Slide Show Demonstrates Ida's Power at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

As they say, a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Proof can be found in this slide show that captures the power of Tropical Storm Ida at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Produced by the Island Free Press on the North Carolina cape, the slides capture both the power and beauty of the storm. And they show why you shouldn't build your house so close to the pounding surf.

You can check out the slide show at this site: http://islandfreepress.org/2009Archives/11.17.2009-ARetrospectiveOnTheCoastalStorm/index.html

Comments

Kurt-

You seem to take at least a little pleasure in providing your 'moral to the story.' Since this is essentially what happened to all those folks in New Orleans who built or bought homes below sea level, did you take as much pleasure in pointing out the same moral to those unfortunate folks?

No pleasure, anonymous. Just stating the facts.

In one way, I feel bad for the people who are dealing with the cleanup and the people who have properties there. But on the other hand, I don't. Anywhere you live there is bound to be some natural disaster that could possibly happen. People that build homes on the shore (or below sea level) should know the risks of where they live. What happened in New Orleans was sad, but people became complacent about weather warnings. They thought that the levees would hold. But they put their faith in something man made. Don't get me wrong, what happened was tragic and sad in their case, but they were warned.

Anyone with common sense would know their risks. Whether you have a home in Tornado Alley, build a multi- million dollar home close to the San Andreas faultline, make your home a place where there are tropical storms and hurricanes you know the risks and should respect nature and the true power it can unleash.

The pictures are amazing. And I agree with Kurt, they show both the beauty and the power (or destruction) of a storm.

How in the world does anyone derive that Kurt is projecting any pleasure about the houses being destroyed by Mother Nature if built too close to the ocean, or below sea level? He is stating a fact - obviously. Kurt, I just think somebody out there doesn't like you or he/she is awfully guilty about something! Thanks for providing the slide presentation.

Thanks for sharing the slideshow - a true testament to the power of nature. For those powerful people who build their ostentatious vacation homes right up on the surf, well, Nature thinks nothing of their prestige. The lesson here is that almost anything manmade is only weak artifice. Nature makes no judgments and all we can do is get out of the way.