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Maybe not, but there is a Territory that does!

T. Eric Gillham PE

> From: Lew Midlam <Lew.Midlam(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Question for East Coast Engineers
> Date: Thursday, May 07, 1998 5:40 AM
> Here in Florida, we've learned our lessons.  I doubt that any other state
> takes wind forces as seriously as here.  It's one of the major topics of
> *every* design.
> As for New York, the "Long Island Express" of 1922(?) made landfall in
> middle of Long Island packing 140 MPH winds.  Then continued  to Rhode
> Island, Connecticut, and into Canada before winds died down to less than
> MPH.  Over 600 people were killed, and caused nearly 30 Billion dollars
> damage (in today's dollars).
> p.s.  Nearly 80% of deaths due to hurricanes is from drowning.  Usually
> the storm surge near the coastline.
> Lew Midlam, PE