posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:15 AM
Originally posted by Sissel
I realize that. I was in Louisiana for Katrina and Rita. You keep talking about storm surge, which does do quite a bit of damage, but this is still
very early on, quite ahead of rain combined with the storm surge.This storm is moving very slowly. That is what happened just this last August with
Isaac that was only a category 1 when it made landfall, but was very slow moving, so they got a lot more rain than anybody was anticipating.
Yes I was here for Issac, which was more than slow moving. Isaac actually stalled out right after making land fall and did not move for a day or
As I said in a previous post, with the heavy rainfall, the ground will soak up as much water as it can. After it reaches a point that it can no longer
soak up any more water, you will begin to see the flooding.
Maybe some of you misread the things I post. I am not saying there will no NO damage at all. I am not saying this is a walk in the park storm and
everything is fine. What I am saying is that you can easily know what to expect by looking at the data and knowing the area in which you live.
I have lived on the East Coast. I grew up in Philadelphia, spending every summer in on the Jersey shore. I know this area. I know what to expect from
experience. I know what the data is saying. Combine the two, use some common sense, and you get a feel for what is coming.
My advise for this storm is pretty simple. Have at least 5 days worth of food. Be prepared to be without power for 5 days. Be prepared to take care of
yourself in that time. Do not expect to run to the grocery store and get food. Chances are, it will be closed and you will have no power to cook on
your electric stove anyway.
Be prepared for flooding in some areas. If you live by a creek, river, stream, or even a reservoir be prepared for flooding. The amount of rainfall
will cause this water to flow over it's banks. It will cover the land- but it will NOT be life threatening if you prepare for it. It does not have to
If you live on the coast- you should have evacuated. Storm surge was projected at 20+ feet. It does not take a genius to see that if you live on the
beach, 20+ feet of extra water will flood your home. This is all common sense and simple math.