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Scientists Warn California Could be Struck by Winter "superstorm"

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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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...

The scientists built a model that showed a storm could last for more than 40 days and dump 10 feet of water on the state...

"We think this event happens once every 100 or 200 years or so, which puts it in the same category as our big San Andreas earthquakes," Geological Survey scientist Lucy Jones said in a press release.

[url=]Link to full study

40 days of rain is literally rain of biblical proportions and is a very scary thing to think about. Not sure exactly what to make of this, as it is predicting something without knowing the exact conditions that bring it about.

I think, in general, we are very vulnuerable to these periodic bouts of nature. The modern world we live in has only been around for a couple of hundred of years, so we really have no idea how our urban sprawl will be effected by one of these massive, albeit anomalous, acts of nature. Maybe the safety precautions we have developed will work well in protecting us, then again, maybe it won't make the slightest difference. Either way, here's your daily dose of paranoia

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 02:09 PM
Someone beat ya to it

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 02:23 PM
Already here:

Please continue in the other thread, thank you!

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