Bad things.

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  1. madster111

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    So. Wind speeds in excess of 200mph, 25 foot waves and the destruction of the majority of the power and phone grids in the regions being hit by it.

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    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... 1acgp.html


    Not understanding the size yet?
    Here it is compared to the US.
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    ...Yeah. Bad things are going down.
     
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  2. intoTheRain

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    oh schnap

    edit : good luck australians
     
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    Good thing no one liked Australia anyway.
     
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    That's nothing compared to Canada.
     
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    Ask New Orleans what a category 5 hurricane feels like....
     
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    Get the kite out Maddy.

    And try peeing into the cyclone...see what happens.
     
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    I'm surprised he still has internet connection.
     
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    /facepalm :lol:
     
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    us in Michigan just powered through a blizzard, you can do this no problem
     
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    It'll somehow land on his head, that's what'll happen.
     
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    I'm lucky I live in Virginia I guess.
     
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    If only because you're not being beaten up by storms the size of the USA.
     
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    The Northeast has been raped by mother nature enough as it is.....sorry to see something so big hit you too dude.
     
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    i cant find anything about this storm anywhere... i assume it didnt amount to much?

    i wanted my fix for destruction and chaos in the news today, egypt is getting old.
     
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    Egypt is getting old?! It's coming toward the peak of destruction!

    Expect GTA Egypt coming soon to shelves.
     
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    Yeah, but New Orleans flooded because it is below sea level. If the storm like Madster posted hit the US it would be far more devastating.

    All the best Aussies.
     
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    ?


    A storm like that HAS hit the US before...Many times...It's the exact same category as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the fact that NO is below sea level is irrelevant...


    I've been through a hurricane before in Florida, granted it was only a cat 3, I still witnessed the destructive nature of hurricanes and it's pretty insane...Hopefully there was a little bit of time for the ground to dry out a bit since the rains from a few weeks ago.
     
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  19. madster111

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    Everything went better than expected, with it dying down surprisingly quickly. AFAIK, no deaths have been reported.
    Massive property damage already reported, though, as well as the majority of whatever crops weren't destroyed by the floods. Bananas will now cost more than gold, and general fruit prices will rise pretty high. In areas where the eye hit, there's said to be above 90% destruction to property. 177 thousand homes are without power, likely will be for at least a week and all of the above ground phonelines are gone too, meaning the not exactly great mobile network is going to be working overtime as it tries to deal with the influx of calls.


    And yet the AUD is still worth more than the USD.
    Enjoy that little fact, longo.
     
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  20. WickedLiquid

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    lol, sorry I was high when I wrote that :? What I meant to say was...

    I thought you weren't taking into account the fact that New Orleans is below sea level. I was pointing out that's why it was flooded so badly. If Hurricane Katrina hit somewhere with a high elevation, let's say Colorado, it would still be a brutal storm but the aftermath wouldn't be as chaotic.
     
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