The cone indicates where the storm may go and they use this cone every time there is a hurricane that threatens land.
I guess you just dont live in hurricane territory or just dont follow these storms but the cone is a tool they always use.
When Andrew hit in 92 everything was destroyed.
We had an influx of Air Force personnel here at Langley because Homestead was leveled.
I made a fortune selling furniture to families who had lost everything.
Langley is quiet this morning.
You know thats not quite normal. I do not think I heard them go out this morning for training.
They leave every morning at five, and again at seven, and return at eight and ten.
And its quiet up there. I should hear them any minute now.
You should be able to find a flood map online.
Landfalling storms have flooded cities well inland.
Floyd was a serious rain event here in Virginia and Franklin, a city well inland was under water by seven feet.
I'm not on the sand. The water is a block to my west with the river and about a mile to the east with the bay and about a half mile to the south also
the bay. I am on a peninsula. Norfolk is across the river from me.
I have had a flooded basement from rain but never has a tide affected my house. The river came up to about 200 feet from my door with Isabel but did
not get us. But there were ghost crabs on my lawn.
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Me too. Lived on the coast all my life and experienced my first hurricane when I was only three.
I remember the storm. Hurricane Donna hit Queens in NYC in the summer of 1960. It took down the only tree our apartment building had in the yard.
even at three years old that is a memorable vision.
My mothers clothes line was attached to that tree.
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