26 Aug '11, 4pm

Exclusive: New York Surge From Irene Looks Bad, But Not Off Charts:

Exclusive: New York Surge From Irene Looks Bad, But Not Off Charts:

New York Surge From Irene Looks Bad, But Not Off Charts By ANDREW C. REVKIN MIT A simulation of the storm surge from Hurricane Irene (using the Slosh model ) shows severe flooding in New Haven and New London, Conn., (the scale is in feet) and parts of New Jersey, with extra sea height of around four feet (on top of the tide) in New York City. 4:26 p.m. | Update The Storm Surge Research Group at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, has a great online tool that provides an advance estimate of storm surge at important spots around New York City and Long Island Sound. Click on a buoy to see the current state of sea level and what’s anticipated over the next 24 hours (the models are run twice a day). The group emphasizes that this is a work in progress and should not be used to make evacuation decisions or the like. (Thanks, Jeff Masters of Wunderground , for alerting...

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