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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    If this storm gets a direct hit on NYC, the effects really could be disastrous, depending on the size and direction of the storm surge. I don't know how many of you have actually been to NYC, but I have, and frankly even a 10' surge would flood the subways and most of Manhattan. If the surge pushes the Hudson River back on itself, the effect could be doubled or tripled. NYC is basically all built slightly above sea level. A ten-foot tsunami heading through downtown is nothing to sneer at.

    Hopefully this won't end up being a "perfect storm" or worst-case scenario. But when public officials of major cities turn white and grim, they are definitely worried.

    I hope everyone in the path of this storm takes prudent safety precautions, and comes through okay. Sending good thoughts your way.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    NYC subways close at noon tomorrow through Monday.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Good luck to all of you in the path of this storm. I'll be watching and thinking of you all. Please stay safe.




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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by hiswoman View Post
    Good luck to all of you in the path of this storm. I'll be watching and thinking of you all. Please stay safe.
    I just popped in to say what hW said. For those of you in the path, be careful, be safe, know you are in mine and I think every one's thoughts and prayers.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Batten down the hatches! Swab the poop deck! Trim the mizzen and don't forget your galoshes!

    Pisser about it is the electric will be out for a good while.... time to catch up on my reading!
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Batten down the hatches! Swab the poop deck! Trim the mizzen and don't forget your galoshes!

    Pisser about it is the electric will be out for a good while.... time to catch up on my reading!
    Kindles are awesome when the power goes out if you got one of those little LED lights for it.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Guys, I know that mbig may come across as alarmist, but we need to take this storm seriously. At least those who live in or near its path.

    Right now, there's a chance this thing is going to make a direct hit on New York City. And even if it's just a sideswipe--which would almost certainly happen if the direct hit does not--hurricanes usually bring TONS of rain. Not good when we're only talking the biggest city in America, which isn't exactly used to full-blown hurricanes. Furthermore, it isn't the winds per se that tend to pose the greatest risk but the storm surge. That's why the evacuations in NYC are, for now, in the low-lying areas.

    All we can hope is that this thing lightens in intensity before making landfall. Because make no mistake, people are going to die this weekend because of this storm and because they did not heed the warnings.
    I don't think I was "alarmist" at all.

    What happened was a Few Aholes tried to paint me so.
    Some for political reasons, other for personal ones.
    I have dealt with them previously.
    I was No more "alarmist" than any MSM outlet. Probably Less.

    This story arguably one of the most important of the year if much larger time period.
    "looking Like Disastrous" is hardly overstating the case.
    CNN now saying because of the Rare track, a "200 year Hurricane."

    So please, Don't apologize for me.
    NONE is necessary.
    Rather than taking the perceived middle road/triangulation, (Playing Mr Reasonable) see if you can figure out what Objective really was for this Major, possibly even larger story. Then criticize the deservant rather than inappropriately apologizing for me.


    Some of my posts, a few in response to those jerkoffs trying to do the painting. (and some of Them now Vanished as They realize the Actual weight of this story:
    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Cat 1, IMO would Cost Tens Billions of Dollars, Knock out power, Damage too many buildings and homes to count.
    Even a strong Tropical storm this large is going to be very bad.

    'Mere' 70-85 mph winds it looks like ... almost never happen in a wide area.
    Most Buildings/skyscrapers (esp windows) have never been tested in Prolonged winds that looked likely.

    Major Burbs for Hundreds of miles will get Creamed with down trees, power lines, etc.

    There hasn't been a NE Metropolitan area hit like this in a century.
    The last Disaster 1938, It was stronger true, totally destroyed Eastern Long Island, Rhode Island, etc.

    Everyone's been hoping it takes the traditional East jog.. but Models having it inching ever more West.
    Cone center is just about up the Hudson River. (after Crushing AC, Philly, etc)
    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    It was corrected to "NE" and that is Humongous in population/area compared to places you mention. That Is the point of the thread.
    It isn't Katrina than goodness.
    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Another who missed the point.
    'Cat 1' is Indeed No biggie... but try running it up the heaviest populated portion/400+ miles of I-95.
    Lotsa damage at 85 mph.

    Hopefully it will Weaken to 40-50 mph and leave even more minimal damage.
    Not the Forecast now however.
    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    You need to watch the News.
    I suggest CNN or The Weather Channel who will tell you how rare it indeed is. Unique for the NE.
    As will State-of-Emergency Gov Christie, a Native NJ boy on the last page.

    I really miss Neg Reps.
    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    It's not so much the strength as the location.
    The proverbial I-95 'Megalopolis' and it's burbs.

    Even 70-80 mph winds up the heart of that corridor are going to be very damaging.
    Vast areas that haven't been hit in a generation by anything - or Never hit are probably going to have problems.
    It's really problems for so many rather than a Monster for a few.


    I'd guess losses in prime-time Bookings alone to Resorts (Hotels, Restaurants, etc) from NC's Outer Banks extending North to Maine are already a Billion dollars.
    (NC, VA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, ME)
    And again...
    This may turn out less damaging than Every conceivable Expert predicts.
    That still wouldn't make my posts "alarmist", just an accurate state of the available info.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I just popped in to say what hW said. For those of you in the path, be careful, be safe, know you are in mine and I think every one's thoughts and prayers.
    Ditto. I hope everyone stays safe and sending out good vibes.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Stay safe, you guys. And don't forget your furbabies.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Getting rain from the outer bands right now.

    Luckily this storm is now a category 1 instead of a category 3 as predicted.

    Landfall at Cape Lookout is imminent.

    80,000 in NC without power.

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