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On the part of the storm the smoke it's just the storm is something else.
We'll say these -- is of course very wide and far reaching as we've seen the first estimates for the costs of the storm's damage.
On -- and -- are about what on next guess originally expected.
Jeff masses a director of -- urology for Weather Underground joining us now Jeff.
OK last Friday said this would likely be a billion of dollar -- Disaster.
My goodness it was so much more was -- net.
Yeah I was being conservative because I didn't know what mr.
-- is gonna hit relative to high tide.
If -- hit hit debt load tied to damage would have been far -- Yeah we're talking about twenty billion property damage is maybe ten billion -- thirty billion even Summers saying in lost business.
I mean what do you think now that you've seen the damage what do you think it could total.
Yes certainly -- a fifty billion between the two -- is probably a pretty good testament.
I'm a little surprised it isn't higher but we haven't seen what the -- business is going to be yet and certainly shutting down.
The nation's largest city and 10% of its GDP is going to be very costly.
Jeff area where the Weather Underground -- it's a no -- Boston insurance.
Officials this question but it appears of the weather patents.
All changing and these type of monster storms perhaps are becoming more likely would you agree with the Adam why.
I'd agree that in the last two years the US is seen an unprecedented sort of severe weather on slot.
I mean this year -- we -- you know of course sandy we had summertime in March last year we had record floods on the Mississippi the Missouri the -- -- -- And we had that tornado -- as well.
And I just say -- we've moved into a new climate regime.
It's not dissimilar climate I've known in thirty years as a meteorologist and I think have to point the finger towards heat trapping gases like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere here.
This is just a freak accident I mean this is two storms colliding that would normally never meet.
I mean it's it's it's a once in you know however many decades century accident that you -- -- happen.
-- freak events in the atmosphere happened naturally we saw -- back in 1903 that hit New Jersey that's the only American has ever done it.
So there is at large -- -- natural variability.
But just -- -- to need its purity of some of the disaster were seen in recent years are unlike anything we've ever seen in the US going back several centuries of record keeping.
Which makes me nervous us -- what you're expecting for this wind take away expect more of these big storms that obviously will turn into blizzards.
You know the only thing I'd be surprised at this winner parent or an ordinary winter.
We may have another winner like last you're basically did have a richer or not a severe one like the previous few winners -- -- got pounded his frequent snowstorms -- Normal is not normal anymore I just expect the abnormal.
-- That's says it all -- -- thank you so much for joining us today by Skype and cover hedging his bets -- -- that the upcoming winter it to be really wool mart can be really stalled -- is.
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