Brooklyn flooding/storm surge question
October 29, 2012 8:14 PM Subscribe
flooding / storm surge question: Flood waters in fiance's Brooklyn/Greenpoint location are about 2' away by depth, half a block by walking. Is water likely to rise more?
posted by amtho to Science & Nature (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been trying to figure out his elevation using his address (I've gotten ~12' and ~9' from different services), but the fact that he says the water is about 2' down from his location probably gives the important info. He's not in zone A (just outside it), so he's not evacuated.
It would take about 1.5 hours of walking to get to the high school which is their shelter. He and all his apartment mates would enjoy not walking in the wind and rain.
I've tried to figure out the tide schedule and tide depths, but it seems to vary widely by location and "Greenpoint" hasn't been in the lists I've found.
He has power but no Internet for some reason.
I also did try checking the main Metafilter thread, but but it didn't help. The thread. Thanks in advance.