They Must Have Forgotten About This One

In 2011, The Huffington Post reported that lower Manhattan flooded during an 1821 hurricane.

1821 HURRICANE Reaching the City on September 3, 1821, the storm was one of the only hurricanes believed to have passed directly over parts of modern New York City. The tide rose 13 feet in one hour and inundated wharves, causing the East River to converge into the Hudson River across lower Manhattan as far north as Canal Street.

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Long Island Hurricane Of 1821: Does This Path Look Familiar? (MAPS)

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2 Responses to They Must Have Forgotten About This One

  1. gator69 says:

    Hansen accurately predicted that too.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Landfalling hurricanes over New Jersey are rare, but they have happened. Fortunately, Sandy was only a CAT .8. The Weather Channel has repeatedly stated that NYC is one of the most vulnerable cities for a hurricane strike. So when it finally happened, we are now told that it is due to climate change. If the major 1938 hurricane had gone about 75 miles further west, it would have made Sandy look like child’s play.

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