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LIFE THREATENING INUNDATION LIKELY!

ALL NEIGHBORHOODS...AND POSSIBLY ENTIRE COASTAL COMMUNITIES...
WILL BE INUNDATED DURING THE PERIOD OF PEAK STORM TIDE. PERSONS
NOT HEEDING EVACUATION ORDERS IN SINGLE FAMILY ONE OR TWO STORY
HOMES WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH.

National Weather Service
Hurricane Local Statement WTUS84 KHGX

To paraphrase Bob, you don’t need an actuary to calculate them risks.

[Intriguing Update: The above-quoted text was copied-and-pasted directly late 9/11, no edits made here. But go to the source document on Friday, 9/12, and one word has been changed: “WILL” is now “MAY”. Still reads rather strong (although the actuary might debate the inconsistency of pairing the uncertainty of “may” with the apparent absolute of “certain”), but one does wonder why the change.]

[An Even More Intriguing Update: Government censors strike, just one of countless times they will do so during Ike and its aftermath! The post-Ike version of this NWS alert completely drops the above quote, which nevertheless did appear in the uncensored version!!]

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Written by macheide

11 September 2008 at 9:45 pm

Posted in Mother Nature

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