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Tonight’s Campus Question
 
Hurricane Irene has so far caused less damage than the most dire predictions, although she left at least 11 dead, 3.6 million without power, and parts of several cities flooded. Local officials estimated that 50-90% of their residents heeded evacuation orders, and many credited timely warnings and evacuations with reducing the human loss. Were mainstream (e.g.: Weather Channel) media warnings and official statements too dramatic, or were they reasonable and appropriate for a storm that was less damaging than it might have been?
 

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