Wednesday, September 12, 2018

If this is high tide, I'd hate to see a storm

From LIC Talk:

IT wasn’t the wind and rain that made Hurricane Sandy so destructive to LIC and NYC, but the unusual surge of the coastal waters, which in our case meant the East River. In a small redux, we got a taste of that yesterday around 11am in Gantry Park per the photo above. Unlike Sandy, this flooding occurred when the moon phase was not full, which traditionally causes higher tides. Not to be alarmist, but you may want to get the rafts ready, or at least the skim boards.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Came around the new moon (on the 9th), which has a similar effect to the full moon on tides. And on an east wind, which piles up water on the west side of the bays. But yes, given how high the water rises under typical fall conditions, a storm would be truly bad news.

Anonymous said...

That section of Queens all the way in to Sunnyside is classified as a High Flood Zone. Why has the city allowed such overdevelopment? We know the answer .

R185 said...

Build, build, build. And be sure to do so with abandon.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing we can do to hold back the ocean, folks. And no one should believe anyone who says they can. So what does everyone think the future holds? At this point, none of this should be a surprise, right?

Anonymous said...

This time people take pictures and share them! We missed it last time with Sandy.

Anyone want to donate family treasures to the LIC Queens Library?

Anonymous said...

I got pictures from Sandy, are they being shared anywhere?

Anonymous said...

I hope they are paying their premium in insurance.
The next time a Sandy hits we'll have to cover them - I'm sure we'll see taxes increase again along with state and federal funding being given to help. They are developing in this zone at their own risk so I hope taxpayer money won't be spent when it comes time to clean up the flooded cars and lobbies. It's one thing for something random to happen and cause unforeseen consequences but this development has increased even after seeing the mess sandy left in LIC last time around.

Anonymous said...

The next time a Sandy hits.
Bring it on I will then get $4000 for air-BNB guests

Matthew said...

Isn't that what is suppose to happen? I thought all of the new waterfront parks were being designed to flood during extreme high tides and storms to absorb some of the impact.

ron s said...

Always buy above the 20th floor.

Anonymous said...

Matthew -

while I was wasn't sure what you said was sarcastic or not it did make sense so I did google it best article I found http://nrcsolutions.org/waterfront-parks/

Now the question is was it planned or not knowing how this city works - lol.

Tommy Efreeti said...

Heheh. Can't wait to see the waterfront building owners cry.

Anonymous said...

This park is designed to swamp and act like a breakwater.
Should be deep enough high tide to Canoe in it
All the services like Heat, HVAC, Laundry, Electric and Elevator controllers panels in the basements of those towers that are the problem.
The cheap slap up design shitheads put all the eggs together in one basket to save on building engineer hiring. (these IA guys make over $200K a year due to lots of overtime)
If those basements get flooded these modern rushed up buildings are as dead as an underwater automobile.