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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 11:39 AM
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14. Anyone from Chesapeake area have any idea what would happen if ...
... the eye or NE quadrant of the storm went right up the Bay?

Would the storm surge/winds cause huge flooding in the Chesapeake?

I'm from New Orleans, originally. The big fear there is that one day, a major hurricane will shoot up the mouth of the Mississippi. This will flood the city from the South. Along with this, the worst winds (from the East) will dump half the Mississippi Sound into Lake Ponchartrain, flooding the city from the North.

I realize the Cheaspeake Bay is much larger (and deeper) than Lake Ponchartrain, but would a similar thing happen... wind pushing the ocean up into the bay, causing tremendous flooding?
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