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Re: Halloween Hurricane

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I am referring to the mooring field in front of NBC and Hook Mtn. Boat Club.
I have not been up there yet so I can't comment on the mooring field in front of Petersen's Boat Yard, which is just to the north (Upper Nyack). I would assume a similar rate of survival there though since the two areas are barely 1/2 mile apart but they may have fared better as Petersen's services their own moorings (I believe).
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Amazing to hear how lucky you were!
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

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Did they abandon a floating ship? Or was it sinking?
Amendment regarding sinking Bounty:

Doug Faunt, a crew member posted to Twitter: “The ship sank beneath us, but we swam free and mostly got into two rafts,”.

So they must have stepped up into the life raft.

One crew member, a 42 year old woman, did not make it. And the captain is still missing. Apparently he liked to chase hurricanes...

Bounty captain talked about chasing hurricanes | The Chronicle Herald

This is unbelievable and sad...

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Re: Halloween Hurricane

This is a more literary piece about the sinking of the "Bounty" and scant on details of the captains thinking, but it is good reading: Robin Beth Schaer | The Paris Review
Borrowed from Roger Long's post on sbo.org.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

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This is a more literary piece about the sinking of the "Bounty" and scant on details of the captains thinking, but it is good reading: Robin Beth Schaer | The Paris Review
Borrowed from Roger Long's post on sbo.org.
Thanks, that is a good read, not an accident report but a "painting" in language of one person's feelings and experience of being there.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

I'm glad that some of you enjoyed the Robin Beth Schaer piece I linked above. I also enjoyed reading it.

My original estimate of 2/3's of the boats on mooring getting loose was a bit high.
I visited Nyack today and saw the boats still there, the few that were placed ashore well above the river banks and one sunk in the mooring field. I'd guess that the survival rate of boats at their moorings during Sandy was well over 50%.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Power back tonight, seven days out. House seems warm, bright, noisy. Home and family fared well, boat took a beating, but still floats. She will be repaired. Hopes and prayers for those that lost houses and loved ones.
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Glad you are safe and sound Wandering Star.

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Re: Halloween Hurricane

The weather just won't quit. Here is the current forecast regarding the approaching Nor'easter;

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Statement as of 3:54 AM EST on November 06, 2012

... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through late Wednesday night...

* locations... New York Harbor... the Long Island South Shore back
bays... the Ocean Shores of New York City and Long Island... and
Peconic and gardiners bays of eastern Long Island.

* Tidal departures... around 3 feet.

* Beach erosion... large breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet on top of
any surge could cause significant additional beach erosion and
overwash.

* Timing... around the times of high tide early Wednesday
afternoon and again after midnight Wednesday night.

* Impacts... depending on the timing... track and intensity of the
coastal storm... minor to moderate coastal flooding could occur
across multiple high tide cycles. Locally major flooding could occur
in places due to changes to underwater slopes and/or loss of
protective dunes both caused by Sandy. Widespread flooding of
vulnerable shore roads and/or basements is possible... hampering
recovery efforts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be
alert for later statements or warnings... and take action to
protect property.


... NY Harbor water levels for Wednesday afternoon...

Coastal... ... ... ... time of... ... forecast total... ..Flood... ..
Location... ... ... ..high Tide... ..Water level... ... .category..
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..(Mllw)... ... ... ... ... ... ..

The Battery NYC... ..137 PM... ... ... ..7.5... ... ... ... .Minor..
Bergen Point NY... ..128 PM... ... ... ..7.5... ... ... ... .Minor..

... South Shore bays water levels for Wednesday afternoon...

Coastal... ... ... ... time of... ... forecast total... ..Flood... ..
Location... ... ... ..high Tide... ..Water level... ... .category..
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... (mllw/ngvd)... ... ... ... ... ..

Rockaway Inlet NY... 116 PM... ... ... .7.5... ... ... ... .Moderate..
Freeport gauge NY... 154 PM... ... ... .6.0/5.2... ... ... Moderate..
Lindenhurst NY... ... 337 PM... ... ... .3.8... ... ... ... .Moderate..

... Ocean water levels for Wednesday afternoon...

Coastal... ... ... ... time of... ... forecast total... ..Flood... ..
Location... ... ... ..high Tide... ..Water level... ... .category..
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..(Mllw)... ... ... ... ... ... ..

Montauk Point NY... .311 PM... ... ... ..5.0... ... ... ... .Minor...





High Wind Watch
Statement as of 9:35 AM EST on November 06, 2012

... High wind watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through late Wednesday night...

* locations... all of northeastern New Jersey... portions of the
lower Hudson Valley... southern Connecticut... Long Island and
New York City.

* Hazards... damaging winds.

* Winds... north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing... Wednesday and Wednesday night.

* Impacts... winds of this magnitude will be capable of producing
downed trees and power lines... as well as minor property
damage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Oh no!
It's Sandy's ugly little sister Twisty!

Tidal departures of 3'? I just hope it moves through quickly.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Photos before and after the Sandy disaster:

Hurricane Sandy: The Craziest Before and After Shots
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