So I understand after Katrina nobody wants to understate a Hurricane, and we should error on the side of Caution. However I have a beef with FOX, CNN, the National weather Service and several other news out lets. What is the beef? Well I heard experts and reporters say repeatedly that even though Irene was only a cat 1 or 2, we should remember that Katrina was only a cat 2 and it devastated New Orleans. Not one of these people mentioned the fact that unlike any of the areas Irene hit. New Orleans is a large city, Situated on the Mississippi River Delta, and MUCH OF IT IS BELOW SEA LEVEL. I have to give kudos to CNN, Once it was clear Irene was no where near as powerful as they said it would be. CNN returned to normal Programing and just gave updates on the storm. FOX on the other hand continued to do wall to wall Storm Coverage for 12 hours longer, and frankly looked like Idiots standing in NYC talking about the Fierce, storm that was hitting them. Yes, I know there was a storm surge, but again, none of NYC or anywhere else Irene hit is BELOW SEA level. an 8 foot surge is going to flood some roads and houses and the like, and then quickly receed. I even heard one idiot female Reporter say something about the Storm Surge Flooding Receded quickly and how she didn't get it, and started talking about Katrina. I mean are fluid Dynamics that hard to understand? City sitting a bowl that is below Sea level, on one of the largest rivers on earth, which is held back by levies gets flooded. It will take a very long time for the water to recede. In fact some of it won't recede on it's own. However a city like NYC, which at it's lowest point is 7' above sea level, Is not going to be effected by a 8 foot surge in the same way New Orleans was. I am sorry but a top wind gust of 58MPH isn't SHIT. lol, here in Northern Michigan we have winter storms in which the wind gusts over 58 MPH 2 sometimes 3 days straight. And what is this shit in NC the 911 people telling people if winds are over 40MPH they can't help you? When I lived through Charlie in Florida they said if winds are over 70 they wont help you. 40 Mph? My god there would be weeks at a time here in Michigan where you could not get help if you called 911 if we had that same rule. I mean I get it, we have to be Careful, we have to assume the worst, But my god people. Anyone that knew the first thing about New Orleans, and NYC. Should have known a Cat 1 or 2 Hurricane hitting NYC is not going to come close to Katrina in loss of life.