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Scientists Predict Devastating "Superstorm" To Hit California!

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Oh, good! Just another sign of the apocalypse!

A group of over 100 scientists and experts with the U.S. Geological Survey have discovered that California's geological history includes 'superstorms' that hit the state once every 100-200 years, and have the potential to flood a quarter of the state's homes, cause $300-$400 billion in damages, four or five times the amount that a major earthquake could!

The last time one of these storms struck, it was over a 300-mile stretch of the Central Valley, from 1861-1862. According to Geological Survey director Marcia K. McNutt, the floods were so bad that the state capital had to be moved to San Francisco! Even larger storms are thought to have hit in the years 212, 440, 603, 1029, 1418, and 1605.

Due to the rising temperatures in the atmosphere, scientists fear that the next big one could be on its way, and created a model to simulate what one of these 'superstorms' would be like. According to the model, it could last for over 40 days and dump 10 feet of water on the state, due to an "atmospheric river" that could move water "at the same rate of 50 Mississippis discharging water into the Gulf of Mexico." Winds could reportedly reach 125 mph.

Holy shiz!

Geological Survey scientist Lucy Jones concludes:

"We think this event happens once every 100 or 200 years or so, which puts it in the same category as our big San Andreas earthquakes."

Oh good! So if this superstorm doesn't get us, an earthquake will!

Luckily, federal and state emergency management officials are aware of such a potentially disastrous event, and held a conference last week about emergency preparations in case one were to actually hit.

We sincerely hope that this next one waits a few more hundred years or so!

Scary stuff, but the best we can do is hopefully have measures in place to ensure that if something like this were to happen, everyone affected by it would be safe and out of harm's way.

Yeesh! Thoughts??

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37 comments to “Scientists Predict Devastating "Superstorm" To Hit California!”



  1. 1

    Another sign of the apocalypse yet even larger storms happened in previous years? Then the scientist stated they believes this happens every 100-200 years. Thank goodness nobody takes you seriously………….
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    The Earth is alive and will evolve and revolve until we are all gone.



  2. 2

    Well, duh! That's why there's so many cities in Florida that have the same names as Southern California cities…Hollywood, Venice, Belleair, Buena Vista…the celebrities, entertainment moguls, & con artists will simply relocate there as if nothing happened. Then put on a benefit concert & telethon to raise money, for all the people that they abandoned, for media attention, maybe adopt a couple "Californian Orphans" to add to their collection…lol



  3. 3

    stop scaring people.
    but just in case i live downstairs from a christian pastor so she can baptize me min before all the sinners go lol

  4. Beccx says – reply to this


    4

    Pure bullshit.



  5. 5

    perez stfu, "MAN" cannot predict when the world will end. Only "GOD" can know stop hyping up bullshit mayan assholes claim will happen. No one can predict faith or the future, we arent like fucking harry potter we dont have powers to see the future. Shesh now stop misleading people who unfortunately may believe your paranoia.



  6. 6

    Hey Mario, do us all a favour and go play on the beach when and if such a storm hits ok?



  7. 7

    You know what I took from that article. Yes, devastating things are happening, but they've also happened before and the world didn't end. Be glad we don't live in the 1800's and we can prepare for the things that may happen.

  8. uyeah says – reply to this


    8

    It all going to hit the fan all over the world on May 21, 2011.



  9. 9

    Calm down Chicken Little.



  10. 10

    Re: sensfan999 – Lololol



  11. 11

    Didn't Notradamus predict a quake in California, I remember reading that years ago anyway …



  12. 12

    OH PLEEEESE, the end of the world, all this shit seems to be happening in only america, so em I guess its the end for you, whereas in Ireland we are all sittin fine and dandy, no birds fallin from the sky, no fish dying in the water, and no "superstorms" predicted, we're just drinkin tea, sippin the Guinness, So end of the world is bullshit, if the world was going to end wouldn't all this be happening else where?? Despite what you may think there are other countries on the earth, and they're ok, america in not the be all and end all. Sorry mate, but i do believe you should get back in your box on this one.



  13. 13

    GOOD. Hollywood and all of its residents (celebs) need to get destroyed. It'll make the world a better place.



  14. 14

    Wow, Mari! Seems as if you and the crew are circling the bowl. What will you leave in a Time Capsule for future generations?



  15. 15

    Don't worry, everyone. Dennis Quaid will know what to do!



  16. 16

    i think perez is kidding about this being the end of the world. it's called sarcasm people. also for the 'man can't predict, god does' .. seriously? also, of course it didn't matter that much back in the 1800s when WAY LESS people lived in california. get a grip people. on another note, it would devastating but interesting to see how the state would plan to handle such a 'storm'.

  17. mw says – reply to this


    17

    2012



  18. 18

    Ithink the end of the world stuff is just bullshit Stop letting a book of stories depict your pathetic lives. LIVE PEOPLE> The world is not ending.



  19. 19

    Well Cali is broke, why not just get the hell out now?



  20. 20

    Re: Lil Monster – Lol cheers to you!



  21. 21

    How could it be a sign of the apocalypse if its happened several times before?



  22. 22

    Re: Flypped – thats hillarious!!



  23. 23

    Nobody expected for katrina to hit the way it did here in the states, so for the people in california don't doubt yourself start saving and get prepared just in case a natural disaster do happen and remember people with money can evacuate as soon as you can say fuck while the rest gets to fend for themselves.



  24. 24

    I think it is bullshit, I am an atheist and I know that the media does crap like this to distract us from something else



  25. 25

    Search the damn HAARP weapon in Alaska that is being used to control the weather.



  26. 26

    Lol, Californians.



  27. 27

    Re: uyeah – why?



  28. 28

    Let's hope this massive storm takes the life of Perez. What a waste of a human life he is.



  29. 29

    Not to mention the California levy systems are in danger of failing like they did in Louisiana; live in high places if you live in California.



  30. 30

    And you know what? People survived, just like they will when the next one hits. Stop being such a drama queen.



  31. 31

    i dont give a fuck ..Bitch i run LA tilll death!!!!



  32. 32

    Re: whosthere – Are you a fucking retard? What does being an atheist have to do with the weather? Last time I checked it said "Geological Survey scientist" -SCIENCE-

    What does science and this post have anything to do with you being an atheist? Congrats, You literally said THE DUMBEST thing I've ever read on perezhilton..and given the idiocy of most of these people I'd feel very embarrassed.



  33. 33

    at least itll clean out all the trash! have you seen downtown la lately p? it looks like a ghetto in the slummy parts of seoul!



  34. 34

    "We sincerely hope that this next one waits a few more hundred years or so!" Why? So then our kids' kids' kids' kids' have to suffer? Very honorable of you there, Perez.



  35. 35

    I think wiping out California (and subsequently Hollywood) would get rid of a lot of assholes. Hope it hits sooner rather than later.



  36. 36

    Dude, Apocalypse.

    NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

    It's proven fals so many times now, people just focus more on the bad stuff now then they did before.

    Seriously? A grown man?

    If these things were true the world has ended for 30 times now.



  37. 37

    @uyeah

    Google May 21st and Thargelia, then watch Zeitgeist - The Movie, free to download online.

    More sun god worshipping it seems.