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27-04-2019, 07:38   #91
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in my day we had rolling blackouts every thursday and sunday just to give the electricity a rest. we were all fine with it. we had other things to do, like, uh... going outside??

roofs would fall off of their own accord on a perfectly calm day. did you see any of us complaining? NO. the met eirheads would want to get out in the real world for a change and stop with ther ridiculous red alerts and amber warnings. yet another example of the nanny state coddling today's generation

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27-04-2019, 07:38   #92
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in my day we had rolling blackouts every thursday and sunday just to give the electricity a rest. we were all fine with it. we had other things to do, like, uh... going outside??

roofs would fall off of their own accord on a perfectly calm day. did you see any of us complaining? NO. the met eirheads would want to get out in the real world for a change and stop with ther ridiculous red alerts and amber warnings. yet another example of the nanny state coddling today's generation

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Would have loved to hear you say that last night and be at my house in North Kerry.

Absolute tripe!!
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27-04-2019, 08:13   #93
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in my day we had rolling blackouts every thursday and sunday just to give the electricity a rest. we were all fine with it. we had other things to do, like, uh... going outside??

roofs would fall off of their own accord on a perfectly calm day. did you see any of us complaining? NO. the met eirheads would want to get out in the real world for a change and stop with ther ridiculous red alerts and amber warnings. yet another example of the nanny state coddling today's generation

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Also in your day people were lucky to have one car in a household. Now most have 2 if not 3/4 for traveling to work. Warnings are necessary to stop people making unnecessary journeys they would not have been able to make in the past.
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27-04-2019, 09:25   #94
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Some of the blame lies with the media. They create headlines and clickbait articles which arent wrong but are huge exaggerations. Yesterday we had Dublin based radio stations saying 'storm Hannah upgraded to Red warning', while not a lie, its misleading. It was a red warning in 2 counties for a very specific time frame only.
Also while the media have a responsibility to report accurately, the public should inform themselves of what and where these weather warnings are forecast for. There is no point taking your info from a five word weather bulletin and expecting to know the full picture. In an era where we have access to so much good forcasting information there is no excuse not to know what will happen for your given area. Also people should remember that while we live on a small Island the weather varies greatly even by quite short local distances.
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27-04-2019, 11:08   #95
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in my day we had rolling blackouts every thursday and sunday just to give the electricity a rest. we were all fine with it. we had other things to do, like, uh... going outside??

roofs would fall off of their own accord on a perfectly calm day. did you see any of us complaining? NO. the met eirheads would want to get out in the real world for a change and stop with ther ridiculous red alerts and amber warnings. yet another example of the nanny state coddling today's generation

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Steve you no where near the areas where a red warning was issued, what exactly is your problem? Trees down and roads blocked in Cahir last night. That's the point of warnings you know that, possibility of falling trees and flying debris.

Don't get the nanny state bit, did met eirean come down and lock you in your house?? It's a warning that winds will be high, completely up to you if you want to go out and about in it.
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I think that the problem is this yellow, orange, red warning system that met Eireann have dreamt up.
It is too simplistic.

We were at the highest warning level for storm hannah.

The highest warning level should be reserved for total catastrophe, complete destruction.

Maybe we need levels 1 to 5 ?

Hannah was not the worst possible weather event.

The next time they forecast red most people will just say ah sure the last red wasn't all that bad so they will be more likely to ignore red events going forward.

Like the girl who cried wolf, nobody will believe them in future
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I think that the problem is this yellow, orange, red warning system that met Eireann have dreamt up.
It is too simplistic.

We were at the highest warning level for storm hannah.

The highest warning level should be reserved for total catastrophe, complete destruction.

Maybe we need levels 1 to 5 ?

Hannah was not the worst possible weather event.

The next time they forecast red most people will just say ah sure the last red wasn't all that bad so they will be more likely to ignore red events going forward.

Like the girl who cried wolf, nobody will believe them in future
I don't understand why the highest warning level needs to be reserved for catastrophic events. It's stated quite clearly on Met Eireann's website that red warnings indicate "a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties". If they did implement a 5 level scale, and had what would currently meets the minimum criteria for a red as say a 4, people would end up ignoring it because "sure it's only a 4".
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