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Old 08-30-2011, 12:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Since so much damage has been in small towns, I'm thinking God hates the rural folk. Either that, or he was a little off with his aim while responding to Rick Perry's pleas for rain.
Rick Perry had too many nuts show up to pray for rain and it threw everything out of wack.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Oddly they made more of a big deal about your neighbours in Manhattan than they did the poor buggers in Long Island.
There's actually a good answer for that.

Long Island and the shores of New jersey form a right angle, whose vertex is, roughly, the narrows, leading up to Manhattan. During intense storms, a lot of the storm energy (particularly tidal energy from wind) will be funneled right into that vertex. This is an ironic twist of the area's geological history: while it has positioned the New York area for great economic success now (primarily due to its function as a shipping port), it could ultimately lead to the destruction of a huge portion of the US commerce when the right storm comes up the Atlantic coast.

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Old 08-30-2011, 10:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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There's actually a good answer for that.

Long Island and the shores of New jersey form a right angle, whose vertex is, roughly, the narrows, leading up to Manhattan. During intense storms, a lot of the storm energy (particularly tidal energy from wind) will be funneled right into that vertex. This is an ironic twist of the area's geological history: while it has positioned the New York area for great economic success now (primarily due to its function as a shipping port), it could ultimately lead to the destruction of a huge portion of the US commerce when the right storm comes up the Atlantic coast.
Neat! I did not know that!
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