Past Hurricanes @ USNA

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  1. Northstream

    Northstream Member

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    We toured the basement model shop during candidate visit weekend,I noticed many of the main electrical distribution pipes were mounted up on the hoist I beam. I asked a lathe operator why the disabled their hoist by blocking all the trolley venues with 4" emt. The feeders in the slab were abandoned after the last hurricane induced flooding, what other bad things happened in that CAT 2 storm?
     
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    Alumni? Any experiences with this?

    Listserve parents have some stories about flooding on 3 sides of Bancroft
    and flooded downtown, any more stories?
     
  3. Craig

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    Flood

    So in 2009 my wife, kids and father-in-law (Granddaddy) visit the Naval Academy. Granddaddy is Class of '56. Smart guy, has his names on plates for science and math (top mid for class). Later got a Phd. We're looking all over the place and finally come across a professor working in his office and asked him if he knew where we could find them. He proceeded to tell us they were tossed out after the flood of 2003 (if I remember correctly). He said the basements completely flooded. So my wife says, "you think the Navy would know how to keep water out!". I must say that she had a good point.
     
  4. Memphis9489

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    Here are photos of the flooding done by Hurricane Isabel in 2003. If you are familiar with the layout of the Yard you can really appreciate how encompassing this flooding is.

    http://www.naany.org/Hurricane_Isabel_strikes_USNA.htm

    Hurricane Isabel was a Cat 2 and hit North Carolina. Isabel appears that it is also going to hit North Carolina and it will be at least a Cat 2 hurricane. The Chesapeake is going to be on the east side of the eye. That is the side with the strongest winds and the most severe tidal surge.

    Isabel had a devastating effect on the operations of the Naval Academy. All the bottom floors of the academic building were rendered unusable. That's where most of the labs are located. It took a very long time to make those repairs. The damage done by Hurricane Isabel pretty much defined their experience at the Naval Academy.

    I predict that Hurricane Irene is going to be WORSE. The way the storm is tracking, along with the already saturated ground, combined with the high tide at the time that it is scheduled to hit is forming the "Perfect Storm".

    The Naval Academy is very flood prone. When you consider the Chesapeake, the Severn River, and College Creek - the Naval Academy is essentially an "island".
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Irene is going to place the Chesapeake on the west side (the less dangerous semi-circle of the Hurricane) of the eye/center of circulation. Regardless, Annapolis has a high probability to flood given the prediction of an 8-10 foot storm surge. USNA is and has been taking precautions and appropriate actions.
     
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    http://www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy

    'Actions taken by the Naval Academy to prepare for Hurricane Irene include disseminating information to ensure all midshipmen, faculty and staff remain safe and are prepared for potentially heavy weather, the clearing of drains, deployment of door dams and sandbags around buildings, relocating sensitive equipment to higher ground, moving Yard Patrol craft and sailboats to hurricane moorings in Baltimore and up the Severn River, and relocating automobiles from the seawall to safer areas. Naval Academy leadership will continuously monitor the situation and adjust our level of readiness based on what the storm does.'
     

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