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Originally posted by heineken
all these events are becoming so obvious that something is brewing up that i must consider start trusting my inner self more
Originally posted by Thyhorrorcosmic
I'm screwed, i live in the central valley.
Originally posted by Skippy1138
A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage. Researchers point out that the potential scale of destruction in this storm scenario is four or five times the amount of damage that could be wrought by a major earthquake.
This would not be good- later in the article it says that such a storm could last for more than 40 days-yikes!!edit on 17-1-2011 by Skippy1138 because: (no reason given)
edit on 17 Jan 2011 by Hellmutt because: fixed link
Californians aren't sure whether to prepare for doomsday or shrug off this latest report from meteorologists. Dubbed the "superstorm," scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Multi Hazards Demonstration Project (MHDP) just presented a document hypothesizing the effects of a massive winter storm on the state of California. Over 100 scientists, public policy experts, and engineers signed on to the research, which aims to help prepare the state for multiple emergency scenarios by shoring up already-existing infrastructure and proposing new ideas. For example, research from MHDP's first hypothetical hazard, the ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario, resulted in a massive earthquake drill that involved over 5.5 million citizens. MHDP's report predicts that in the event of a catastrophic storm, California's flood protection systems would be overwhelmed and property damage could reach almost $400 billion dollars. Over 1.5 million residents would have to be evacuated, and "business interruption costs" could reach $325 billion in addition to the aforementioned property costs. Yahoo! News quotes Lucy Jones, one of the study's architects on the plausibility of such a scenario: