posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 10:18 PM
Irene is a weak storm, indeed but it's the timing of it's hit that is concern .. the storm carries with it a lot of water and it's hitting at high
tide which means the potential for flooding is very high.. the flooding could be rather devastating, far more dangerous than the winds from the storm
itself... I would seriously not recommend going home until it passes.. it's just not worth screwing around with.
Also the fact that it's such a slow moving hurricane means it gets to continue to dump water on areas in it's path for an extended time.. making it
edit on 26-8-2011 by miniatus because: (no reason given)