Monday, August 29, 2011 7:04:31 AM
robosnitz-"to date 174 people dead, 1,193 still missing."
Excuse me, but please provide a cite for these numbers.
The latest I've been able to locate is : 26 deade, 8 missing. (& that`s including Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti)
And of those dead `attributed` to Irene: 2 surfers (hint: surfing in hurricane = stupid) 1 swimmer (hint: swimming in hurricane also = stupid) 1 kid due to parent not knowing how to proceed through intersection with lights out. 1 guy killed by tree while trying to cut up a fallen tree DURING THE HEIGHT of the storm (also = stupid) 1 heart-attack prior to hurricane.
While there are deaths that can truly be attibuted to the Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Bad Thunderstorm, as hurricanes go this one was a pussycat.
I hope the areas affected by flooding come out okay.