What a Storm Surge Looks Like – IOTW Report

What a Storm Surge Looks Like


24 Comments on What a Storm Surge Looks Like

  1. I imagine Florida residents are absolutely grateful that the biden* administration has hired 87,000 new IRS agents.
    Certainly they will be helping clean up after Ian…

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  2. @LocoBlancoSaltine, not to mention they are so grateful more money is being sent to the money pit known as Ukraine

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  3. Agreed Jethro, many of those boats in Naples could have made the trip to Brownsville, Corpus Christi, or Galveston Texas.

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  4. Guys, I had a good conversation with Bobcat before the storm hit on how they protect boats to big to trailer. A good logical answer for a fresh water guy. I don’t think they anticipated this level of bad shit. Not to mention they have homes to worry about too. Bobcat hasn’t posted since. I hope to hell he and his family are OK.

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  5. A little over a hundred years ago Florida was a horrid swamp and hardly anyone but indians lived there. Now millions of people have moved into the path of hurricanes. When you live on the coast of any large water you can expect some rough weather from time to time.

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  6. Brad, I think the Naples guys were counting on Tampa getting the brunt of the hurricane.
    It wasn’t until 24 hrs before that the cone took an Easterly turn.
    At that point there were some very large boats that should have been sailed to Miami or the Panhandle.

    Oddly enough on tonite’s The Price is Right at Night the showcase had a trip to Naples Florida and Naples Italy.
    DOH!

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  7. Like I said before, the treasure ship Atocha sunk in 1622 from a hurricane on a similar path.
    No telling how large that one was?
    Of course the libs can’t explain that one since DeSantis wasn’t governor then…

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  8. Looked like the flood of Mendacity spreading across America – and the World.

    The Demonrat’s lies – washing away decency, probity, honor, Western Civilization.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  9. Maybe many of those boats are (were) owned by absentee residents who were still up north for the season.

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  10. I’ve been reading for years predictions of this happening to low-lying areas of the US. There’s probably movies out there depicting these events. Where everyone lives, there’s some kind of disaster waiting to happen. For us it’s earthquakes, but we’ll never ever see destruction like this from an earthquake. Not even a tsunami would do here what it did in Florida and beyond. Guess there’s another potential hurricane sitting out there by Africa. Ian had the weather people confused as to where Ian was going to land. The destruction is unbelievable.

    As a side note, did they find the 51 yo guy who was headed to the Bahamas on his jet ski? I’d say he was an adventurous dude….and stoooopid.

  11. Jethro September 30, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    If I was his insurance carrier I would refuse to pay due to negligence.
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    How was he negligent? He had his expensive cars (a RR too) parked in the garage to protect them from the water. Apparently as the story goes, water got into the garage, garage door somehow opened and the cars floated out. I see a lot of insurance companies filing bankruptcy. Same thing happened here during the fires. Insurance companies went belly up, and thousands of us got our insurance cancelled.

  12. @Goldenfoxx
    That house was right on the coast. There was non-stop news coverage on the possible severity of the storm for almost a week prior to it hitting land including storm surge predictions. (garages don’t protect against storm surge)
    I could see somebody keeping their daily driver car with them but these cars were investments.
    I own a classic car. If I knew of a possible catastrophe headed my way and I had time I would do everything I could to protect it, just like my other valuables.

  13. BFH, I remember a few years back you were heading to friend’s place in Fort Meyers to evac’ your own residence due to incoming hurricane? Does that friend still reside there?

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