Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A New Warning about a Mega-storm in California


As revealed by the scientists and researchers, the state of California is going to face a storm which is very strong and seems like has never occurred before. A team of more than 100 scientists, engineers and emergency planners using flood mapping, climate change projections and geologic flood history are warning the California state about this catastrophe. The purpose of this warning is not to cause panic in the residents of California, instead, it is the opportunity for the state to plan ahead in order to prevent the massive damages. These scientists, in their report, continue to say that this storm would be dangerous since it could cause 1.5-million people in California to evacuate and more than $300 billion in property damage.
This article reminds me about the movie called Apocalypse. This movie was talking about the end of the world. This storm would not be the end of world, but it would be very powerful storm. These scientists revealed that it will be five times of the earthquake that has ever been the strongest on the earth. Moreover, this storm will remain in the area about 40 years, if it occurs. In addition to this length of time, the water would cover the part of California at the level of 3 meters height. This water is considered to the Mississippi river 50 times. These scientists published their findings in Sacramento during a conference sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California Emergency Management Agency.
As I said in the beginning, this publication has no purpose of causing any panic. Instead, these scientists are requesting and recommending the California state to take measures and plan ahead about what could be done to prevent it or to take care of its people in case it happens. This warning reminds me the Tsunami, and Catalina. These catastrophes, if they were warned before, they might not be as big causalities and losses as happened. This could be a good time and opportunity to the government to do something to its people.

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