Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
trioderob

"Frankenstorm" .................

Recommended Posts

trioderob

if hurricane "Sandy" merges with 2 other storms off the east coast she could become a super storm - the strongest in 100 years.

comments ?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alicehunter2000

Getting strong north winds today (Saturday) even way over here in the NW Fl. panhandle.....not a cloud in the sky. 20-30 mph gusts. This does not look as bad as the (Hell Swell) (Perfect Storm) of 91'.......I surfed triple overhead Tres Palmas in Puerto Rico a couple of days later.....the biggest swell they had in over 10 years at that time....even got a picture from surf mag photographer who swam 1/4 mile out to where the monster surf was crackin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy

Power is going to go off for most folks just like last year, but I don't think (hope) it's not as bad as they say it will be... stay tuned.....Lots of RAIN that's for sure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cindy Adair

Lots of wind and rain here right now, but my one story brick house is dry and power is still on. All schools closed tomorrow. I have no idea what chaos Sandy has caused in my back yard though... All my really tender tropicals are safe inside my greenhouse, but the hardy palms must fend for themselves. At least this one spared Puerto Rico.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
palmmermaid

I read where an 11' storm surge is expected in NYC - flooding subways, the financial district and other areas. The head of preparations said they don't have any way to prevent the subway flooding. Along our coast, the 18' waves washed out seawalls, foundations, swimming ppols, docks. But when you build on a barrier island, that's to be expected.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trópico

This storm is pretty large in windspan. On Saturday we got tropical storm force gusts that almost broke my Avocado tree in half, bending it too close to my fence. Hang in there Cindy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

I read where an 11' storm surge is expected in NYC - flooding subways, the financial district and other areas. The head of preparations said they don't have any way to prevent the subway flooding. Along our coast, the 18' waves washed out seawalls, foundations, swimming ppols, docks. But when you build on a barrier island, that's to be expected.

Yeah, that's a real potential for disaster, no doubt about it.

Shooting some good karma to the northeast. . . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

It's starting to look like a worst case scenario for NYC.

http://t.news.msn.com/us/waters-rise-above-irene-levels-in-nyc-even-before-sandy-hits

"New York City shuts two major tunnels as the center of the storm was positioned to come ashore Monday night in New Jersey, meaning the worst of the surge could be in the northern part of that state and in New York City and on Long Island. Higher tides brought by a full moon compounded the threat to the metropolitan area of about 20 million people."

"NEW YORK — Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy has picked up a little strength and is making a turn toward a projected landfall on or near the southern coast of New Jersey.

The National Hurricane Center said Monday morning the storm's top sustained winds had risen to near 90 mph (150 kph), with higher gusts."

"The storm's center is about 260 miles (415 kilometers) south-southeast of New York City and expected to make landfall Monday evening or night along or just south of the southern New Jersey coast."

"Sandy is on track to collide with a wintry storm moving in from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic. The combination superstorm could menace some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.

In New York, waves splashed over the sea walls at the southern tip of Manhattan, already at Hurricane Irene levels Monday hours before the worst of a mammoth storm was to hit the nation's largest city with a wall of water that could reach 11 feet."

"Gov. Andrew Cuomo closed two key tunnels to downtown Manhattan after the city shut its mass transit system, stock exchanges, schools and Broadway and ordered hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. While light rain fell steadily and New Yorkers still bustled on the streets, Cuomo warned residents to get out of the way.

'Don't be fooled, don't look out the window and say, it doesn't look so bad," Cuomo said. "The worst is still coming.'"

"Cuomo said emergency boats were being moved downstate and the Brooklyn Battery and Holland Tunnels, both prone to flooding, would close at 2 p.m. The floor of the New York Stock Exchange was deserted in its first unplanned shutdown since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. More than 20,000 customers, mostly in Long Island, has lost power in the area by Monday morning, utility officials. Most of the city's 3,600 outages were in Brooklyn, officials said."

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jastin

even got a picture from surf mag photographer who swam 1/4 mile out to where the monster surf was crackin.

Would love to see that picture!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
trioderob

she was a 1 on the wind scale

but on the water surge scale a 5.8 out of 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

Well, as we all know Frankenstorm lived up to the hype.

alas

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...