Can NYC sustain a direct hit from Hurricane Irene? Weather expert and author Mike Smith believes the city is woefully unprepared-and the danger is imminent. In WARNINGS, the facinating story of all things weather from Category 5 hurricanes to F-5 tornadoes, nationally-recgonized meteorologist and author Mike Smith predicted that, if a hurricane were to hit NYC, the city would be ill prepared to handle the emergency. Today, there is a very high probability that his prediction will be put to the test. In his chapter on Hurricane Katrina, Mike Smith decried the lack of preparedness and warned that the government could not adequately respond to the situation. He asserted that we could be equally unprepared in the event of a hurricane emergency in another large coastal city-specifically New York. In an excerpt from WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather, Mike wrote:
Most of us just want to say “Good night Irene” but Irene wants to stay out a little bit later.
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