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    Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Time to move out of the curio Environment section into the MAJOR News story this is.

    Now, in all Likelihood, Devastating Damage coming for Tens of Millions.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/hurri...ene_2011-08-20



    I live along the East River in Manhattan (app Sea Level + 10-12') facing South with Open view-- read 'Full Force Winds', Picture Windows.
    Moving inland to higher ground, still in the City, starting tomorrow.
    Feels like Ground Zero again.

    Preparations in the area are Massive. The East End of Long Island, aka Hamptons, will be a Ghost town soon.
    As much of the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine.

    Most with No place to go- their second homes/accomodations in similarly affected areas- North or East.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Doesn't seem like it should be a huge problem for the NE. It's supposed to be down to a weak Cat 1 storm by then, at most. If it drags along the VA/MD shore it'll probably just be a tropical storm. Hopefully....

    Outer banks should get a nice blow, though. Sure glad it missed S. Fla.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Time to move out of the curio Environment section into the MAJOR News story this is.

    Now, in all Likelihood, Devastating Damage coming for Tens of Millions.

    Hurricane Irene: Current Status and Forecast



    I live along the East River in Manhattan (app Sea Level + 10-12') facing South with Open view-- read 'Full Force Winds', Picture Windows.
    Moving inland to higher ground, still in the City, starting tomorrow.
    Feels like Ground Zero again.

    Preparations in the area are Massive. The East End of Long Island, aka Hamptons, will be a Ghost town soon.
    As much of the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine.

    Most with No place to go- their second homes/accomodations in similarly affected areas- North or East.
    looks like it'll be a cat 1 by the time it gets up there...shouldn't be too big of a problem.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    looks like it'll be a cat 1 by the time it gets up there...shouldn't be too big of a problem.
    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)
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Well, I think that Houston, Miami, and New Orleans count as metropolitan areas....

    No doubt it would be a major headache and a big expense.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Well, I think that Houston, Miami, and New Orleans count as metropolitan areas....

    No doubt it would be a major headache and a big expense.
    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.
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    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.
    Bigger, for sure, but Houston has a population of 2.1 million. You wouldn't know it living in the NE, but Houston is the fourth largest city in the country.

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    btw, having lived the last 20 years in N.O. and Miami, I've spent more than my fair share of time tracking hurricanes. This is my favorite website: Welcome to BearPaws Weather™ - Tropical Weather Page

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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Bigger, for sure, but Houston has a population of 2.1 million. You wouldn't know it living in the NE, but Houston is the fourth largest city in the country.
    I'm, tired of Your Nonsense, Cherry-picked/partial-quote replies.

    and 2.1 Million is maybe 1/20th of the possible affected population here.

    Everyone knows Already N.O. and Miami have been hit.
    that is NO News and No reply.
    Bye.


    EDIT, and AdamT still on my Crapola list for the Sneaky:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059742583
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    Re: Hurricane Irene: looking Like Major Disaster for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I'm, tired of Your Nonsense, Cherry-picked/partial-quote replies.

    and 2.1 Million is maybe 1/20th of the possible affected population here.

    Everyone knows ALREADY N.O. and Miami have been hit.
    that is NO News and No reply.
    Bye.
    WTF are you talking about, ya dingbat? I quoted your whole post and I was actually trying be helpful by providing you with a good tracking site.

    Save us from NY hurricane experts.

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