2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season

06/02/2005 @ 10:04 PM | Nature with 1 Comment | Print This Post

Hurricane season has just started yesterday, June 1, 2005 and will last through November 30, 2005. As per the chart there’s a 70% chance of above normal activity. That’s usually a given and with 12-15 storms maybe more. Unfortunately, I think most of these storms are going to nail Florida again this year and considering they’re still recovering from the 4 storms that hit them last year, this isn’t good. I live near the coast in SC so only one scathed by us in the year 2004.

I’m somewhat dismayed at some of the news stories I’m seeing around that people aren’t taking hurricane season seriously like this one…

[quote][b]Caribbean unprepared for hurricane season[/b]
June 2, 2005

MIAMI, Jun 02, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) — Caribbean nations are not adequately prepared for hurricane season, which could result in more deaths this year, United Nations officials said.

“I’m afraid that 2005 could be even worse than 2004, when we lost more than 5,000 lives in Haiti alone,” said Jan England, U.N. emergency relief coordinator.

Earlier this year El Salvador was hit by a rare Pacific Ocean hurricane that damaged thousands of homes.

Officials in Florida made similar remarks about the state’s lack of preparation for hurricane season, which began on Wednesday.

“Despite last year’s devastation, not enough people are preparing for this hurricane season,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez told a news conference, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. “We must take appropriate action to plan ahead.”[/quote]

I mean seriously folks…take head from previous storms and the inevitable results of hurricanes albeit it type I, II, III or IV…God forbid a V comes barrelling through but it’s always a possibility. Don’t be one of those that rush to the store at the last minute and hope they still have something, anything left like bottled water, batteries, etc that you will need if a hurricane comes through to wreck havic. My grandfather lives down in Florida and he’s swapping out his electric generator for a gas generator with 3 100 gallon tanks after last seasons round of hurricanes. Be prepared!!

*Chart taken from NOAA (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml),


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Comments

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    Donna // June 3rd, 2005 at 1:11 PM

    This year’s forecast is very frightening. I hope last year’s activity woke a lot of people up because many become complacent since they’ve never experienced hurricanes firsthand. The old “it’ll never come here” is a myth. Just ask all those places in Florida who got hit last year, as well as Gulf Shores, AL. Good idea posting the forecast chart.

    Best of luck to all of you over in SC and please stay safe! I’m in New Orleans, so we’ll be watching this season closely as well.