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RE: New Natural Disaster! 8/27/2011 Hurricane Irene
From: Alex Rubenstein <alex () corp nac net>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:33:25 -0400

Yeah, I was going to respond to the original post but can't find it.

The statement made by Mr. Wallace borders on insulting. The devastation in my county alone is something I have never 
seen. Thousands of houses destroyed, tens of thousands displaced. Businesses completely wiped out. A major thoroughfare 
(intersate 287 in Parsippany / Boonton) washed away:

http://photos.nj.com/4504/gallery/part_of_287_north_collapses_after_hurricane_irene_/index.html

This is major connector carrying tens of thousands of cars per day. The impact will be very severe to our region.

NJ power company JCPL, which only covers a small part of the state, has 380,000 customers affected. There are wires 
burning peoples yards and houses down. 

So, if a normal day of living in Scotland means floods, people dying, freeways disappearing, mandatory evacuations, and 
everything else that I have dealt with in the last 48 hours, thank god I am not there.

Check out the level recently, versus the "record" in 1979:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=bonn4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0

The main reason for the impact was because we had already had one of the wettest months of August on record. 

Give me a couple days, I will have some photos and movies up.






-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Graydon [mailto:paul () paulgraydon co uk]
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 3:10 PM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: New Natural Disaster! 8/27/2011 Hurricane Irene

On 8/28/2011 6:01 AM, andrew.wallace wrote:
It looks like the DHS, FEMA got this emergency wrong... by the time it got to
NYC it was the equivalent of a normal day in Scotland.I live in Scotland...

Andrew

I'm sure the rest of the East Coast will be particularly appreciative of that
sentiment whilst they deal with billions of dollars of damage from the wake of
Irene.


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