While the wind and water damage was covered by the media and people followed this sort of thing:
… plus there were amusing aspects to it:
— Sergio Blanco (@Sergio_Ark2) September 10, 2017
… there was another aspect which astounded me:
Tim Newman puts it succinctly:
The water displacement being induced by Irma is absolutely incredible. Think of the energy involved at 1 tonne per m3! Mind-blowing! https://t.co/s4KAPHOxig
— Tim Newman (@whitesundesert) September 10, 2017
This girl was at the scene:
— #ForeverFlourish (@Kaydi_K) September 9, 2017
That has enormous implications for a sailor. I’ve a pic of my mate in the water off Florida on a flat, calm day but I wonder if he understands just how treacherous that ocean is in that neck of the woods.
After Irma passes, that water is going to come flooding back at tsunami level. It also takes the parting of the Red Sea out of the fantasy range and firmly into the area of science.