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Old 04-30-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Please excuse my ignorance here but if I would live in Cape Coral ( on the canals) is there a risk for storm surge? Is the area known for flooding?

I'm not sure how storm surge works but isn't that an issue more for ocean front areas and it would be from the waves pushing in? And then Cape Coral would tend to flood?

Does anyone know how much the water rises in Cape Coral usually during a storm?

Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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Please excuse my ignorance here but if I would live in Cape Coral ( on the canals) is there a risk for storm surge? Is the area known for flooding?

I'm not sure how storm surge works but isn't that an issue more for ocean front areas and it would be from the waves pushing in? And then Cape Coral would tend to flood?

Does anyone know how much the water rises in Cape Coral usually during a storm?

Thanks!
Cape Coral is very low. The last real storm surge was from Donna. What will flood is just a guess but the risk for a storm surge is very high.
Lee County Storm Surge Map (http://www.bonitafire.org/page20.html - broken link)
Storm Surge Areas (http://www.leepa.org/GISDepartment/StormSurge1.htm - broken link)

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Thanks! Those are great sites! I appreciate your help!
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Default Storm surge?

What is a storm surge? I just moved to South Cape Coral and I keep hearing about them.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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What is a storm surge? I just moved to South Cape Coral and I keep hearing about them.
This is a link from NOAA.
Storm Surge
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Firemed how bad did pine island get hit with the last hurricane ? just wondering. I remember seeing alot of blue tarps on the outer islands.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Firemed how bad did pine island get hit with the last hurricane ? just wondering. I remember seeing alot of blue tarps on the outer islands.
Pine Island took a hit dead on in Pineland. The storm surge did not hit as hard due to the fast turn it made. It was a very small storm but strong. Here is a picture from pineland marina and a blue tarp.



This is Punta Gorda

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Old 05-04-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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I was in punta gorda 2 weeks after . It looked like a war zone. I just didnt know how bad pine Island got it. Thanks for the pics. Also do you know if the PD and FIre dept is hireing down there? cc, ft myers, naples. that whole area. Up here you have to take civil service tests , do you have to there ?
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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I was in punta gorda 2 weeks after . It looked like a war zone. I just didnt know how bad pine Island got it. Thanks for the pics. Also do you know if the PD and FIre dept is hireing down there? cc, ft myers, naples. that whole area. Up here you have to take civil service tests , do you have to there ?
We don't have the civil service tests anymore. I think the City of Fort Myers is the only one that has it anymore. Things don't look good for a job right now in the fire end. I can't say about the PD. Tax cuts are very big this year and alot of jobs may be cut.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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We don't have the civil service tests anymore. I think the City of Fort Myers is the only one that has it anymore. Things don't look good for a job right now in the fire end. I can't say about the PD. Tax cuts are very big this year and alot of jobs may be cut.
to bad. My youngest son is graduating this year and should be going to FGCU , if he moves with us LOL . He wants to be a cop. I saw there were better oportunities down there,where I am suffolk county cops make alot but it takes a while to get on . NYPD seems to be always hiring but they dont make any money, you cant even live on what they start you at. The fdny is good but I think he wants to be a cop more, even though he has uncles that were and are in the FDNY.
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