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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 09:44 AM
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15. Another reminder....
the hurricane of 1938 was also a Cat 3.

It did extensive damage in New England

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hurricane/hurricane1938.sht...

If we escape with less than that, we'll be lucky...

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  -tiny reminder- Hurricane Katrina was a category 3 hurricane. w8liftinglady  Aug-25-11 08:21 AM   #0 
  - Yes - but there is no place on the East Coast with the vulnerability of New Orleans.  yellowcanine   Aug-25-11 08:31 AM   #1 
  - Low-lying areas aren't the only parts in which to be concerned.  kentauros   Aug-25-11 08:36 AM   #4 
  - Isn't that about the tallest thing in Texas?  postulater   Aug-25-11 08:48 AM   #5 
  - That depends on where you are in Houston.  kentauros   Aug-25-11 09:04 AM   #7 
  - New Orleans would have been happy with just some broken windows.  hobbit709   Aug-25-11 08:51 AM   #6 
  - I never saw it due to power outages (no TV or newspaper delivery)  kentauros   Aug-25-11 09:06 AM   #8 
     - Beats 10 feet of seawater.  hobbit709   Aug-25-11 10:26 AM   #22 
        - Or ten feet of seawater mixed with sewage.  kentauros   Aug-25-11 10:52 AM   #24 
  - Ah yes, in the text of the post I thought I made that same point.  yellowcanine   Aug-25-11 09:17 AM   #10 
     - My post was mainly for those that do live in high-rises.  kentauros   Aug-25-11 09:39 AM   #14 
     - Precautions to take in a high rise.......  yellowcanine   Aug-25-11 09:52 AM   #17 
     - One thing you don't need in that list:  kentauros   Aug-25-11 10:02 AM   #18 
        - I am thinking shards of glass. You can't board up most high rise windows from the outside. And  yellowcanine   Aug-25-11 10:20 AM   #19 
           - I knew boarding up wasn't practical for them,  kentauros   Aug-25-11 10:49 AM   #23 
     - My bronx girlfriend, on the 10th floor, just told me it's gonna miss the bronx  lindysalsagal   Aug-25-11 06:38 PM   #36 
     - true, that. Expect the water to go further, the winds to blow down more, than  uppityperson   Aug-25-11 11:21 AM   #32 
  - Outer banks are very vulnerable.  spinbaby   Aug-25-11 09:39 AM   #13 
  - Sand that can move. That is how Oregon Inlet was formed connecting Pamlico Sound to the Atlantic.  yellowcanine   Aug-25-11 10:26 AM   #21 
  - New York City? Imagine the subways full of water. nt  hack89   Aug-25-11 10:55 AM   #25 
  - Yes. Tropical Storm Allison got Houston in 2001 -  TBF   Aug-25-11 11:11 AM   #30 
  - Mississippi flooded a long ways in those waterways also. And many people died  uppityperson   Aug-25-11 11:19 AM   #31 
  - The water off New England is lovely and warm, too...unfortunately. nt  MADem   Aug-25-11 08:31 AM   #2 
  - And Hurricane Ike was "only" a Cat-2 storm  kentauros   Aug-25-11 08:33 AM   #3 
  - Reminder: most of the damage wasn't from the hurricane  MountainLaurel   Aug-25-11 09:14 AM   #9 
  - Thank you, I was just going to post this.  justiceischeap   Aug-25-11 09:20 AM   #11 
  - If you are only considering New Orleans, true. But there was devastation and loss of life  uppityperson   Aug-25-11 11:30 AM   #34 
  - Uh, tell that to people from coastal Mississippi.  Dappleganger   Aug-25-11 06:49 PM   #37 
  - Yup. Katrina was a human failure.  chrisa   Aug-25-11 09:32 AM   #12 
  - Most of any hurricane damage/ loss of life are not due to winds.  kick-ass-bob   Aug-25-11 11:08 AM   #29 
  - Houma, LA and that area had no levees. Neither did a lot of MS cost.  uppityperson   Aug-25-11 11:29 AM   #33 
     - +10000  Dappleganger   Aug-25-11 06:50 PM   #38 
  - Another reminder....  pipi_k   Aug-25-11 09:44 AM   #15 
  - No one prepared for that hurricane  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Aug-25-11 10:55 AM   #26 
     - That's why people need to take this seriously...  pipi_k   Aug-25-11 11:39 AM   #35 
  - New Orleans is a city that is below sea level.  deaniac21   Aug-25-11 09:46 AM   #16 
  - We're below here in Houston too -  TBF   Aug-25-11 11:06 AM   #28 
  - Please pay attention to AMTRAK cancelations  malaise   Aug-25-11 10:24 AM   #20 
  - Ike hit Galveston as a strong Cat 2 and then swung up our coast a  TBF   Aug-25-11 11:04 AM   #27 
 

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