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Dr. Jeffrey Masters blog

Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2008 10:29:00 pm
For those that are interested in gritty, nerd-like details about hurricanes, like I am, definitely take the time to check out Dr. Jeffrey Masters blog over at Weather Underground. He goes into great detail, and offers his insight and analysis about tropical weather, such as Ike.

In other news, the NWS in Galveston had this to say about Ike:

All neighborhoods... and possibly entire coastal communities... will be inundated during high tide. Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family one or two story homes will face certain death. Many residences of average construction directly on the coast will be destroyed. Widespread and devastating personal property damage is likely elsewhere. Vehicles left behind will likely be swept away. Numerous roads will be swamped... some may be washed away by the water. Entire flood prone coastal communities will be cutoff. Water levels may exceed 9 feet for more than a mile inland. Coastal residents in multi-story facilities risk being cutoff. Conditions will be worsened by battering waves. Such waves will exacerbate property damage... with massive destruction of homes... including those of block construction. Damage from beach erosion could take years to repair.

Nothing like serious blunt truth to brighten the day. Thank goodness I'm nowhere near that... The Galleria area is well inland to avoid such inundation, and we're also 60 feet up off of sea level.


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