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View Poll Results: Most Hurricane Prone City??
Jacksonville, FL 1 1.09%
Miami, FL 61 66.30%
Houston, TX 6 6.52%
Tampa, FL 2 2.17%
Charleston, SC 3 3.26%
Wilmington, NC 1 1.09%
Virginia Beach Area, VA 0 0%
New York City, NY 4 4.35%
Boston, MA 3 3.26%
Other 11 11.96%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-28-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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^ Ditto, Miami seems to be more prone. I read that Houston, though above sea level, is sinking up to 10' a year. Has anyone heard of this?
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Where is New Orleans on that list? sadly that city is a disaster waiting to happen...
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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I disagree with posters exempting Houston. If a Category 5 hurricane hit Houston head-on the damage would be catastrophic. Witness Andrew in Florida where whole areas of impact were simply leveled by wind damage. Never mind whether it would flood or not.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Where is New Orleans on that list? sadly that city is a disaster waiting to happen...
New Orleans is definitely in that category. If it was nearly eradicated by a measly Category 3, then imagine what will happen if Gustav should happen to strengthen to a Category 5!
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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New Orleans is definitely in that category. If it was nearly eradicated by a measly Category 3, then imagine what will happen if Gustav should happen to strengthen to a Category 5!
I agree with one nitpick. There's no such thing as a "Measly" Category 3.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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why isnt New Orleans on here? they are preparing for another major hurricane that has the capacity be larger than Katrina
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Poor New Orleans, good luck,.. thats just another bad disaster waiting to happen anytime soon. If a larger category hurricane goes by that city is gone.. gone.. gone.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Galveston, New Orleans, Biloxi area (Camille, remember her?), Mobile, Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Panama City, Fort Walton, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Canveral, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Jekyll Island, Hilton Head, Savannah, Wilmington, Virginia Beach - you've left a ton of places off your list.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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^ Ditto, Miami seems to be more prone. I read that Houston, though above sea level, is sinking up to 10' a year. Has anyone heard of this?
10 feet? I think it's like 1 inch a year, which is still a considerable amount. I believe that they're ameliorating that by building back up the water table.

By the way, remember This Is Spinal Tap? The Stonehenge scene? "I said 18 feet!" "No, you said 18 inches. Here's the diagram. That's an inch mark."
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I disagree with posters exempting Houston. If a Category 5 hurricane hit Houston head-on the damage would be catastrophic. Witness Andrew in Florida where whole areas of impact were simply leveled by wind damage. Never mind whether it would flood or not.
Nobody is exempting Houston. We are saying it's not the most prone compared to other cities that are on the coast. Wind damage would cause considerable damage true. But wind AND water would be must more destructable to Miami and New Orleans than it would to Houston. Now Galveston.......
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