[LMB] OT: tornadoes and hurricanes, was Bridge collapse
tadler at yeshivanet.com
Fri Aug 10 04:13:49 BST 2007
> In any case, it is unwise not to fix bridges and roads well before they
> might fail, in case something else unexpected occurs. (I mean -- would
> *you* expect a tornado in Brooklyn?)
we don't get tornadoes often. we had a hurricane about twenty years ago,
though. it was fall, and the Festival of Booths was aobut to start. and
someone down the block decided to 'beat the rush' and build a booth early.
then the hurricane came, picked it up from their driveway, and plunked it
down in our front yard. very memorable! although i don't remember hte
can someone tell me in very non-technical terms* the difference between
hurricane wind spinning round and round its eye, and a tornado spinning
round and round, with a down-spout? that can't be the only difference.
weirded out by a tornado breaking up the heat-wave.
and its still too hot and too humid.
* words of one sylable preferred :) bec high school physics was a long time
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