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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:41 PM
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Weatherundergroud's Jeff Masters cautions NE about Irenes' storm surge
It could set a new high record.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/article.ht...

"Today, we have a hurricane over the Bahamas--Hurricane Irene--that threatens to be the Northeast's most dangerous storm since the 1938 hurricane. We've all been watching the computer models, which have been steadily moving their forecast tracks for Irene more to the east--first into Florida, then Georgia, then South Carolina, then North Carolina, then offshore of North Carolina--and it seemed that this storm would do what so many many storms have done in the past, brush the Outer Banks of North Carolina, then head out to sea. Irene will not do that. Irene will likely hit Eastern North Carolina, but the storm is going northwards after that, and may deliver an extremely destructive blow to the mid-Atlantic and New England states. I am most concerned about the storm surge danger to North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and the rest of the New England coast. Irene is capable of inundating portions of the coast under 10 - 15 feet of water, to the highest storm surge depths ever recorded. "
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:50 PM
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1. I had MA beachfront, sold it 20 years ago after No Name storm.
Too many close calls then, never regretted it, this sounds like the one I feared most.

Keep your fingers crossed, coastliners.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 06:10 PM
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5. The "Perfect storm" unofficial hurricane? (nt)
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 06:15 PM
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6. Uh-huh.
That did it for me.

I loved the place, but mother nature holds all the aces.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:53 PM
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2. If it's low tide, wouldn't be so bad, but high tide? Could be a mess a long ways in.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 04:01 PM
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3. The insurance costs on this one could be astonishing...
with it taking a long track to affect an extraordinary number of metropolitan areas

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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 04:25 PM
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4. + the overbuilding since the last "big one"
Edited on Thu Aug-25-11 04:25 PM by TheCowsCameHome
This could be the biggest ever - damage and dollarwise.
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