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Irma Leaves Florida Streets Flooded With Raw Sewage

Before us humans drained it, South Florida was first and foremost a swamp. Infrastructure improvements went in to make it look the way it is today, with its sewers and drainage systems built to take water back to the ocean. But when Hurricane Irma made itself known last week, it brought back old memories of […]

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How To Avoid Being Scammed Into Buying A Hurricane-Damaged Car

Now that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone and most everyone affected can focus on rebuilding and recovering, that could also potentially mean buying a new car to replace the one that got destroyed. Problem is: how do you know if the new car you’re thinking about hasn’t also been hurricane damaged? Read […]

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Idle Champions Of The Forgotten Realms Is A Great Game To Not Play When Your Power’s Been Knocked Out By A Hurricane

Hurricane Irma’s violent and selective deforestation of the woods surrounding my Atlanta-area home has left me without power for over 36 hours. One of the few saving graces has been knowing that once I got back to the new Dungeons & Dragons idle clicker, I’d have billions of gold waiting. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Assholes Brag About Crushing A Honda Prelude Buried On A Beach By Hurricane Harvey

A ton of people in Texas have lost vehicles to Hurricane Harvey, but Chris Burns says he lost his Honda Prelude in a far more malicious way. A week after the car was almost completely buried in sand by the storm, he uncovered an Instagram post where someone bragged about completely crushing it with a […]

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Assholes Brag About Crushing A Honda Prelude Buried On A Beach By Hurricane Harvey

A ton of people in Texas have lost vehicles to Hurricane Harvey, but Chris Burns says he lost his Honda Prelude in a far more malicious way. A week after the car was almost completely buried in sand by the storm, he uncovered an Instagram post where someone bragged about completely crushing it with a […]

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Assholes Brag About Crushing A Honda Prelude Buried On A Beach By Hurricane Harvey

A ton of people in Texas have lost vehicles to Hurricane Harvey, but Chris Burns says he lost his Honda Prelude in a far more malicious way. A week after the car was almost completely buried in sand by the storm, he uncovered an Instagram post where someone bragged about completely crushing it with a […]

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Tesla’s Hurricane Irma Update Taps Into Our Deepest Fears Of 21st Century Driving

Earlier this week, Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. The move was praiseworthy and appropriate, but at the root of the gesture lies a terrifying prospect of our automotive future.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Interstates In Florida Aren’t Going One Way (For Now), Despite The Insane Hurricane Irma Traffic

Hurricane Irma is due to make landfall in Florida around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, which means at this very moment a lot of people are in their cars fleeing. Florida authorities have so far not made interstates one-way roads north, despite (currently) a lot of traffic jams from Orlando to Atlanta. Why? It’s a little…Read […]

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The Necessary Danger of Repeatedly Sending Planes Into The Eyes Of Hurricanes

To most people, hurricanes are to be avoided at all cost. The thought of intentionally flying an airplane directly into a hurricane is quickly dismissed as a very bad idea. Yet there are small groups of aircrew and scientists who regularly board planes that will not only penetrate the storm but will spend hours…Read more… […]

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This Video Taken From A Plane Inside The Eye Of Hurricane Irma Is Very Intense

Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, is currently making landfall in the Caribbean on the islands east of Puerto Rico, and, like they have with other storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has sent planes in to the storm’s eye. Things get intense. And by intense, I mean pants-shittingly terrifying. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Rising Gas Prices Are Coming For All Of Us After Harvey

A week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf coast, crippling America’s fourth largest city and killing dozens, the country is still feeling its effects. One thing that has been particularly hard is the country’s gas supply. In the last few days, shortages across Texas has caused gas prices to rise and there…Read more… Continue […]

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Here Are All Of The Measly Discounts Automakers Are Offering Hurricane Victims On New Cars

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas’ gulf coast last week, causing widespread damage and totaling estimates of anywhere from 500,000 to a million cars in the state. And, to help out, automakers are offering huge incentives of $500 to $750 off of a brand-new car. That’s enough bonus cash to replace half of a nice TV.Read more… […]

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Watch Some Lifted Truck Dudes In Houston Pull A Military Vehicle From Deep Water

Much of Southeast Texas is under water after Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on the state in only a short period. Houston has had it particularly bad, so to help, some self-identified “rednecks” in lifted trucks are doing their part. Among their efforts: yanking what appears to be a national guard…Read more… […]

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The ‘Cajun Navy’ Has Descended On Houston, For Better Or Worse

The so-called Cajun Navy, a loose conglomerate of volunteer boat rescuers that first came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was eventually credited with saving some 10,000 people from the ensuing floods. Twelve years later, groups calling themselves the Cajun Navy are in Texas in the wake of Hurricane…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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