Skip to comments.Ill Winds Blows Over Storm-Hit Lands (Hurricane Season Begins)
Posted on 05/31/2006 7:33:09 PM PDT by blam
Ill wind blows over storm-hit lands
The US hurricane season starts today with predictions of severe turbulence ahead
Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
Thursday June 1, 2006
The Guardian (UK)
Barstools are all that remain from a restaurant in Long Beach, Mississippi, after hurricane Katrina. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty
Alberto, Beryl, Chris and Debby. Somewhere over the Atlantic, a combination of warm sea surface temperatures and wind shear is brewing up a string of tropical storms that threaten to unleash a fresh season of devastation on coastal America.
With New Orleans still surrounded by the wreckage of Katrina, a new hurricane season gets under way today - and with it, the realisation that the coming six months could well bring a repetition of the panic and confusion that revealed a vulnerability many Americans had previously been unaware of.
Yesterday, a new forecast from the respected team of hurricane experts at Colorado State University predicted 17 named storms in 2006, including nine hurricanes. Five of those will be category three storms, with winds of more than 110 miles per hour. "We believe 2006 will be a very active season in the Atlantic basin," the report said.
Although the predictions do not indicate 2006 will be as severe as last year - and it is too early to know where an individual storm will come to ground - there was an 82% chance that at least one major storm would reach land in the US. There was a 69% chance that storm would strike the east coast, including Florida, and a 38% probability of a hurricane hitting the Gulf coast.
"If the atmosphere and the ocean behave as they have in the past, we should have a very active season, but that doesn't necessarily translate into storms that produce as...
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I drove the length of the Gulf Coast last week. It still looks like a bomb went off up and down the coast still. Less than half the people who lived in New Orleans have returned...the sights there are unbelieveable.
Here's hoping we are all spared the fury of the last few years. I know my family needs a break :-)
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Howlin, Gabz and I will be operating Hurricane Central from the usual bunker locations again this year.
We wouldn't be having all these hurricanes if the United States would agree to the Kyoto Protocol.
Since we don't, it can only mean one thing.
This is all Bush's fault!
I am, like never before. I ran out of gasoline and sugar last year when the power was off for seven days. Also, I got the portable AC's working with the generator now.
I've 'boosted' all my supplies to comprehend a Bird Flu pandemic too.
I'm waiting for the new doors and kevlar hurricane screens to arrive any day now.
I am still doubled over laughing.
Sorry. This hasn't turned into an immigration thread, yet.
Oh, too funny.
I know you will, but in the interim, I am still laughing and having a wonderful time...lol.
LOL -- OK, I'll stop now...lol.
We have to be serious. Hurricane season is upon us and my daughter is still living on Grand Cayman Island, albeit, FULLY insured.
I keep being told that Howlin and I are in the scope this year.......let's just hope NONE of us.
Hurricanes, bird flu - what's the diff? Preps are pretty much the same. Other than plywood - don't need that for bird flu.
Thank goodness we all still have a sense of humor.
And some us, have our cigs too.
This thread is not a no smoking zone...lol.
Reporting for duty. Need help with anything this year?