Sandy VS Katrina

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    Sandy - Cat1 Hurricane (Tropical storm strength at land fall)
    Katrina - Cat5 Hurricane (Cat3 at landfall)

    Sandy - Sustained winds 80mph at landfall
    Katrina - Sustained winds 125mph at landfall

    Sandy - 55 mph winds 170 miles from the center
    Katrina - 85 mph winds 120 miles from the center.
     
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    You could at least post some mud wrestling pictures.
     
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    The post-Katrina mud pics are available, but the post-Sandy ones haven't happened yet.
     
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    Katrina - Major damage in 2 states

    Sandy - Major damage in 14 states
     
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    you forgot the size of Sandy. over a thousand miles across, merging with two other systems , one of which is a northeaster, only baroclinally enhancing its effects, bringing in a storm that apears to be one in 250 years. Breaking the record of the Long Island Express as well as records of recorded surge in Battery Park - the record of 1821.
     
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    Yeah, but Sandy resurrected Godzilla.
     
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    Florida, Louisianan, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia were all hard hit by Katrina, it also affected Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Wet Virginia, Pennsylvania and even parts of Canada before it was done. Also, don't forget the the Northeast states are mush smaller in geographical size.
     
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    What did the big hurricane say to the little hurricane?

    It's all in how you spin it.
     
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    oh... has fauxnews already told you how to make excuses for the fact that this president is going to do so much better a job of disaster relief than baby bush did?

    nice.

    i love watching the excuse factory as it starts up.
     
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    These were two different beasts. Why ANYONE would even think that one is more important than another is beyond me. Do some people here really have a problem with information being provided when any area is being unusually threatened? No matter where it may be, or what it entails?

    What the heck is wrong with this picture??

    This is beyond sick.
     

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