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Teribus BS: Hurricanes & Earthquakes - related? (105* d) RE: BS: Hurricanes & Earthquakes - related? 21 Sep 17

It was more the idea of a tropical storm, in this case a hurricane dragging water in from the Atlantic into the Gulf of Mexico or into the Caribbean seem rather bizarre.

Two large storms that caused massive flooding in areas where the low pressure stem driving the storm did not more in the predicted direction and the storms coincided with a period of High Astronomical Spring Tide. The two storms were:

1: On the night of Saturday, 31 January 1953 in the North Sea caused major flooding in the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland. The Low as it passed over the UK pushed water northwards in the North Sea, then instead of tracking North East as these storms normally do it tracked directly East and as the storm made the European mainland the mass of water held to the North of the North Sea the storm wind swept them southwards to coincide with the HAST.

2: 1970 Bhola Cyclone a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan and India's West Bengal on November 12, 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. Up to 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta.

In both cases it was the water already in the North Sea and in the Bay of Bengal that did the damage - no water was dragged from anywhere else.

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