Bastardi: Sandy Will Top Irene for Damages
WeatherBell.com’s Joe Bastardi on damage estimates for Hurricane Sandy.
- Duration 7:42
- Date Oct 30, 2012
WeatherBell.com’s Joe Bastardi on damage estimates for Hurricane Sandy.
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The starting here in studio from what about analytics and what would you add here this morning by that spike who bought about a half my.
I think -- he's -- -- that's low low we've actually been a big help to us over the next over the last I -- like Nvidia -- vs the Irish and Scots -- Syrian man accused yeah well definitely your neighborhoods and I don't hear anybody away just they had.
Okay -- better than what what is have been -- really -- remember that our name ends in volley don't throw in the towel ebitda as.
You don't -- made a good point about the snow -- but that it -- -- witnessed LA's we've seen big storms at this time of the year.
-- the West Virginia mountains like this but it's good -- given the fact that.
Through the ski industry we may be off to an early starkest November's going to be a cold market -- so.
There's a little bit of a positive like if the storm is winding down up and now it's -- -- we're gonna have to come out and see what the damages in.
By all estimates feel like I've made a statement last week I thought this is going beat Irene and I believe it will -- I read as far as.
A total damage goes but what happens is.
You know -- -- -- -- mark pointed out all that one humid -- New England part of the reason this got blocked.
Is because -- a huge high pressure system sitting in the North Atlantic that would not allowed to escape out.
Some of the computer miles especially US generated models would try to take -- storm out to -- last week in the middle of the week and you saw some of the better models and turn it back in and they hit the yup forecast correctly.
But this is winding down now.
And it's just a shadow of itself in by this time tomorrow just -- -- regular type -- talk about the storm surge I've mentioned it was actually point 88 feet right southern Manhattan and battery Park City.
-- -- that well anyway the actual storm surge was ten it was almost ten feet on top of the but I don't three point 88.
It beat everything that we we know the 1821 hurricane.
Which was a category three but came directly up the coast and then went by rather in -- in.
Had a storm surge of about eleven and -- half here Donna.
The modern day about -- six to 19601960.
Donna was the last of that.
Cycle of storms I was telling -- about the fifties.
She produce storm surge up to to up to ten feet there so you had certain -- benchmarks that were exceeded here.
And this is a type a storm that was going to do it now.
Believe it or not -- hurricane conference -- well the weather nuts like me get together sometimes and you know we look at all the theoretical models.
If you had a category three or four hurricane.
That came in from the southeast you could you can get that up to twenty feet.
Okay the slot we called the -- models so.
A I would think that this is about the worst case scenario the one town I'm really worried about.
Down the road is Philadelphia because this same track of this storm.
Over the Delmarva peninsula right would have pushed the entire surge -- Delaware bay.
And that would have been just as bad or worse in the Philadelphia would add ten feet ten -- fifteen feet water in the port of Philadelphia Wilmington.
I want you to talk a little bit more about the science of this is removed throughout the morning but it wanna go to some new video right now that's coming in from queens New York breezy point queens where fired broken out.
This morning and destroyed from what we understand dozens of homes in this beach front community.
Breezy point is part of an area that is known in New York as the rocket ways is part of the Borough of queens but the -- -- are actually peninsula.
Jetting off the island.
Awful Long Island actually a not very far from Kennedy Airport if you're familiar with the area of moving east from New York City so it's part of New York City.
Part of the Borough of queens but geographically think Long Island on the western part of Long Island and the peninsula comes off of that.
Breezy point is home to.
Well it is a number of summer homes there but also people that live.
There year round and let's hope that the evacuation order that been put in place for those coastal communities had been.
Followed very closely because these fires wind aided no doubt.
I have broken out this morning in the the New York City Fire Department along with the local volunteer firemen out there are are doing their best is justified -- -- these.
-- we have some photographs that we can look at the yes go to Robert of that just in Manhattan of them flooding.
The extensive flooding that is a -- -- is out along FDR drive yesterday.
That is that's a photo from Manhattan that's from the MT metropolitan transit of -- and a.
Some of those look like they came inside of some of the tunnels and you can see -- the water was building up one of the main problems me think about all this that's from lower Manhattan in New York City believe it or not.
That's what to -- Charlie guests of an area that Charlie Gasparino was talking about we have photos that appears to be.
Along FDR drive -- not to hours after battery part what bridges that can't tell is that you're required to again.
I think yeah that's completely underwater but you cars that -- almost completely underwater -- fourteenth street downtown.
That's the World Trade Center site right there and this was one of the more I think will probably become one of the and George photos that comes out of this it was crossing on social media.
Late last night of the construction cider in and around the World Trade Center and the water as if it was literally waterfalls.
The coming out.
Of that area and coming down the steps next to it and everything else for that gives you an idea of -- Inundated the lower part of Manhattan island was last night.
We talk about how danger -- how dangerous.
New York City can be not just from the water and that massive storm surge that record storm surge that we saw there that was in Chelsea the entire front of -- building.
With torn off and in cardinal's words earlier this looks like little doll house he does look right in -- it.
We also have live pictures of this Crane we talk about not just -- the water.
But also the wind and the wind -- -- construction site New York in particularly Manhattan is a city.
Of construction and a city of scaffolding.
It is literally on almost every city block scaffolding some way.
And that is a Crane on west 57 street is literally it is just.
About ten blocks north of where Connell and I are right now and you could see this is a live -- -- you.
The sun is beginning to come up and is getting a little bit -- outside.
You can see how it bent over they had to evacuate surrounding buildings there were Taurus that couldn't get back into their hotels.
Who were forced from their hotels -- is that high rises going up apartment area -- On 57 street it overlooks Central Park you can't get -- sense of that is across the street north.
Just on the north side of 57 street across from Carnegie Hall -- Carnegie Hall tower and it overlooks Central Park.
It's eighty stories up in the air -- TV an idea.
Maybe even -- you be able to us a give us an idea that mean if the wind gusts of 6070 miles an hour on the ground at the time that they were worried about this Crane in stores up in the air and.
I'm all they're probably did they're probably pretty close to that generally yeah you can you cut 25%.
Every thousand feet you come down with the the arcane and the other thing is a win is more or less steady state.
When you get up above below 50600.
Right what are the big things about New York is a lot of our buildings.
Built with bricks right and used it.
They really have a problem because every time you get a hurricane -- a lot of it -- it skyscrapers are made of glass and even though there's steel real.
Reinforce they just blow up the windows -- -- during.
During Hurricane Ike it was like -- it was like a shower of blast coming down.
-- one after another we didn't have that happen here we're very fortunate.
They were really worried about them -- yesterday isn't so high in the let's go to Robert drain battery Park City.
And down in the southern tip Bob Manhattan.