Originally posted by antar
reply to post by MrWendal
Do you understand it is not the hurricane number we are looking at but the surge of the tides? This is not like other events from the past it is
unprecedented. Please do not underestimate how the sucking back out will cause the most dangerous conditions we have ever seen in many areas.
If you read my full post, you would see where I mentioned Storm Surge and how the waters will continue to rise AFTER the storm has passed.
This may be the most dangerous conditions YOU have ever seen, but it is not the most dangerous conditions that area has ever seen. Not by a long
This is the problem with some people, you have no idea of the history of your own areas. You are clueless as to what has happened in your own
backyards. So just because it is new to YOU as an individual, does not mean there is nothing to compare it to.
Learn from history or you are doomed to repeat it. This storm does not have to be deadly and anyone who takes the time to learn from the history of
storms in this area would know what to do.
Those people who are calling for rescue now on the coast line are idiots. Had they bothered to even view the data, they would have known (based on the
data) that storm surge will be over 20 feet and it would be in their best interest to leave. Fact is, when it comes to hurricanes, the greatest loss
of life occurs from the flooding. Not the winds, not even the storm itself, but when storm surge becomes the issue and areas get flooded. That is when
people die and it has happened that way in every storm since the beginning of time.
As being someone who lives in a highly active hurricane area and being a person who has lived through many hurricanes all over the East Coast and the
Gulf Coast it is very offensive to me when people carry on and on and on about how destructive these wimpy storms will be. Hurricane Andrew in my
opinion was destructive. It hit with 125 mph winds that tore down homes with people in them. It flattened entire sections of neighborhoods. That to
me, is destruction. That to me, is the kind of storm they takes lives and there is very little you can do about it but simply get out of it's way.
That to me, is a destructive storm. This storm will NOT do what you see in this picture
That is what was left after Hurricane Andrew.
Storms like this, you can ride out depending on location. Based on the data, you make your decision. If I lived right on the coast, I would look at
the storm surge data. Then I would look to see how high above sea level I was. If you are inland, it's a different ballgame. Chances are you wont
have your home leveled by these 75 mph winds. Homes in the northeast are built pretty well. Believe it or not, they are built much better than in
areas of the South, but you always have to consider flooding potential. If you are near dams or reservoirs, you have to consider the possibility that
waters will rise above and spill over. Or that dikes will crumble. These are the factors one must consider.