Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Reminder : Tropical Storms Can Be Very Dangerous And Potentially Fatal

Some of the worst storms in Texas have been tropical storms, rather than hurricanes. A slow moving tropical storm can dump huge amounts of rain.

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1990 Colorado Hailstorm Did $1 Billion In Damage

The costliest storm in Colorado history was on July 11, 1990, with $625 million in insured hail damage, or about $1 billion in today’s dollars, association Executive Director Carole Walker said. http://www.aspentimes.com/

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” HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES.”

BULLETIN HURRICANE IRENE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 30ANWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL 092011 700 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2011 RENE IS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE. HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES…140 KM…FROM THE CENTER The highest … Continue reading

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Jeff Masters : 90 MPH Winds

The Cedar Island Ferry Terminal measured sustained winds of 90 mph, gusting to 110 mph at 7:19am, and a trained spotter on Atlantic Beach measured sustained winds of 85 mph, gusting to 101 mph at 10:35 am. The Hurricane Hunters … Continue reading

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Reader Comment From Wilmington, NC

Dixxy says: August 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm I am in Wilmington. This was NOT a big storm

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Joe Bastardi : 6th Strongest Hurricane On Record For North Carolina

Joe Bastardi says: August 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm There are winds gusting to near 120 mph. The storm may destroy every boardwalk up the coast. Please, you are doing a disservice to our side of the debate by downplaying this. … Continue reading

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Trees And Shingles

LESS THAN FLOYD OR FRAN An agent for State Farm, the country’s largest property insurer, said he was surprised at the intensity of the wind and the duration of the storm, but he added that Irene so far seemed to … Continue reading

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