Re: Good thoughts to the Gulf Coasters
Scientific American did a story called potential major disasters and
NOLA getting hit by a hurricane was one. There are not enough ways out
of the place even if these people had transportation. NOLA's hurricane
plan includes "vertical avoidance" - put in terms one can understand -
it means head for the nearest building over 40' tall and climb.
Combine their below sea level elevation with a 20 to 30' storm surge
and the reported Parrish Coroner's stash of 10,000 body bags would be
woefully inadequate. I believe SA's estimate was over 100K fatals all
the worst factors come into play.
- Re: Talk about bad luck (Halifax)
... > Halifax Canada, well north of the tropics, has just been hit with a ... > hurricane zones, when a densely populated city which hasn't had such ... > a storm in half a century gets hit, a lot of damage is possible. ... > distance of a few hundred km that VMS is capable of. ...
- Re: Here comesGustav
... matter where it hits within the projected path, it is going to give us on the Alabama Gulf Coast a very, very bad day. ... I live 20 miles inland on high ground in a house designed to withstand the vicissitudes of hurricane country, and I have lived through dozens of hurricanes, so I know the drill and will stay put, as I always do. ... But the stress is terrible, especially given that we took a direct hit from Ivan, then the edge of Katrina one year later, three years ago. ... Long experience has taught me to stay put during the storm to protect my property and then get the hell out as soon as the roads clear and until they get the power back on. ...
- Re: Here comesGustav
... Alabama Gulf Coast a very, ... during and after a storm, wondering how your home has fared. ... My SO is from North Dakota, and still isn't used to hurricane country. ... No one can say what part of the coast it will choose to hit yet. ...
- Re: Check out Tropical Storm: Tracking Map : Weather Underground
... I was at our house on the Bay when Hurricane Agnes hit in '72, ... The real danger with Earl will be if it hits New York head on, then we could be talking serious damage, it could be one of the worst in history if it still a Cat 3 or more. ... If you have received this electronic mail message in error, ...
- Re: Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans
... > well before the hurricane hit the Gulf coast, ... The strength and near-exact path of the hurricane was known ... Furthermore the figurative train stopped to let off ... passengers dozens of times before it hit the wall, ...