Have you heard? California is going to drown. No? Well, then you haven’t been reading all of the stories that warn of a giant Superstorm headed right for Venice Beach that is going to leave the Golden State in ruins and cancel The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (because he will drown, too.)
Or.. it’s just a bunch of hype created by journalists with nothing better to do than instill fear into people.
Apparently the truly disturbing Aflockolypse is so five minutes ago, because the new natural disaster of the day is a “superstorm” headed straight to Cali, one that will cause up to $300 billion in flood damage.
According to “reports,” the storms hypothetically could last 40 days and pelt the state with 40 feet of water. Winds could reach 125 miles per hour and then, of course, there are the landslides.
In acutality, a Meteorologist for TheWeatherSpace.com said that the superstorm reports are “bullcrap.”
According to San Diego News:
The titles are premature and irresponsible,” said Martin. “Any outlet that deems scaring the living daylights out of the public with false titles should lose credibility. The fact is, it is a scenario, not an actual storm as we speak. Martin blamed a well-known Internet outlet for launching the story without any real basis for it, suggesting that the site’s objective was to create hysteria to generate the maximum amount of hits.
To assuage fears even more, Martin also pointed out California is in a dry spell and that rain isn’t expected in the state until the end of this month. Not that Califorania doesnt get is fair share of weather. In the winter of 1861-62, a storm blew in that lasted 45 days and really mucked up Central Califronia.
We think this is an event that could happen every 100 or 200 years or so, which puts us in the same category as our big San Andreas earthquakes.
I’m sure people living in paradise are willing to take their chances.
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