Quote Originally Posted by Rpbump View Post
Mother Nature again sends a message that ignoring storm warnings and not preparing for these events can be folly and even deadly.
There's a major issue here. The National Hurricane Center REFUSED to issue any warnings once the storm was north of North Carolina. There were NEVER any hurricane and tropical storm warnings issued by NHC since they insisted it was changing into a "post tropical cyclone" and was not their "jurisdiction". They turned all the responsibility for warnings over to local NWS offices, who did issue wind warnings, but not hurricane warnings.

The reality here is that it slammed into the coast as a full hurricane nearly a thousand miles wide. Totally irresponsible and beyond moronic.

More detail here from Accuweather: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weathe...er-no-a/839301