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Welcome back super storm sandy could actually.
Outdo its predecessor the perfect storm from the early ninety's back -- the perfect storm battered the coast of New England.
And three weather systems -- and broke 120 mile an hour winds and 100 foot waves.
Made famous of course in the movie the perfect storm -- you're seeing here yeah that was back in 1991.
Right around the same time Halloween joining us now is a man who has studied storms like this.
And talk to many survivors as well author Michael told -- his latest -- soon to be released called.
A storm too soon Michael thanks for joining us when you started to hear that there was another potential storm like -- in Britain the books out.
What was your first thought.
Besides the perfect storm I also thought this storm reminded me of that out the blizzard of 78.
Where -- a coastal storm and we might get a 12 punch.
With the storm surge along the coast but also in one instead of snow this time are gonna get deluged with rain.
It's our common thread that runs through all these storms that you've covered and it seems like it'll fit it in some of your writings and work.
That a lot of people just simply didn't know these storms were coming or they didn't heed the warnings now is Rick has been reporting all morning long we have these warnings we see where it's headed.
-- -- that's the one big difference.
In my book fatal forecast for example.
The weather forecast was.
Incorrect and -- it was a very sudden storm had strengthened over the ocean.
How whereas in -- we've got plenty of warnings so there should be no ships out at -- And that's very important lot of these storms like the perfect storm these ones that happen quickly all the damage in the lives that have been lost out to see especially the -- of Gloucester Massachusetts at that lost the big.
Boat and all of the fishermen out there do you think that it do you know from talking with any of your contacts that there are no ships out there that are going to be an -- -- Well I don't know but I think the Coast Guard has alerted every -- but can they even do flights over the ocean.
Announcing -- -- radio to seek shelter.
The one concern I have wet sandy is similar to what happened.
In a storm too soon my new book.
Is that when sandy crosses the gulf stream it's going to explode it's gonna reenergize.
Its gonna pick up that -- And moisture from the gulf stream and that's what I'm concerned about.
That book that you were just referring to -- called a storm too soon where a storm basically they didn't they knew there was going to be some little bit of bad weather but they didn't realize it was gonna -- to seventy foot waves.
And have incredible issues that it did we appreciate you joining us this morning check out the new book Michael and some interest in perspective on history of these storms thanks Michael thanks so much thank you.
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