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Old 03-04-2018, 03:21 PM   #9
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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to sound dismissive of the very real damage done.

But in the big picture, it was a very typical nor'easter. This happens every few years around here. We have paregean tides a few times per year, and sometimes windstorms at the same time. We're used to it and most of those affected by it have been through this before. I feel for anyone who suffered property damage, injury or worse. Just like I do for any sad, but expected or common event.

I also understand that the weather and news folks need dramatic video, and dramatic copy, to attract and retain viewers and readers.

I suppose I find more amusing than annoying. What really gets under my skin is that silly practice of naming every rainstorm like it was a hurricane or something. Even the NWS is trying to squash that banality.
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