Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’

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    I don't think kullyfornia can be considered the "Golden State" any longer. I think it's the "FUCKED UP" state, and soon could become nothing short of a war zone...


    Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’


    By Liz Goodwin

    A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage. Researchers point out that the potential scale of destruction in this storm scenario is four or five times the amount of damage that could be wrought by a major earthquake.

    It sounds like the plot of an apocalyptic action movie, but scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey warned federal and state emergency officials that California's geological history shows such "superstorms" have happened in the past, and should be added to the long list of natural disasters to worry about in the Golden State.

    The threat of a cataclysmic California storm has been dormant for the past 150 years. Geological Survey director Marcia K. McNutt told the New York Times that a 300-mile stretch of the Central Valley was inundated from 1861-62. The floods were so bad that the state capital had to be moved to San Francisco, and Governor Leland Stanford had to take a rowboat to his own inauguration, the report notes. Even larger storms happened in past centuries, over the dates 212, 440, 603, 1029, 1418, and 1605, according to geological evidence.

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    I remember the El Nino storms in 1982 to 1983. 25 inches fell on Santa Cruz in two days. 46 counties declared disaster areas. Then in 1997 48 counties declared disaster areas with another storm that dumped almost 30 inches at Blue Canyon.

    There were lots of changes since 1861, including building on higher ground. In downtown Sacramento you can see the first floor of the older building while they are digging the foundation of newer buildings. Still about half the city is on the flood plane, if I remember the map correctly, my apartment complex on the border.

    We will see what happens.
     
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    Sounds like somebody is trying to get more money by scaring people.
     
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    California needs a good cleansing, of all the scum that inhabits it.

    I feel sorry for the few good people that live there.
     
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    How often do you turn to the USGS for weather predictions?
     
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    You pathetic little pile of dried up dog shit. You can't even offer reasoning with your tepid little insult and neg rep.

    Fuck off moron.
     
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