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Re: Halloween Hurricane

The Erie Canal is closing and dropping the water levels down in preparation of the storm. Just got this from their email alert system:

HURRICANE SANDY 10/26 UPDATE

The Erie Canal from Lock E-8 (Scotia) to Lock E-17 (Little Falls) is projected to close at 7:00 AM on Sat, October, 27, 2012. Water levels in this section will begin to be lowered, at that time, to approximately 3-5 feet below minimum navigation levels. Any vessels remaining in this section which are able to navigate at reduced water levels, will be allowed to transit to safe harbor. Additional closures are possible depending on the storm track.

For updates and information monitor 1-800-4CANAL4 and New York State Canals.
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And I always thought Maine was part of Canada with all those sissy little black flies compared to those here in the Adirondacks....eh.
Clearly you have never had the joy of working in the woods in Nova Scotia in the spring. They have magnificent blackflies!

And St. Margaret's Bay is beautiful.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Here is an inundation map prepared by SLOSH (Sea, Lake, and Overland Surge from Hurricanes) showing expected submerged land in the NYC Metro area, color coded to category of hurricane. Might help someone with planning.


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IF.. IF it does happen the way they say it could it will be the worst storm to hit the Jersey Shore since 1938.
Maybe it'll wash away that TV show!
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Here is an inundation map prepared by SLOSH (Sea, Lake, and Overland Surge from Hurricanes) showing expected submerged land in the NYC Metro area, color coded to category of hurricane. Might help someone with planning.


Thanks for that skygazer. I have seen that before but it is timely so I don't have to go search for it.
We are about 3/8" up the Hudson from the bottom of Manhattan, practically in the "Red Zone" for Cat. 1 flooding.
I'm looking for higher ground to park my car when the SHTF. This map helps me a lot.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Jim McGee asked me for a SLOSH of NJ. Too big, will mess with the page width. But here is a link to all of the counties (half way down) and a very good - and large - state map of NJ/NYC (State Roads Slosh Map):

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

I can hardly bear to look at these maps, but they are important. Remember they show only storm surge, heavy rains can swell rives and add to the height of the salt water.

In NYC, 80% of people have never experienced a hurricane of such potential, and may wait too long to realize the danger. Remember that at a certain point subways will be flooded. Make sure to move out before roads are submerged.

The terrible inconvenience of moving out beats the heck out of terrible suffering.

On another site I saw the prediction that NYC police will be in boats, rescuing looters from drowning. For my money thieves can be left to swim holding onto their goods. There is a monkey trap where you bore a hole into wood, and put a nut or anything in the pocket below. The monkey reaches in, grabs the nut, and his paw is too big to withdraw. Greed makes the monkey hold on and be trapped long enough for the hunter.
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Clearly you have never had the joy of working in the woods in Nova Scotia in the spring. They have magnificent blackflies!

And St. Margaret's Bay is beautiful.
Some day would love to sail up through The Richelieu through the Chambly and sail up that way. It's on my bucket list. Thanks for that SLOSH link. They're predicting 14" of potential rain for wherever this comes ashore...unbelievable.

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Re: Halloween Hurricane

I'm seeing private forecasts that say the wind speeds will be highest on the north side of the storm, due I think to the polar jet.

Also that the storm may ease a bit, but don't become less vigilant, because they expect it to immediately re-intensify.

I'm passing this info on because I've been less than thrilled with the way the whole forecasting thing has been handled.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

If this storm makes landfall along the NJ coast, the water that piles up in the NY bight and along the LI shore could be devastating. They're evacuating Fire Island already. It would not take a lot to break another inlet or two through the barrier islands. I would not want to be anywhere near Shinnecock Inlet or Dune Road for this.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Very glad we put in bigger/taller pilings this past spring at our condo assoc.
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