Skip to comments.Worse Than Isabel?
Posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:15 AM PDT by Stalwart
A majority of the Delmarva Peninsula and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area may see tropical-storm force winds, rainfall and coastal surge reaching or exceeding that of Isabel in 2003. Unless the current NHC track changes considerably, it suggests impacts to the Mid-Atlantic will be similar in scope to Hurricane Floyd in 1999 (NOAA), Fran in 1996 (USGS) and Hazel in 1954 (NGS)
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Maybe, maybe not.
Forewarned is forearmed, FRiends.
Thanks. It’s too bad the “Lessons Learned from Isabel” link doesn’t seem to be working. I can’t remember it too well.
Well, out in western Howard County we had numerous trees down and alot of clean up work to do. Power was out for a couple of days, as I recall.
There is a front moving south that keeps pushing the forecast farther east.
Floridageddon has already been canceled, and it may just end up brushing the North Carolina Islands.
High tide in the Chesapeake Bay for the projected Sunday 8AM strike occurs about two hours earlier that morning.
Even though the tide is going out at the time, only two hours off the high is worrisome.
I’ll be watching this one closely.
“There is a front moving south that keeps pushing the forecast farther east.”
We’ve had lots of rain here in MD past couple weeks, the ground is saturated. A sustained heavy rainstorm would flood many homes and businesses here.
Let’s just keep moving that track eastward.
Isabel was the one where the winds pushed the water up to the top of the bay and wouldn’t let it recede for days. Lots of damage from wind and the excessive prolonged high tides.
I hope I’m overly pessimistic here...but I have concerns that people behind flash mob incidents may see this as a huge opportunity. I wouldn’t neglect weaponry in the disaster kit.
My parents are in the Tidewater area and Isabel was devastating to their community. So many people lost everything, mostly due to flooding.
We’re a few hours northwest of them and while it was only tropical storm strength when it got to us, it did a fair mount of damage. I’ve experienced hurricanes but Isabelle was the creepiest. I don’t know if we had micro bursts or small tornadoes with it, but patches of trees were leveled around our house.
I hope Irene isn’t another Isabelle or worse.
On a lighter note, husband and I have been planning a trip for 8 months and we are leaving this weekend. Raspberry!
Isabel was preceded by a 2 week deluge. With the ground as saturated as it was, it didn’t take a whole lot to topple trees. If it was tornados, the trees would have snapped, not toppled.
In northeastern maryland, I DID have several cherry trees snap. The locusts blew over, uprooted. The cherries were all a couple feet in diameter. Lots of firewood, after.
And now a earthquake.
My neck actually hurts from that; I think I got whiplash. Felt it pretty strong in Newport News, VA. I hope my house’s foundation is ok.
Batten down the hatches, or whatever...
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Heading out for key supplies right now before the mad rush and price hikes.
WOW - Delmarva was actually mentioned..........I’m impressed. Most have no clue we even exist.
Call me if you need me to do anything for you down here.
Isabel was just awful awful awful here in Waldorf (So. Md.)
We were in the basement all night long, with babies in cribs crying at water coming in.
I’m not looking forward to Irene at all!
Mr. Foot is a high school science teacher here in MD. His blog lets him indulge his hobby of forecasting.
He’s very, very good, along with the crew of local kids he’s assembled. I recommend MD FReepers bookmark his site.
The site is not a 24/7/365 forecasting operation like AccuWeather or WeatherUnderground, and doesn’t pretend to be. He does offer excellent in-depth forecasting and reporting for our area when the storms come.
Thanks Gabz. I think everything is pretty good there. It’s HERE I am more worried about :)
OK - but we’ll be around - sort of.
We had planned to spend the weekend in Dover and come back Sunday afternoon, but as of now we’re still planning on going up Friday morning, but leaving to come back Saturday about mid day.
Be safe driving. It’s kind of hard to plan when no one knows where and when it will hit.
Stock up on batteries and canned protein drinks. And potable water.
Thanks. Predictions had looked good for a couple of days, but now it looks like it is coming right to the mouth of the Chesapeake - the Inner Harbor and Fells Point could really get hit, again.
This will surely suck.