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Channel Surfing During a Hurricane

Channel Surfing During a Hurricane
Part of the fun in witnessing a major event, even if its a “storm of the century” that wasn’t is getting to see how the all-news channels handle the coverage. Usually one can flip between CNN and MSNBC.  My apologies to FOX News fans, but I want a centrist or left leaning spin on my... Read more »

Eleven of the Worst Hurricanes to hit the US

Hurricanes have an enormous destructive power, not just from the winds, but from the rain and the storm surge.  The Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale divides hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.
Hurricanes have an enormous destructive power, not just from the winds, but from the rain and the storm surge. The Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale divides hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.  Category 5, the strongest has winds greater than 156 mph.  Cat 4′s are 131 – 155; Cat 3′s are... Read more »

Wind Storm - 6/30/2011

Lakefront damage
When a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound if no one is around?  Who knows, but in the populated suburbs, it sure does.  Last night, there was this loud “snap” sound, then whoosh as a helpless willow tree came cascading down to the ground.  It landed in the middle of our... Read more »
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