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Old 09-03-2019, 12:06 AM
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I think people would respond to hurricanes better if Government officials and the media would tell the truth.

When they say, "mandatory evacuation", they really mean, "voluntary evacuation".
When they say, "looters will be prosecuted", they really mean, "looters will not be prosecuted".
When they say, "if you don't leave now, we will not rescue you", they really mean, "we will try to rescue you, no matter what you do".
The media keeps saying that the beach is a very dangerous place to be, but they always have reporters standing on the "dangerous" beach with a camera.
And, how many times do the weather experts say that this could be the worst storm ever?

Why not just be honest and tell the people the truth?
The soul purpose of the Mockingbird Mainstream Media is to bring eyeballs to advertisers whilst propagandizing irrational/emotion-driven mass-man.

Shock-n-Awe propaganda works.

"Dog Bites Man" = No views. Advertisers go away.
"Man Bites Dog" = 1M views. Advertisers happy.

If you want accurate storm tracking, watch what UPS and FedEx say and do. They have real skin in the game.

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Old 09-03-2019, 04:42 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think many home owners in Miami are dependent upon how full a neighborhood retention pond is as regarding their likelihood of being flooded.
I am not asking for guarantees on outcome. It is not always easy to make the call, but many areas do inform the public if an evacuation is in order or NOT. Based upon what the paper quoted Arnett as saying, the information is known. They just won't release it to the public.[/QUOTE:




Maybe. I clicked your screen name and a drop down record of your prior posts is easily seen. It seems that you have voiced similar concerns on this Forum in 2016, 2017, and many this year in 2019.

I think it safe to say that we all are worried that we will drown or fly away or the house could fall on us or those we love when a Hurricane threatens.. Sometimes the answer to some questions, such as how much rain it will take to lower or raise the ponds even with the measures The Villages has in place are in a word; unanswerable. Some factors such as how much moisture is in the soil is variable as to how much rain that part of town has received.

I wish your fears and all fears could be put to rest about this issue but sometimes definitive answers just aren't available.
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Except that Trey Arnett, the "community's utilities engineer", was quoted in the paper, [Aug 29] as stating, "Based on the current predicted rainfall from Hurricane Dorian, The Villages' water management system is in good shape."
Sounds fine, but why can't we even be told what "predicted rainfall" he was referring to?! And if he knows that, logically he must have some idea about at what point we won't be in "good shape". That is all I ask. I doubt I am more in fear of a hurricane than you, but I am unhappy with the fear The Villages management apparently has of admitting at what point flooding would begin to occur.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:03 PM
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Except that Trey Arnett, the "community's utilities engineer", was quoted in the paper, [Aug 29] as stating, "Based on the current predicted rainfall from Hurricane Dorian, The Villages' water management system is in good shape."
Sounds fine, but why can't we even be told what "predicted rainfall" he was referring to?! And if he knows that, logically he must have some idea about at what point we won't be in "good shape". That is all I ask. I doubt I am more in fear of a hurricane than you, but I am unhappy with the fear The Villages management apparently has of admitting at what point flooding would begin to occur.
I can tell YOU when I was in fear of flooding, when the weather channel was saying that upwards of 24 inches of rain was possible here where we live, several days ago. We all have the same information on all channels 24-7 and each of us can decide to get out of here anytime it seems dangerous to us. The Villages is not our mother.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:21 PM
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Except that Trey Arnett, the "community's utilities engineer", was quoted in the paper, [Aug 29] as stating, "Based on the current predicted rainfall from Hurricane Dorian, The Villages' water management system is in good shape."
Sounds fine, but why can't we even be told what "predicted rainfall" he was referring to?!
Agreed. If a Villages official makes a public statement about his confidence in a system, and claims that his confidence is based on data, it is useful to people who are relying on that confidence, to know the source of the data.

If he had said "..current predicted rainfall from Hurricane Dorian, which according to the NOAA's National Hurricane Center is expected to fall within 10-18 inches in our area...."

That would've given some general idea. Doesn't need to be specific. Just is helpful to know where he's getting his info from. If he got it from fox and friends or morning joe, I'd buy an inflatable raft and call the rabbi for his final blessing. If he got it from an organization that specializes in weather, I'd know to sit tight and trust that all will be well. I'd still make sure I have enough water and stick an extra roll of toilet paper in a ziploc just in case though
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:41 PM
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I think people would respond to hurricanes better if Government officials and the media would tell the truth.

When they say, "mandatory evacuation", they really mean, "voluntary evacuation".
When they say, "looters will be prosecuted", they really mean, "looters will not be prosecuted".
When they say, "if you don't leave now, we will not rescue you", they really mean, "we will try to rescue you, no matter what you do".
The media keeps saying that the beach is a very dangerous place to be, but they always have reporters standing on the "dangerous" beach with a camera.
And, how many times do the weather experts say that this could be the worst storm ever?

Why not just be honest and tell the people the truth?
Our oldest home on barrier island, Leo knocked on door, gave them 10 minutes, mandatory evacuation now. Last hurricane could not get past gates for 11 days. Still waiting to return from this hurricane.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:46 PM
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I am not sure what this thread is about.

Again, we blame the media for everything. While the weather channel, can be dramatic, their thrust is to keep us informed of possibilities. They make no decisions for anyone...that is local.

I find no problem with these forecasts. It is the weather, and if it were that predictable, it would always be 100% accurate.

If you decide to rely on some of the preposterous, and extremely dangerous, statements we had, that's your call.

I know what the local folks meant and I know what the "real" forecasters were saying. Why it confuses others is well beyond me.

Used to be we trusted those charged with informing us. If we lose that, we then have a whole lot more problem than hurricanes.
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