Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Effects of T. S. Isaac - Tuesday morning

We've been spared the worst of T. S. Isaac and hopefully New Orleans will not have to contend with a Category 2 hurricane as earlier predicted.

This morning we are having wind gusts up to 40 mph and between a few small squalls, I went to the beach to get some video clips.

The two clips I want to show you were taken only a few minutes apart, but notice the difference in the dunes/sea oats are they are being battered by the surf:

Around 9:15 a.m. - close to high tide, pay attention to the sand dune I show about 7 seconds into the clip:

And about five minutes later, look at the same dune as it continues to erode and the clumps of sea oats being washed out. Judging from just a period of five minutes, I think you can see we will be experiencing major beach erosion after the T.S. Isaac.

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