Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita Flooding Projection

Lou Minatti gives us a Storm surge possibility:
Here's a still (click to enlarge) from a Flash animation put together by the Houston Chronicle. It's the imaginary Hurricane Carly, a Category 4 storm. The storm surge alone would bury the homes of over a million people. Galveston, Texas City, NASA, Clear Lake, Kemah, much of Houston, all would cease to exist. These areas wouldn't just be flooded, they would be beaten down by pounding waves.
Also check out Hurricane Rita: Critical infrastructure at risk.