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Windows 7: Hurricane Tracking 2012

30 Oct 2012   #151
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I don't want to play "My Hurricane Is Bigger than Your Hurricane" BUT really. They are calling Sandy possibly the worst in history. Sorry folks, I live on the Gulf and we see a lot of them and bad ones. I think all of the fuss in because it is New York. What do you think Phone Man?
In terms of damage (cost), it is probably one of the biggest. Here is a little history: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/history/
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30 Oct 2012   #152
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

The area alone was huge... I'm sure there's no actual account of storm damages.. if it's like what happens
after a southern tornado.. it takes time to gather all the needed info.
My brother is in Cape Cod.. I talked to him this morning.. all is well and wet, he too is very lucky.. it was more a hit and miss affair there.. not so with so many around and in NYC and the surrounding states.
I hope you all are safe ..
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30 Oct 2012   #153
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Considering the area Sandy is doing damage to including New York City the cost will be much bigger than any storm this nation has ever seen.
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30 Oct 2012   #154
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Considering the area Sandy is doing damage to including New York City the cost will be much bigger than any storm this nation has ever seen.
LBBear I agree .. covered to much to not have been the worst of all recorded.
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31 Oct 2012   #155
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

We made it through with a few scrapes mostly tree debris. We had two momentary outages; one at 7:16am EDT and the other at 5:33pm both <5sec.

With the way the lights were flickering I changed my mind about the 6hour updates, between clean-up and helping the neighbors this is the first I've been back online since early Monday morning.

Rain in the area ranged from 2 to 3” up to 8” we had 3.68”

Wind started around 6am Monday and didn't let up until Tuesday morning.
Worst was from 7 to 10pm Monday night, winds averaged 50mph. That first hour it was a 55mph average.

It was strange, for about an hour Monday night from 11pm to midnight you couldn't hear the winds howling, the DW also heard the silence, then they picked up again until 9 Tuesday morning.
We figured that was when “Sandy” was passin' through.

Had a pleasant surprise earlier around noon on Monday, my auto parts jobber called to tell me he was getting 2 generators in and if I was still interested so I'm picking one up.
The truck would've been here yesterday, but there were vehicle restrictions from Staunton Va. to here so he'll be giving me a call when it's in.

Album link: "Sandy" 10 - 29 to 30 - 2012
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31 Oct 2012   #156
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

Katrina was a CAT 3 when it came ashore, Sandy was a CAT 1. Katrina didn't just damage New Orleans, they simply got more news coverage. The higher the CAT(category) number the higher the winds.

It was interesting watching reporters broadcast from Biloxi they couldn't get to Gulfport after flying into the airport at Gulfport. Maybe they meant downtown Gulfport, but still their claim made no sense.

The devastation from Katrina was from the western state line of Louisiana over to the panhandle of Florida and going hundreds of miles inland. Not a small distance. When I came back, after evacuating, I saw downed trees from Katrina as far noth as 300 miles inland.

I think Katrina was bad, but Sandy might have done more damage due to people in the Northeast not having buildings able to handle hurricanes.

I was in Maryland in the 1990s. I was told by people who grew up there that they were immune to hurricanes.
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01 Nov 2012   #157
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

I was saddened to read that most of the first 38 people who died from Sandy were killed by falling trees. Hurricanes can pick up and toss debris, cars, trees, 18 wheelers, and even trains at you. Don't go outside during hurricanes.

And if the eye of the hurricane goes over, you might think it has passed, but the eye is just the quiet at the center. It is miles wide and when it passes, the storm picks up again. It is also a bad time to go outdoors.
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01 Nov 2012   #158
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes that is terrible. In the neighborhood of my brother-in-law (Westchester county), two boys were killed inside their house when a tree fell on the house.

The problem is that the houses are not being built for any weather. When I built my house in Florida, I wanted them to put a 12" concrete ceiling over the whole house under the roof (like we do in Europe). They did not know how to do that. Now I will lose my whole house when the roof flies away. With a proper ceiling, that would only be a minor damage.
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01 Nov 2012   #159
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

For wooden houses there are items called hurricane clips. They connect the walls and the roof beams. Screws, rather than nails, are used.

They add additional grip between the walls of the house and the roof so the roof doesn't fly away.

After Hurricane Andrew hit Florida years ago, inspectors found no hurricane clips, which are required by Florida law. Some construction companies had to pay up in fines and lawsuits. I believe some lost their construction licenses as well.
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01 Nov 2012   #160
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

Some photos of various hurricane clips.

hurricane clips for rafters - Google Search

Evidently some teams have the name hurricane, or the word clip is in the image title. But you get the idea. Metal strips screwed to the wood to keep the roof attached to the house.
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