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Old 10-07-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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I can't imagine the water level rising 11 feet inland anywhere in Florida.

The only place that I know it happened was in New Orleans and that was because the levees broke and because they are below sea level.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I can't imagine the water level rising 11 feet inland anywhere in Florida.

The only place that I know it happened was in New Orleans and that was because the levees broke and because they are below sea level.

Scott simply told us what State weather experts told him. We are all a bit better off than we would have been if the hurricane did not move a little east early this morning.

If we were told "Dont worry about a thing, its going to be a minor storm" and it shifted west and kept going west or northwest it would be the disaster that some wish had happened.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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They have been reporting over 9 foot surges in Jax Beach. There's video of the ocean waves rolling over where the sand dunes used to be, out onto the street, and flowing 2 to 3 blocks inland. And that video came about 2 hours before the largest impacts were expected (which is right now). Supposedly this is the largest storm surge in Jax since the late 1800s.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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I can't imagine the water level rising 11 feet inland anywhere in Florida.

The only place that I know it happened was in New Orleans and that was because the levees broke and because they are below sea level.
The storm surge from Hurricane Ike was between 4 and 5 METERS depending upon which side of the storm you were on.

Pre- and Post-Storm Photo Comparisons - Hurricane Ike - Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms

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Entire neighborhoods were destroyed by battering waves riding on top of a 5 meter storm surge (see pre- and post-storm photo comparisons for the Bolivar Peninsula, TX). Low, 1-3 meter sand dunes that were protecting those neighborhoods were flattened by erosion and sand from the beach and dunes was transported landward and ultimately deposited across the width of several blocks.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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The storm surge from Hurricane Ike was between 4 and 5 METERS depending upon which side of the storm you were on.

Pre- and Post-Storm Photo Comparisons - Hurricane Ike - Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms
Okay, but that's just homes right on the water not even a block in.

The way they say it, it sounds like they expect the whole city to by under 11 feet of water.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:03 PM
 
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Scott simply told us what State weather experts told him. We are all a bit better off than we would have been if the hurricane did not move a little east early this morning.

If we were told "Dont worry about a thing, its going to be a minor storm" and it shifted west and kept going west or northwest it would be the disaster that some wish had happened.
I am not saying he was wrong in his warning,it's his job to warn people and tell them to evacuate. He has to do that because if he doesn't and something does happen it's his job on the line. What I'm saying is he gave an ominous warning that made it sound like entire cities will be under 11 feet of water. He said the water level would be over the roof of most houses.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:06 PM
 
Location: SC
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I can't imagine the water level rising 11 feet inland anywhere in Florida.

The only place that I know it happened was in New Orleans and that was because the levees broke and because they are below sea level.
An eleven foot storm surge doesn't mean that the water inland will rise to 11 feet. It just means that the wave that hits the beach will be up to 11 feet higher. As the water continues inland those high points decrease.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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No direct hit. The storm's eye is parallel to the coast, maybe 30-40 miles out. If you had a direct hit, things would be different.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Here is how the National Hurricane Center explains storm surges. I recall they reported an 18 foot storm surge where Hurricane Andrew came in in 1992 at the Deering Estate in southern Miami-Dade county.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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So if it only affects homes on the beach they should say that.

The news seems to by hyped for entertainment purposes.
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