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Posted: 9/21/2005 12:41:03 PM EDT
Here is a Powerpoint presentation of a hurricane study of the impact of a "Carla" like storm (1961 - Cat 4) on Galveston in today's environment. The theoritical storm is named "Carly" and the study makes estimates on how high the flooding could go and how much the damage costs might be ($73 billion). This is a 4Mb file but it is well worth the download. I'm not sure how long my bandwidth will hold up so if someone else can re-host it that would be great.



Galveston Hurricane "Carly" Study

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:46:57 PM EDT
Very interesting.

I just wonder when people will figure out that building in a flood prone area is not smart?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:09:22 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:10:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:12:20 PM EDT by jkstexas2001]
Headline news just said they are expecting a THIRTY foot storm surge. The Galveston seawall is 17 feet high, by the way.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:22:10 PM EDT
That's an interesting presentation.

I hope I don't get flamed to hard for this but wouldn't it just be better if Rita slams into NO. After all it's pretty much totally devistated there already. I mean Rita's going to hit land, it may as well be an area that's already completely wiped out.

Hitting the Galveston/Houston area and causing another $30 billion in damage will break FEMA, several smaller insurance companies and put a severe hurting on the Federal governments funds.

This is just a mess......

God help us.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:30:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:

I hope I don't get flamed to hard for this but wouldn't it just be better if Rita slams into NO. After all it's pretty much totally devistated there already. I mean Rita's going to hit land, it may as well be an area that's already completely wiped out.

Hitting the Galveston/Houston area and causing another $30 billion in damage will break FEMA, several smaller insurance companies and put a severe hurting on the Federal governments funds.




Not to mention higher gasoline prices.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:58:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:

wouldn't it just be better if Rita slams into NO.




Yes.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:55:05 PM EDT
btt - See what's gonna happen to Galveston!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:23:17 PM EDT
Man, I like eating at Guidos when I lived down there. I guess that big blue crab on top of the restaraunt is going for a swim.
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