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Originally posted by KonigKaos
is Doomsday Finally coming the spoken and Written words
Cat 3 Hurricane it will cause damage, but by the time it reaches NJ and NY it will be Cat 1 or Tropical Storm
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by kdog1982
Thanks for that kdog.
But NOAA say that at 5pm EDT it was directly over the Bahamas. (27.0N 77.3W)
Bahamas weather, as of 5pm EDT (directly under the eye of Irene) reports wind speeds of 20mph, gusting to 35mph.
Doesn't add up to me.
Especially as another member reported they'd heard the Caribbean is experiencing up to 120 mph winds.
A drill perhaps?
Irene has the potential to be catastrophic. Mayor Bloomberg stating NYC would make the decision of mandatory evacuations Friday afternoon is a complete joke. Moving and setting up shelter operations for 50,000, much less 500,000 people 24 hours before the rain begins shows a disconnect from the intricacies of such an operation. Worse case: Cat 2 and landfall NYC would mean upwards of 15 feet of water in parts of the city, lost communications and electrical capacity for potentially a month or more due to flooding of the power stations and infrastructure damage.
A few of the things to consider in a worst-case: high rises and apt buildings with no power for weeks during summer, inability to send food and water to certain areas of the city, thousands dead with no place to put the bodies, sewage awash in the streets, breakdown of civil order (like Katrina), fiber optic cables fried, subways filled with seawater, fires in building with no way to put with no way to put them out. The people, of course, are the wildcard. Call me a cynic but I just don't think they'll go meekly into the night like the Japanese and Fukishima. In such circumstances, the thin layer of civility will quickly come off and reveal the barbarian beneath.
I am an emergency manager; it's what I do for a living. This thing could be bad, much worse than a Katrina in terms of loss of life and financial and economic impact.
Originally posted by MRedfield
Somebody please help me understand this here, I thought it was supposed to be a low Cat 1/tropical storm by the time it hits NJ? Every single one of the plotting maps says that's what will happen..
So..why the evac and headline news?