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Quote gernuar Replybullet Topic: HURRICANE SEASON 2006
    Posted: 21 May 2006 at 7:47am
Every year between June 1 and November 30 (commonly called hurricane season), hurricanes threaten the eastern and gulf coasts of the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In other parts of the world, the same types of storms are called typhoons or cyclones. Hurricanes wreak havoc when they make landfall, and they can kill thousands of people and cause billions of dollars of property damage when they hit heavily populated areas.
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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2006 at 2:29pm
I used to have a feed from the U.S. National Weather Service, but it stopped working when we moved to the temporary server.  Once we move to the new web server, hopefully I should be able to get it working again.
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Quote Shucander Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2006 at 6:24pm

Thanks to God almighty Aruba is not in the hurricane belt.

Till today we have only 3 time hurricane aftermath.

1953 Hazell

1998 Lenny

2004 Ivan

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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2006 at 2:00am
I wonder if this year is going to be as bad as last?  Last year we set new records.
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Quote weezie Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2006 at 12:55am

   http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml National Hurricane Center

 This year, May 21-27 (2006) is Hurricane Preparedness Week

Family Disaster plan

check markDiscuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.

check markLocate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.

check markDetermine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.

check markHave an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.

check markMake a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.

check markPost emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.

check markCheck your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.

check markStock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.

check markUse a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.

check markTake First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.

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Disaster Supply Kit

Check boxWater - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

Check boxFood - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils

Check boxBlankets / Pillows, etc.

Check boxClothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

Check boxFirst Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

Check boxSpecial Items - for babies and the elderly

Check boxToiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes

Check boxFlashlight / Batteries

Check boxRadio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Check boxCash (with some small bills) - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.

Check boxKeys

Check boxToys, Books and Games

Check boxImportant documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

Check boxTools - keep a set with you during the storm

Check boxVehicle fuel tanks filled

Check boxPet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash

 

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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2006 at 1:28am
That's good information.  Maybe I should make a hurricane section filled with good information like that.  What do you think?
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Quote weezie Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2006 at 1:41am

      http://weather.yahoo.com/regional/CARIBBE.html  Island Weather

  I agree!

     http://stormcarib.com/    Caribbean Hurricane Network



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Quote weezie Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2006 at 5:40pm

   Weather Tampering ?

BEIJING - The anti-aircraft battery and rocket launcher at Xiangshan aim straight into a flight path that cuts over the northwestern corner of the Chinese capital.

As Li Ruqing proudly shows off the weaponry, he casts an eye across the courtyard guarded by dogs at a padlocked shed where chemical-tipped shells and missiles are stacked at the ready.

Li commands three installations like Xiangshan, or Fragrant Hills, in northwestern Beijing where, when the clouds are thick and when he’s sure there are no planes overhead, he opens fire on the sky with special rockets and 37-mm Triple-A to make it rain.

No animal sacrifices needed
In the past, Chinese emperors sacrificed oxen and sheep to draw rains from the heavens. Today, Chinese statistics show that cloud seeding, which can also be done by aircraft, may be somewhat more effective.

The idea: make it rain during the dog days of summer to bring down the temperature and hopefully lower electricity consumption. Shanghai plans to give it a try, and the idea has been broached in Beijing but not yet pursued.

The technique was tried last year in the southern province of Jiangxi, but the results were not publicized, said Chen Zhiyu, head of the national weather modification office. "They say rainfall was really increased and the results were not bad," Chen said. 

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Can they build Hurricanes too ?

 

  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5488201

                        

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Quote bgjones Replybullet Posted: 14 Aug 2006 at 4:14pm
The most important rule of hurricane survival is that if a category 2 or higher is headed straight for you, GET OUT!!!  Nothing you own is worth dying for.

I'll never forget the story about the man who would not let his family leave Miami during Andrew because he was afraid of looters robbing his house afterwards.  He went out to bolster the door, and his 9 year old daughter went looking for him.  A beam from another house flew through the window and hit her in the head and killed her.

He didn't even board up the windows.  Idiot.  I'll bet he leaves during hurricanes now.  I wonder if he even rebuilt that house.  

Even after the last two years, people are still stupid about hurricanes.  It makes me mad!

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Quote Shucander Replybullet Posted: 21 Aug 2006 at 8:41am

Hurricane Names for 2006

For every year, there is a pre-approved list of names for tropical storms and hurricanes. These lists have been generated by the National Hurricane Center since 1953. At first, the lists consisted of only female names; however, since 1979, the lists alternate between male and female.

Hurricanes are named alphabetically from the list in chronological order. Thus the first tropical storm or hurricane of the year has a name that begins with "A" and the second is given the name that begins with "B." The lists contain names that begin from A to W, but exclude names that begin with a "Q" or "U."

There are six lists that continue to rotate.

The lists only change when there is a hurricane that is so devastating, the name is retired and another name replaces it.

2006 Hurricane Names

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk
Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie, William

 

 

 



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