Originally Posted by Fred314X
OK, but that's really just speculation on your part, isn't it? The city has experienced direct hits from hurricanes before--1938 and 1963 are two instances that come to mind--and nothing like what you describe has happened. What makes you so sure it would happen the next time?
Of course it's speculation...that what you do when you talk about something that hasn't happened yet. Had it happened already we'd be talking about news reporting.
The 1938 storm hit the center of Fire Island and Long island, not New York City.
As for 1963:
October 29, 1963 – The outer rainbands of Hurricane Ginny produce light rainfall in the state
So not sure where you are going with that.
If you are saying New York has been rarely hit directly, I agree with you. However that does not change the fact that a direct hit, given the topography, will make 9/11 look like a clambake.