(Weather Master)
Thu Sep 29 2022 11:20 AM
Re: Ian Lounge


The water deluge is just like when Harvey did it's disco dance over Texas for days and days to the tune of 14+ inches of rainfall.

Ummm NO:

Isolated locations got 12-14" of rain. The water you're seeing on the news is surge related. As Ian leaves the area the water levels are falling but still higher then normal, for example Ft Myers is still 3' above but that is way better then the 7' over-your-head situation yesterday. Unlike other inland floods these areas will drain back into the sea with the next 12 hours.

This was a large surge event from Pine Island Sound south to Naples and an extreme wind event localized to the Boca Grande, Pine Island, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Punta Gorda area. Now this is a very densely populated part of SW FL where about 1.2 million people live so the cost in property damage will be significant.

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