Hang on Texas, Here Comes Tropical Storm Edouard

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

Does this one have the makings of another Hurricane Katrina?
There are 69 comments:
Female 188
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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Female 178
It`s happening right now here. It`s not bad at all.
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Male 649
i just copied and pasted edouard from the title cause i reqll didn`t feel like spelling....i am that damn lazy
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Male 382
Edouard?! Someone doesn`t know how to spell.
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Male 649
new orleans that is
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Male 649
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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Female 2,289
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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Male 1
haha

I just came back from a pre-hurricane party

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Female 178
Grew up*

Yeah I sound like a plant in the first one.

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Female 178
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>

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Female 500
Bring it on!!! Eh I`m in San Antonio though, I think its just gonna bring some badly need rain showers here.
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Male 26
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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Male 163
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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Male 12,138
^^ 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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Male 7,933
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

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Male 5,970
crap im in texas....
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Male 151
^^welcome to america, NEVER venture into big cities without knowing where the bad areas are. stay in the `burbs
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Male 12,138
^^ 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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Male 118
lol, Hello Dolly. That sign was on a Holday Inn here corpus.
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Female 1,287
this is kinda off topic, but what do you have to say to get the filters to say `im a very pretty little girl` [or something like that]
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Female 1,287
we never get anything fun...
stupid boring ny.
[cept N.Y citayyh!!!]
but, still.
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Male 7,933
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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Male 12,138
^^ "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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Female 10
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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Male 7,933
Beamer??? What hospital is this? Children`s? Because I dont remember any beamers near Jackson.
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Male 7,933
"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.

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Female 25
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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Male 7,933
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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Male 339
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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Male 7,933
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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Female 25
"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.

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Male 12,138
^^ But Will Smith never did a song about "Going to Indianapolis".

I know where I`d rather be...

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Male 1,853
so, actually, it is YOU that has no major cities.
although, you have about a gajillion more beaches than us.
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Male 1,853
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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Female 706
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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Male 221
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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Male 12,138
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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Male 772
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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Male 81
jhonmayer1
Male, 13-17, Western US
1390 Posts Monday, August 04, 2008 5:24:43 PM
haha i like how she says edward... "EdwAARRd"
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That would be because that is how its spelt it is not "Edward" It is "Edourad"
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Male 163
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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Male 7,933
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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Male 7,933
yellowsquare
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
509 Posts
[ Delete Post ] Monday, August 04, 2008 5:05:24 PM
This is why you live in the Midwest.
No hurricanes.
No earthquakes.
Just mosquitos :)
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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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Male 12,138
My boss is off to Houston tomorrow. I feel so sorry for him.

Bastard.


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Female 4
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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Female 675
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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Male 4,393
well iam in NY so....
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Female 15,763
But Shellie, Australia has all the crazy-ass creatures.
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Female 4,197
All we have is drought lol we are so lame :P
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Male 561
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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Female 25
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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Male 1,289
haha i like how she says edward... "EdwAARRd"
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Female 178
I`m in Texas this week for a "vacation". This should be fun...
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Female 15,763
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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Female 66
soooo can people submitt names to the govt for them to approve for this list??
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Female 5,139
we hardly have anything. except rain. thats it..
but that never drating stops
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Male 1,766
We all know how fun Michigan is
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Female 157
And tornadoes^^^

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Female 1,441
I`m glad I live in Michigan.
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Male 121
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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Female 1,545
This is why you live in the Midwest.
No hurricanes.
No earthquakes.

Just mosquitos :)

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Male 81
I`ve swam in worse hurricanes.....

Im from Texas I don`t know no better.

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Female 1,470
hmm
Why do they always name hurricains and not like earthquakes and stuff??
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Male 341
There`s nothing in Texas. :\
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Male 19,888
opiebreath, we have earthquakes though. not sure which is worse.
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Male 1,766
Yup all we got is Earthquakes hotter than hell summers
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Male 143
No. No it doesn`t. I live in Austin, TX, and that thing is 3 inches max in Galveston. lol.
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Female 15,763
See, we don`t have big scary sh*t like that on THIS coast.
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Male 29
At least its not headed towards Florida
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Male 19,888
Link: Hang on Texas, Here Comes Tropical Storm Edouard [Rate Link] - Does this one have the makings of another Hurricane Katrina?
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