[ExI] Hurricane Sandy

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 18:21:01 UTC 2012

On the other side of Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm, I've been
wondering why we still don't have better countermeasures for
mitigating the damages of these so-called superstorms.  Did anyone
notice the anomalous path Sandy took, heading almost due West into
NJ/NY (and through PA, affecting Great Lakes areas)?

I wish they had covered more explanation for how that happened.  I did
hear one meteorologist refer to it as "unprecedented."

Given the $billion+ expected damage toll, it seems to me there would
be incentive to try preventing this kind of destruction.

We sometimes discuss mega-engineering; I'm curious if anyone on this
list has any wild* ideas for ways to have either diverted or disrupted
Hurricane Sandy before landfall.

* simple ideas would be welcomed too, though the wild ones are
generally more fun.

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