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Dr. Alan Blumberg Appeared on CNBC to Discuss Hurricane Irene
August 31, 2011
As New York City ordered its first ever mandatory evacuation for low-lying neighborhoods the day before Hurricane Irene, the question on everyone's mind was, "How bad will Irene be?" That is also the name of a CNBC report featuring Dr. Alan Blumberg, Director of the Center for Maritime Systems, who discussed how the timing of the storm's arrival had the potential to significantly affect the storm's impact on New York. In a video posted to the CNBC Web site, Dr. Blumberg provided expert opinion and historical perspective on the tide schedules and possible water damage in areas of Manhattan and beyond.
During the storm, over 500 users from the area accessed the Center for Maritime System's New York Harbor Observing and Prediction System to keep tabs on the storm surge. NYHOPS was thus an important tool for authorities and concerned residents in the flood zone.
Dr. Blumberg has previously appeared on television to discuss an innovative approach to weaken hurricanes that would save lives and prevent billions of dollars in damage every storm season.