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Perry
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Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits?
      Sun Jun 04 2006 08:09 PM

During the later portions of the 19th century, the Georgia coast was ravaged by several major hurricanes; including a cat-3 in late August 1893 which drowned 1500-2000 and produced the 2nd highest storm surge of record in Charleston. Many of those who perished died on Georgia's Tybee Island which reportedly went underwater from a 17' foot storm surge. Only five years later, an even more powerful hurricane struck the Georgia coast near Brunswick. A recent re-evaluation by the NWS office in Jacksonville estimated the intensity as category 4 (938 mb/ 115 kts), and produced a storm surge of 19' feet in the Darien, Georgia area (the HRD "HURDAT" re-evaluation project also list this as a category 4 landfalling hurricane.

The Georgia coast is certainly not immune from a powerful hurricane, even though it hasn't happened in more than 105 years. Just as major hurricanes have returned to the Florida peninsula the past two seasons, sooner or later a powerful hurricane will strike the Georgia coast. If folks living there are complacent and don't believe history can repeat itself, the next time could be catastrophic, because storm surge heights along the Georgia coast are historically large, due to the shallow slope offshore and the concave shape of the coast for any west or WNW moving hurricane.

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* Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc Sun Jun 04 2006 08:09 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? Coast Watcher   Mon Jun 12 2006 10:04 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc   Thu Jun 22 2006 11:07 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Fri Jun 23 2006 08:39 PM
. * * longer look HanKFranK   Fri Jun 23 2006 09:26 PM
. * * Re: longer look suziqt   Sun Jun 25 2006 01:47 PM
. * * Re: longer look madmumbler   Sun Jun 25 2006 03:21 PM
. * * Re: longer look cjzydeco   Wed Jul 19 2006 05:39 AM
. * * Re: longer look BillyG60   Mon Jul 31 2006 02:54 PM
. * * Re: longer look TUXIE   Sun Jun 25 2006 09:29 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? Perry   Sun Jun 04 2006 08:09 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc   Sun Jun 11 2006 12:21 AM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? Brunswick   Fri Jun 02 2006 04:00 AM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? AgnesOfHell   Thu Jun 01 2006 11:36 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Fri Jun 02 2006 01:03 AM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Thu Jun 01 2006 04:35 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc   Thu Jun 01 2006 04:52 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? latemodel52   Thu Jun 01 2006 04:00 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? pastord   Mon Jun 12 2006 12:03 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Thu Jun 01 2006 05:20 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? madmumbler   Fri Jun 02 2006 10:13 PM

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