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.