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Old 10-29-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Hi everybody, it's ras124685 again, I'm just wondering and asking people from different states and the north and south how it's different living in places like NYC, NJ, CT, and people living in places like FL and the central to southeast U.S. region in hurricane territory. Like for instance, it is easier to deal with hurricanes in the south better or in the northeast? or Vice Versa? I'd never dealt with hurricanes in Newark, NJ and Orange, NJ in my entire life from my birth in 1985 until 2002, Currently in Augusta, GA since 2003 to in due season. Guys, tell me what you guys think, it is better to deal with hurricanes in south or the north. From your personal experience and which U.S. region is safer (north or south?) God bless you guys.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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Hurricane Sandy being compared a hurricane that was in the Northeast in 1938.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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I don't think it is better for anyone to deal with Hurricanes. The South has more hurricanes than the North but I hope that no one has to deal with them. I was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1989 when the category 4 hurricane Hugo hit. I hope I never see that again. The destruction was unbelievable.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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What is the category of Sandy? More severe than Hugo?

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I don't think it is better for anyone to deal with Hurricanes. The South has more hurricanes than the North but I hope that no one has to deal with them. I was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1989 when the category 4 hurricane Hugo hit. I hope I never see that again. The destruction was unbelievable.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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More Hurricanes in Florida than anywhere up North. But it's almost as if Florida was created by god to withstand Hurricanes. Flooding in the Northeast is way worse than most of South Florida despite South Florida being at a lower sea level. Florida is like a giant natural sponge, and in South Florida in particular, the Everglades acts like a giant sponge, and absorbs all the water from heavy rainfall.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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ok, so what you're saying polo89, is that basically Florida and/or almost the rest of the central to southeast region can withstand a hurricane or flooding better the northeast in New York and New Jersey, right?
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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ok, so what you're saying polo89, is that basically Florida and/or almost the rest of the central to southeast region can withstand a hurricane or flooding better the northeast in New York and New Jersey, right?
I don't know about the whole Southeast, but I think Florida can. When you think how much precipitation Florida receives annually, plus the number of tropical storms it receives annually, plus the number of major hurricanes it receives every 5 years or so, and how little above sea level the Florida coastal cities are, and see how little damage the South Florida metro gets(relative to how much damage it should get), it seems as if Florida was built for these types of situations. The REALLY damaging hurricane in Florida was Hurricane Andrew. And that was 20yrs ago(I was 3). Florida's received hurricanes of that force since then, but none have cause devastation on THAT level.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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They have hurricane PARTIES in Florida.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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What is the category of Sandy? More severe than Hugo?

Sandy is a category 1 storm. The categories are 1 to 5. 5 being the worst. Cat 1 winds are 74 to 95 MPH A Cat 4 has winds of 130 t0 156 MPH.
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