Re: Halloween Hurricane
Having worked in Atlantic City for 18 years in one of the casinos, they are the safest place to shelter and they are on the boardwalk and beach. Sometimes the street ends flood due to the storm sewers being long pipes from street ends buried under the sand reaching out into he ocean. The governor was probably misinformed
The problem with nor'easter s and hurricanes for those of us on the east coast is wind and water
Water is divided into storm surge., usually felt in the northern quadrants of the onshore flow of a hurricane. And flooding. Most people who have never lived on a barrier island like Atlantic City, most Nj seashore communities, NC islands. Don't understand the true ways the danger exists for flooding. It does not come from the ocean side.
A barrier island has a by or back bay behind it with an inlet somewhere. When a hurricane rides up the coast it's head flows NE winds pushing we're in the inlet. High tide occurs but the water cannot come out because of wind direction, and the next high tide comes into the back by on top of he previous one, a hurricane moves fast so this Galen's once, while a northeaster happens for 2-3 days thus 4-6 high tides on top of each other. Islands lie Atlantic City do not loos from the ocean side rather they flood from the bayside. Moving into the back or center of the island will not be prudent. Moving back just far nough o beat the storm surge is best.
Atlantic city is a large island called Absecon island and consists of 4 cities. AC, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport. i think the highest ground point s 10. Ft above sea level