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  • #16
    Re: Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm/superstorm

    so a guy walks into a bar in Hoboken.... :mrgreen:

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    • #17
      Re: Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm/superstorm

      "Sandy roared ashore on the Jersey coast on October 29 as a rare hybrid superstorm after killing 69 people in the Caribbean and then merging with a strong North Atlantic system. It killed at least 113 in the United States and knocked out power to millions of people while swamping seaside towns and inundating New York City's streets and subway tunnels."

      http://news.yahoo.com/sandys-aftermath- ... 18279.html
      My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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      • #18
        Re: Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm/superstorm

        The winds speeds were 'not that high' (i.e., downgraded from a hurricane before going ashore). However, the storm picked up a lot of speed, up to 28 mph. That made wind speeds on the north part of the storm much higher and the steady push of the movement is likely one element of the high reach of the water, since the base level was pushed up (including by a full-moon high tide). I suspect that NY City (and at least northern NJ) had much more flood damage than wind or rain damage.

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        • #19
          Re: Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm/superstorm

          The number of homes and businesses without power just this morning dipped barely under a million from a peak of 8.5 million. With the weather headed there way not a good thing to be without power.

          http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2012_Si ... 1000AM.pdf

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          • #20
            Re: Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm/superstorm

            It sez here that this was foreseen and warned of years ago, but calls for preparedness for such a disaster were largely ignored:

            http://news.yahoo.com/ny-mostly-ignored ... 52628.html

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