January 16, 2011

ARk Superstorm

If Quakes Weren’t Enough, Enter the ‘Superstorm’

California faces the risk not just of devastating earthquakes but also of a catastrophic storm that could tear at the coasts, inundate the Central Valley and cause four to five times as much economic damage as a large quake, scientists and emergency planners warn.
The potential for such a storm was described at a conference of federal and California officials that ended Friday.

read more online at : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/science/earth/16flood.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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