I think this article is kinda 'duh'. Of course New York will get hit
at some time by a major hurricane. It's on the coast and we
have entered the 20 year cycle of uptick in hurricanes.
But ya'll might find it interesting to read..
Experts warn New York: you could be next
By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Published: 25 September 2005
Experts are predicting still more hurricanes, in what could be the worst
year for the storms since records began. The US government's official
National Hurricane Center and scientists at Colorado State University, who
predicted both Katrina and Rita, expect several more named storms in the
remaining two months of the hurricane season. And the World
Meteorological Organisation believes that the record of 21, set in 1933,
may be beaten.
Some of these storms could hit the US, and experts say New York could be
the next city to be devastated. The area around the Big Apple is listed by
the Center as the fifth most vulnerable in the country, after New Orleans,
the Florida Keys, Tampa in Florida and Galveston in Texas, all targeted by
hurricanes in the past two years.
The city says at least a million New Yorkers are at risk, and has drawn up
plans to evacuate those within 10 blocks of the water. But the city could
have less warning than Texas or Louisiana, since hurricanes move faster as they head northwards.
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[edit on 9/26/2005 by FlyersFan]