Tag Archives: Hurricane Irene

Storm Surge Barriers for New York Harbor? Would They Do Enough?

Rotterdam, London, St. Petersburg, and Toyko all have storm surge barriers to protect low-lying areas from flooding.  In the United States, Stamford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; and New Bedford, Massachusetts all have storm barriers.  Should New York, which suffered significant flooding two years in a … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hurricane Irene Breaks Up USS Arthur W Radford – Recently Sunken Artificial Reef

Just last August, the USS Arthur W. Radford, a Fletcher-class destroyer which served in the Gulf War, was sunk as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, NJ. The 563-foot destroyer was the longest vessel ever sunk … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Trio of Navy Ships off East Coast to Assist After Hurricane Irene

Three US Navy amphibious assault and transport ships; the USS Wasp, the USS San Antonio, and the USS New York; are just offshore of New York harbor as of this morning to provide assistance, if needed, to the states of New York, Connecticut or New Jersey after Hurricane Irene. … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Irene made landfall on around 8 a.m. this morning, near Cape Lookout, North Carolina.  Below is a video of a pier at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina collapsing in the storm. Hurricane Watch: Where’s Irene?

Posted in Lore of the Sea | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New York at Port Condition X-Ray – Hurricane Irene Sweeps up the East Coast

Almost exactly a year ago, we posted about the “Top 5 Hurricane Vulnerable & Overdue Cities.”   Number 2 on the list was New York City. After Sunday, New York harbor may still be vulnerable but we will no longer be … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment