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a bit blowey in the US

Postby bianchimoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 17:10 pm

are they panicing unecessarily?, evacuation hubs, CNN advising people not to eat food from fridge if powers been off for more than 4 hours, has the world gone ultra-cautious, elf and safety mad?
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby ben16v » Mon Oct 29, 2012 17:25 pm

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby bianchimoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 17:30 pm

ben16v wrote:http://nyharborwebcam.com/

get to watch it live here
btw i`m not a spammer lol


water must have got in the cam, it's not working here :o
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby OffTheBackAdam » Mon Oct 29, 2012 17:50 pm

The potential is there, mostly due to stormsurge caused by the very low pressure associated with this hurricane.
It's only a class 1, wind's have gusted up to 95mph. The big worry was it would wander over New York.
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby finchy » Mon Oct 29, 2012 18:48 pm

bianchimoon wrote:are they panicing unecessarily?, evacuation hubs,


No, look what happened in New Orleans.

bianchimoon wrote:CNN advising people not to eat food from fridge if powers been off for more than 4 hours,


OK, that one's a bit weird.

My mum, brother and step-dad are in NYC at the moment so I've very worried.

Still, you'd think that the 69 people killed by this storm in the Caribbean didn't count for anything given the amount of coverage given to them.

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby tiredofwhiners » Mon Oct 29, 2012 19:01 pm

A lot of NYC area is dangerously close to sea level and the city relies 24/7 on pumps to keep the basement levels of the city from going underwater, even before there is a storm surge.

http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/new-york.shtml

Try setting the level to 3m or 4m to see what the surge will do if it continues for too long.

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby finchy » Mon Oct 29, 2012 19:16 pm

^^^ Well that's made me feel better.

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby bianchimoon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 19:34 pm

i'm sure your family will take heed of the warnings, good luck to them
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby hutchy_belfast » Mon Oct 29, 2012 22:06 pm

A few strava segments are going to take a battering with 95mph tail winds ;)

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby spen666 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 15:59 pm

bianchimoon wrote:are they panicing unecessarily?, evacuation hubs, CNN advising people not to eat food from fridge if powers been off for more than 4 hours, has the world gone ultra-cautious, elf and safety mad?

Yep, clearly OTT - I mean there is only circa $12bn damage done
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby daviesee » Tue Oct 30, 2012 16:07 pm

A bit overhyped in the media but imagine if London was threatened by a 3.3m surge?
There would be a few panicking on here.
And it could happen if a storm was to cause a surge to head down the North Sea.
None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby DesWeller » Tue Oct 30, 2012 17:48 pm

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby Pinno » Tue Oct 30, 2012 19:44 pm

You lot should come to the West Coast of Scotland. That thing in America is a gentle breeze !

PS Great bit of copy/pasting OfftheBackAdam. Dunno how you did it.
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby DrKJM » Tue Oct 30, 2012 19:52 pm

pinarello001 wrote:You lot should come to the West Coast of Scotland. That thing in America is a gentle breeze !

PS Great bit of copy/pasting OfftheBackAdam. Dunno how you did it.


Yes, but the bits of Scotland where that's true are comparatively empty. Low population densities and buildings that are low to the ground help. New York is a little different.

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby Pinno » Tue Oct 30, 2012 21:08 pm

DrKJM wrote:
pinarello001 wrote:You lot should come to the West Coast of Scotland. That thing in America is a gentle breeze !

PS Great bit of copy/pasting OfftheBackAdam. Dunno how you did it.


Yes, but the bits of Scotland where that's true are comparatively empty. Low population densities and buildings that are low to the ground help. New York is a little different.


Don't you mean: New York, where the people are comparatively dense and a little empty whereas in Scotland we are low to the ground and live in bits of buildings?
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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby DrKJM » Tue Oct 30, 2012 21:26 pm

That too.

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Re: a bit blowey in the US

Postby willhub » Tue Oct 30, 2012 21:45 pm

I never knew hurricanes hit Scotland all the time. Well I guess it's possible since Scotland did used to be attached to Canada.


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