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Dear Weather Channel

Really?

Hurricane Irene has been hammering Connecticut since yesterday morning.  We've gotten two months worth of rain in 24 hours.  We have a *record* number of people with no power - more than in Hurricane Gloria.  I hear that the section of town where my daughter's daycare is located has been evacuated because a dam upstream is failing.  You have a lovely page for New England.  It lists states of emergency, mandatory evacuations, parking bans, closings, shelters, mass transit status - all the sorts of things that people riding out the storm would need/like to know.  You list these for all the New England states: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Wait - I thought there were SIX states in New England.  But I guess you've decided that Connecticut is no longer part of New England.  After all - we're so close to NYC that we MUST be part of NY.  Right?

Rest assured, you have reinforced my inclination to use Weather Underground as my primary go-to website.

No love,
Eloise

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lillyflowers
Aug. 29th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
HA! Usually it's NY trying to annex itself to NE. Don't worry, I'll always consider CT part of NE!
kls_eloise
Aug. 30th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
I was having a bit of a snit. It's bad enough that the rest of New England calls us flatlanders (not entirely without cause), but to have the Weather Channel fire us from NE?

I was also coming off a day being indignant at the rampant stupidity all over the television. Feeling a bit snippy. :-)
lillyflowers
Aug. 30th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Cranky or not it's something that flies in the face of geography. NY is not NE, CT is. No you're not being unnecessarily indignant. Idiots abound and it's a wonder I don't explode from all the rantyness they cause me!
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