Re: Off line

Spike Jones (
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 23:19:51 -0700

Doug Jones wrote:

> If Cape Canaveral takes a direct hit, the RLV launch market might open up
> too. [1/2 a :)] Three shuttles are in buildings rated at 105 to 125 MPH; a
> gust to 190 would shred them for sure. Damage to the cape alone in the
> event of a direct hit would be over $20B.

Doug we were told the shape of the continental shelf east of Canaveral is supposed to protect that land from hurricanes. Hope so. My folks live in Titusville and refuse to evacuate. There is a high tide scheduled for about three hours before the storm hits. A surge along with a high tide would be bad news for them. {8-[ spike