California don`t you surf and have celebrity friends?</sarcasm>

  61. Profile photo of Kumquat
    Kumquat Female 18-29
    178 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    Grew up*

    Yeah I sound like a plant in the first one.

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    alxkq01 Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    haha

    I just came back from a pre-hurricane party

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    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    August 4, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    What did the hurricane say to the coconut tree?

    Hold on to your nuts I`m about to give you the biggest blow of your life.

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    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 12:11 am
    katrina ha!Edouard can`t even begin to compare with katrina. mainly cause Edouard is a tropical storm and not a hurricain. katrina was a cat 4 when it hit land it was a 5 but downgraded slightly right before land fall. if katrina would have been a direct hit fema wouldn`t have rebuilt the city
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 12:12 am
    new orleans that is
  66. Profile photo of J4Y
    J4Y Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2008 at 2:58 am
    Edouard?! Someone doesn`t know how to spell.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 3:00 am
    i just copied and pasted edouard from the title cause i reqll didn`t feel like spelling....i am that damn lazy
  68. Profile photo of Kumquat
    Kumquat Female 18-29
    178 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 10:57 am
    It`s happening right now here. It`s not bad at all.
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    spookybee Female 30-39
    190 posts
    August 5, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    i just moved from wisconsin in june to texas. (killeen) they`ve been warning about this tropical storm for 3 days already. we havent gotten so much as a drizzle. boorriinngg.

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