Actually shit got ruined and broken branches and trees that fell over caused a lot of problems and people got hurt so
this is not funny thank you good night
Wow. More than 21 people died because of this hurricane, one of them being an 11-year-old.
Nice going, assholes.
A lot of this area and the neighboring areas are out of power, some for the next week or two. My father, along with some amazing other men, was out for almost 24 hours handling downed powerlines and fires. And as an above post said, deaths, including that of a child, have been attributed to this. Trees were being knocked down all night and I couldn’t sleep half the night because of the giant trees looming outside my house.
And who else here saw the gif with footage of Times Square, empty as a wasteland?
All I’ve been hearing about on the news for the last two days is how mass transit is the city is pretty much shut down. This is the first time they’ve done that that I can ever remember. What did they say it was? Was it in 20 years or something?
This isn’t the silly little Earthquake from the other day. (Although when it was happening, people had all the right to be scared about it since nobody knew what was going on. We are in a region where Earthquakes of a high enough magnitude to feel are not common, so when the ground starts shaking and stuff in your building starts moving, you flip the fuck out. Especially in New York City. Buildings were being evacuated because people mistook it for another terrorist attack, since it is almost the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 and all)
Did people lose power in that Earthquake? Yeah. Were people scared as shit at the time? Yeah. But in the end it was nothing and we all had a good laugh.
Irene, you see, actually did shit. People have died, people have lost power for weeks, trees fallen everywhere, flooding, and I don’t even know what’s happened to businesses and homes right next to the shores.
Was it a horrible disaster like other major hurricanes, such as Katrina? Absolutely not.
But is it a joking matter, especially at this point in time? Not really.
If it was, I’d find this hilarious. But knowing what’s happened, it’s just too inaccurate to even be funny. Not just because it’s offensive, but because it’s just off.