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Models are starting to notice trof in the Gulf. Could become yet another TD-like system this weekend, even if not named. #txwx
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 334 (Nicholas) , Major: 349 (Ida) Florida - Any: 1403 (Michael) Major: 1403 (Michael)
 


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BillyG60
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Re: longer look
      Mon Jul 31 2006 02:54 PM

I also grew up on St Simons Island, and also being a surfer(yes this is surf in Ga sometimes) I can tell you that the economic impact of A direct hit on St Simons and the Golden Isles will be catastrophic.

Building codes (mentioned earlier) are no where near those for Florida. Storm surge will be a Major problem. Tides fluctuate nearly 2-3 ft on any given day, at High tide on St Simons there is really no beach at all to speak of. The highest point on St Simons is about 13-15 above sea level I believe.

Just do a MLS search for St Simons and try to find a house for under 300k, it is nearly impossible.

Now add 15 ft of storm surge onto the equation and think of just the damage from floods (not a lot of the older houses are built on stilts like the outer banks).

Also mentioned earlier, there is 1 causeway to get on and off the island: and traffic just suxs trying to get to and from work/ school during the fall---just imagine if all the residents tried to get off it at once---Floyd in 99 was no joy!!

Yes this place is way over due and I hope it never happens cause I still got friends and Family in the area.

I remember seeing pics from Dora where Downtown Brunswick is under 5 ft of water, and an old roommates mother has pics of the island where they are in boats in the Middle of the street on Broadway during thaat time.

Billy
Melbourne , Florida

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* Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc Mon Jul 31 2006 02:54 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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