Tuesday, October 04, 2005

So What Do New Orleans And New York Have In Common?

In case anyone in New York city needs something else to worry about, here's a good one: Hurricanes. That's why city officials have been working on plans on how to evacuate millions of people in the course of a day.

It's not as farfetched as you might think. The Big Apple suffered direct hits by major storms in 1821 and 1938. A major hurricane hitting the city could produce 30 foot storm surges and flood all five Burroughs. The storm's effects would be magnified by the fact that hurricanes in northern latitudes move much faster than storms in the tropics.

I would be happy to take in a few evacuees myself if it ever becomes necessary.... Just as soon as I finish nailing down my valuables.

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