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Originally posted by _BoneZ_
Irene will not be anywhere near a Cat. 4 when it hits New York City. It will either be a weak Cat. 2 or a strong Cat. 1. Still strong enough to do significant damage either way.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
Originally posted by PhotonEffect
Still a bit early to speculate, but the tracking of Irene is putting it smack dab over the nyc area by Saturday night
Theyre already saying that the entire public transportation system could be shut down for a couple days. There are definitely some low lying area around downtown Manahattan that even with a Nor'easter tends to get pretty screwed up...
I live in the city so I'll be keeping a close eye on this.
We don't do hurricanes so good..... or earth quakes...
Isn't much of Manhatten kept dry using subterranean pumps? I remember seeing something about that on "The world without humans"
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
I think it's supposed to be down to a cat. 2 by the time it hits new york.
Originally posted by rancher1
Does anybody know how high the storm surge is suppose to be in NY, or how many feet it needs to be for it to flood Wall street ?The latest forcast calls for it to be a Cat 1 when it hits NY,, is that big enough for it to still flood Wall street.. It seems like they are hyping this storm to much for a Cat 1..
New York City
The eyewall of Irene will pass close to the city late Sunday. There is an elevated risk of flooding rain (6 to 12 inches) and damaging winds throughout the metro area including the northern and western suburbs. Expect significant coastal flooding. Hurricane-force wind gusts (80 mph) are in store, which will lead to downed trees, as well as widespread power outages in outlying areas. Sustained hurricane-force winds are likely on Long Island and in coastal Connecticut. Coastal areas along southern Long Island can expect an average storm surge of 3 to 6 feet with a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet elsewhere. Waves will top seawalls Sunday.