Originally Posted by palmetto defender
Don't mean to be a pain, but know the area a bit. You used two magic words - Harbor and creek. Hey, we have harbors and rivers here. It's been 23+ years, BUT it will happen. And Sandy was "only" a cat 2.
It may not be indicated (why I have no clue) but you are in the danger zone.
The wind speed wasn't the problem with Sandy. Sandy was only a cat 2 but it was an enormous storm that was pushing a huge amount of Ocean water and hit into this area through 2 moon high tides. A smaller tighter storm that was better formed and had more wind may well have done less damage?
This storm was pushing a huge amount of water into the coast when tides were abnormally high to begin with. A very rare event.
We give aid to people who live in high risk areas all the time. I don't think these people who historically have lived in a low risk area should be denied aid.
I have family who live on the coast in a very low lying area and have flood insurance. They also have their home set up with everything on the second floor. They had a 12' breach of their sea wall, 12' think about that.