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People who downplay this storm don't realize that it isn't the wind that gets you. Tons of flooding around here and the ancient above ground power system/trees make this place a death trap.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post

This is the biggest Atlantic hurricane EVER, and it's occurring during a full moon with modified tides. Wind is NOT the killer in a hurricane, it's storm surge, and Maryland and Delaware are already being hit fairly hard. Nobody should ever take any hurricane or tropical storm lightly regardless of its strength.
Biggest in size perhaps, but not the strongest in terms of wind speed. Storm surge really is the killer, and while I've been through worse storms in terms of wind and rainfall, I live in an area that has a very different geography, making storm surges practically nonexistent. The result makes it hard not to think part of this storm is being blown out of proportion. Then again, the storm surge pictures look like nothing I've ever seen in person, so that helps give it perspective.
Weather and geography are simply weird, and that makes it hard to understand what exactly is going on for people in different parts of the US.
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post

Its Category 1, People need to calm down. Stop acting like its Hurricane Andrew(Cat 5 from back in the day) This is like overreaction to a 4.0 Earthquake.

yeah. Andrew was the strongest storm the states have ever seen. probably will be the strongest ever.

Sandy is nothing. sure, i would defiently evac, because of the flooding (its almost completely submerged some towns, and is flooding atlantic city) but it is really nothing that would put anyone in grim danger.
 
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I was standing outside earlier and I have to say I was disappointed. tongue.gif I had a kite too.

In Connecticut.
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Have family in Cape Cod. They lost power a couple hours ago.
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Got a bunch of trees down in the street here and my power went out 3 times in the last 45 minutes frown.gif don't like posting from smartphone.
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post #27 of 80
The reason this is serious is because the Eastern seaboard isn't hurricane-proof to the degree that the south is. I live in CT but luckily far enough away from the ocean to not get stuck in the massive storm surge that's swallowing houses as we speak.
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post #28 of 80
Here is a picture of the bridge over the North Indian River Inlet (were we keep our 36' Sea Cat).

The big full color picture is what I took as we were leaving the inlet for a deep sea fishing trip a couple weeks ago. The insert is a picture that I just took off of the Delaware Department of Transportation web site live traffic cam of that same bridge.

Basically, all the junk you see in the foreground is sand that is being pushed up over a 4 lane highway. It's totally covered the highway and closed the inlet.

post #29 of 80
A category 1 hurricane is more mild than a typical summer thunderstorm where I grew up in south Florida.

When Andrew hit, everything ~20 miles south of my house was flattened (as in concrete buildings washed into the ocean) and a lot of people were hurt. The roof lifted off my house during Ivan (the one just before Katrina).

The other day, when I heard people around me talking about a big storm landing near us, I immediately and instinctively went out and bought batteries and non-refrigerated food, and made ready to batten down the hatches. Then I got home, checked out the weather online, and lol'd at the little drizzle headed our way. The last time a storm of this magnitude rolled in, I went to the beach to watch it. Silly yankees . . . rolleyes.gif

The good news is that now I have excess booze and potato chips biggrin.gif
Edited by willis888 - 10/29/12 at 2:07pm
post #30 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post

Its Category 1, People need to calm down. Stop acting like its Hurricane Andrew(Cat 5 from back in the day) This is like overreaction to a 4.0 Earthquake.




this storm is hitting at the worst possible location because the eye is to the left of the big cities and all the water will be pushed toward long island, Atlantic city, and New york city.
Edited by aweir - 10/29/12 at 1:53pm
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