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Old 17th Sep 2017, 15:27
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Carbon Bootprint
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas, like a whole other country
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2017 is shaping up to possibly overtake 2004 in terms of the number of Hurricanes hitting the US. 2004 was a rough year in Florida with 4 making land fall. Two of them made a direct Bulls-Eye on Vero Beach. What are the odds of that ever happening again?
You may well be right, but even as bad as 2004 was, it was relatively "mild" compared to 2005. That year brought us Katrina, Rita, Wilma and so many other storms they actually ran out of names and started using the backup Greek names (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, etc.). Not all hit the US, but nevertheless the storms outlasted the traditional season of June-November and went into December and even January of 2006. Crazy stuff, the likes of which I hope to never see again. That year is the reason I have a whole-house generator and enough food to last for a month, because even though we don't usually flood here the area does turn into an isolated island at times of high water events.

Oddly enough, 2005 also included storms named Harvey, Jose and Maria.

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