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ERIE PA Hurricane Hype: A Rant



So I went to the State Store (Liquor Store for all you non PA residents) today to pick up a bottle of wine and was met with a sign on the door.

 “The Store is closed due to a Weather Emergency declared by the Governor.” 

I get that it is a Hurricane. And I get that Hurricanes are bad. What I don’t get is why we are making a big deal about it. Especially in Erie. Dreary-Erie Pennsylvania. WHERE WE GET HIT WITH 88.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL, AND 42.77 INCHES OF RAIN FALL EVERY FUCKING YEAR. We are experiencing nothing special. Nothing different than any other rain storm we have had so far this year and nothing different than any other rain storm we will have for the rest of the year.



People are rushing to stores and clearing shelves in a panic...

 
They are stocking up on dry food and batteries... 



Because god forbid the power goes out and you have to eat everything in the Fridge...

 
Right now in Erie it is 45 degrees with 40 mph winds coming in from the North. Do you know how many other days this winter we will have this if not worse weather? A. Fucking. Lot. In all likelihood the majority of our winter season will have weather more severe than it is today. Yet today especially by god damn news feed is flooded with people screaming about Sandy. For the record, East Coast Friends, I am not bitching about you. I know you are getting hit substantially harder than us inland.

Some people share my opinion …




 Some People Share my concerns … 


Some people's logic is sound ... 


Others not so much... 
It's Fall.

If the liquor store had been open this afternoon I would not be nearly as irritated at this whole Hurricane/Hurricane Hype thing as I am now. But it happened and Sandy can't take that back now. At the end of the day, as I sit here not sipping my wine, I've got to just take a breath and chill out. After all ... 

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