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Ill Winds Blows Over Storm-Hit Lands (Hurricane Season Begins)
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg

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.

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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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The Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama are already higher than normal for this time of year.

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.

1 posted on 05/31/2006 7:33:10 PM PDT by blam
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Here's hoping we are all spared the fury of the last few years. I know my family needs a break :-)


2 posted on 05/31/2006 7:38:40 PM PDT by Xcoastie (If you think education is expensive, try ignorance)
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To: NautiNurse

They're baaacck!


3 posted on 05/31/2006 8:03:27 PM PDT by blam
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; Alice in Wonderland; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; ...
The 2006 Hurricane Season officially begins today (wiping brow, and dusting cobwebs from the six month haitus). Can't say I've missed the long 2005 season.

You are on this ping list because you requested to be added during the past several years. If you wish to be added or removed from the hurricane ping list (occasionally a high volume list when the surf is up), please send FReepmail here.

Howlin, Gabz and I will be operating Hurricane Central from the usual bunker locations again this year.

Be prepared...

4 posted on 05/31/2006 9:29:21 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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I'll just say it right now.

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!

5 posted on 05/31/2006 9:31:47 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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"Be prepared..."

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.

6 posted on 05/31/2006 9:35:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: COEXERJ145
You stepped right into this! ROTFLMAO! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 05/31/2006 9:38:32 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: blam

I'm waiting for the new doors and kevlar hurricane screens to arrive any day now.


8 posted on 05/31/2006 9:42:42 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: onyx
Oh ha ha ha.

Smart aleck.

9 posted on 05/31/2006 9:42:54 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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I am still doubled over laughing.


10 posted on 05/31/2006 9:43:49 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx
I'll get you back.
11 posted on 05/31/2006 9:46:30 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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To: onyx

Sorry. This hasn't turned into an immigration thread, yet.


12 posted on 05/31/2006 9:48:02 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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ROTFLMAO!
Oh, too funny.


13 posted on 05/31/2006 9:49:44 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: COEXERJ145


I know you will, but in the interim, I am still laughing and having a wonderful time...lol.


14 posted on 05/31/2006 9:51:05 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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I'm glad you are, even if it is at my expense.
15 posted on 05/31/2006 9:52:22 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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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.


16 posted on 05/31/2006 9:55:48 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: NautiNurse; Howlin
Howlin, Gabz and I will be operating Hurricane Central from the usual bunker locations again this year.

I keep being told that Howlin and I are in the scope this year.......let's just hope NONE of us.

Be prepared...

Hurricanes, bird flu - what's the diff? Preps are pretty much the same. Other than plywood - don't need that for bird flu.

17 posted on 05/31/2006 9:57:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Proud to be a WalMartian --- beep)
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To: onyx; The South Texan; COEXERJ145

Thank goodness we all still have a sense of humor.


18 posted on 05/31/2006 9:59:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Proud to be a WalMartian --- beep)
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To: Gabz


And some us, have our cigs too.
This thread is not a no smoking zone...lol.


19 posted on 05/31/2006 10:01:07 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: NautiNurse

Reporting for duty. Need help with anything this year?


20 posted on 05/31/2006 10:07:07 PM PDT by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el inglÚs)
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