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  •  Thanks for the dose of (I hope) reality. (2+ / 0-)
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    Paper Cup, divineorder

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 10:01:25 PM PDT

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    •  Update: this morning's NOAA model run... (0+ / 0-)

      ... predicts a storm surge at the Battery about equal to that of Irene's (storm + tide = 9.5 feet). http://www.nws.noaa.gov/...

      Of course, we'd be fools to depend on this absolutely, but no point in pancking, either,  (unless you enjoy a good panic which, against all reason, overwhelming evidence shows that some people do.)

      Worse case scenario would be for massive flooding in our not-very-waterproof electrical infrastructure in lower Manhattan, but that's looking increasingly unlikely.

      •  on the other hand... (1+ / 0-)
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        JG in MD

        ...the even more recent model run predicts an 11-foot storm surge. So, I guess we should all panic, which I plan to do right after my nap.

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