DESTRUCTION OF NEW JERSEY SHORE – HEAVY DAMAGE TO NEW YORK CITY — MONDAY
Computer Models are now showing Tropical Storm Hermine regaining FULL hurricane strength — walloping the New Jersey Shore and New York City with SUSTAINED 75 MPH winds and gusts of 800-100 MPH all day Monday! DESTRUCTION COMES!
People along the New Jersey coast are urged, in the strongest possible terms, to prepare for this storm and now, PREPARE TO EVACUATE on a moments notice. According to the computermodels, the storm may be far WORSE than Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
SOURCE : superstation95.com
Prior to Hermine's landfall, officials in Mexico issued evacuations orders for parts of northern Tamaulipas. An estimated 3,500 people heeded these warnings.In Texas, the State Operations Center held a conference in relation to Tropical Storm Hermine to discuss emergency plans. Six flood rescue teams were placed on standby; Mass Care and American Red Cross were prepared to set up shelters; ten Texas Military high profile vehicles along with UH60 and CH47 helicopters were on standby for potential flood relief efforts.By the afternoon of September 6, much of southern Texas was under a flash flood watch due to the threat of torrential downpours.Tornado watches extended from the coastline to northern Texas along the right side of the storm. As Hermine produced heavy rains from Texas to Missouri, the National Weather Serviceissued flash flood warnings for many areas. At one point, the entire state of Oklahoma was placed under a flash flood watch and most of the southeastern counties were under warnings.
Throughout Hermine's track in the United States, the storm produced heavy rainfall, especially along the east side of the system. After weakening to a depression, Hermine produced torrential downpours over the Texas hill country, peaking at 16.37 in (416 mm) in Georgetown. Additional heavy rains fell in Oklahoma, Arkansas and as far east as Kentucky. In these states, rainfall peak at 13.42 in (341 mm), 9.81 in (249 mm) and 6.7 in (170 mm) respectively. Scattered areas of moderate to heavy rain also felled in Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois and Mississippi.
In all, the storm resulted in eight fatalities, seven in Texas and one in Oklahoma, as well as an estimated $240 million in damage.
Urges everyone to have a disaster-preparedness kit containing enough food, water and other supplies to last 72 hours. This is sensible advice, and preppers have a point when they mock those who ignore it.