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To: Red in Blue PA

Isn’t it possible to trade electronically anyway? Perhaps I’m wrong but I believe they are way, WAY over hyping this storm.

I mean wind gusts to 75 mph is hardly catastrophic and even the rain totals of 4 to as much as 10 inches is deceiving because this is over a projected 2 day or more period. Were that amount to fall in 5-6 hours it would overwhelm storm drains for sure but over 2 days or more it amounts to about 1/4 inch per hr or less on average.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 5:27:08 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Lacey2

“I mean wind gusts to 75 mph is hardly catastrophic and even the rain totals of 4 to as much as 10 inches is deceiving because this is over a projected 2 day or more period. Were that amount to fall in 5-6 hours it would overwhelm storm drains for sure but over 2 days or more it amounts to about 1/4 inch per hr or less on average.”

True, this is “only” a cat. 1, but it’s a HUGE cat. 1 that will hit NYC for the better part of 2 days. And it isn’t the rain that causes the problems in most instances, it’s the storm surge. Manhattan is not on it’s own planet, although I often wonder. It’s a city on the coast. It’s going to take some damage.

Water also seeks the lowest point. A great deal of NYC’s infrastructure is underground. Subways, electrical, water, sewer, cable, etc.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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