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Back -- kitty hawk North Carolina this is the far eastern stretch of that test data look at the damage left behind by I agree.
On this road is crumbled.
You can see far off -- the horizon just how much damage has been caused by the storm moving through that part of the state.
If you remember yesterday when the guy of Irene -- moving across North Carolina.
And the upper right hand corner is always the strongest we and you find a storm like these.
And it really looked like the storm cut just to the left.
Of kitty hawk North Carolina which would -- given the strongest force of the storm.
That that upper cut to the -- all.
On on the outer stretch of kitty hawk North Carolina causing damage.
Just like that in it was that part of the state that a lot of people and -- looking to the storm and thinking well North Carolina help slowed down Irene.
And weaken it for the rest of the folks up in the northeast.
How much truth there -- and that can can be -- over the coming days and weeks we go back and examine.
The radar in the force in the movement of the store.
Now colonel John delays with the New York Army Corps of Engineers are you with -- colonel.
Yes I am thank you thank you for your time I don't know if you're near a television but we're watching right now -- road that's just been ripped apart.
-- yes we are but Alitalia.
You know what.
When you think about how how about a could have been you we have to feel lucky especially around New York City.
Yeah indeed we do and as you reflect on New York.
And they talk about North Carolina perhaps slowing down that storm and taking -- -- the intensity which perhaps spared a lot of people in New Jersey New York from.
The fiercest aspect of the storm and that would have been the wins.
Instead what you got was a water storm.
And the flooding could be with us for some time how would you as an engineer.
Managed -- even get ready for that colonel.
Well I'll tell you I think it is gone ahead.
Water is the problem thankfully we didn't have the search that we expected down.
Concerned about Battery Park and so -- I gotta tell hey you know how you handle it is -- plan -- -- and you make the kind of decisions that I've seen from mother stayed in New Jersey.
-- New York in the city of those of New York it and that's -- strategy doggone big -- and I compliment to.
The governors and the mayor for the city decisions He made on evacuations.
And shutting down the MTA and so forth that thinks so so really preparing for.
The emergency getting people out of harm's way is the first thing and then when you have the water -- through.
And you figure out how much you've got to deal with that we've got all kinds of data that tell us so where the rivers are -- -- crest.
It's so true what you have to do -- you've got to evacuate.
The towns that are in harm's way from the river rain flooding.
And and then you have to.
You have to look at this so long term in terms of what what you're gonna do.
You -- in the future.
Colonel there will be some criticism directed -- public officials.
Saying they overreacted.
Do you think they did.
I don't think they did it all I think again.
You know I think that the decisions they made were -- right on the money because they had public safety in mind -- As you can -- from the from the results.
You know pretty darn successful if that's what are your goals.
Colonel thank you appreciate your time.
The goal has been accomplished what's next month.
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