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June is the start of hurricane season and end November 30. I have lived here for 35 years and encountered storms. The worse being Charley which was scheduled to hit our area just 3 days after I bought my house.

Hurricane Charley strengthened rapidly just before striking the southwestern coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. Charley was the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Andrew in 1992 and, although small in size, it caused catastrophic wind damage in Charlotte County, Florida. Serious damage occurred well inland over the Florida peninsula.

The storm was incredible even in our area that was  about 80 miles away from where Charley hit.

For the 2006 north Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which four to six could become ‘major’ hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher.

 

Time is now to prepare.

THE LIST OF NAMES FOR 2006 IS AS FOLLOWS:

ALBERTO
BERYL
CHRIS
DEBBY
ERNESTO
FLORENCE
GORDON
HELENE
ISAAC
JOYCE
KIRK
LESLIE
MICHAEL
NADINE
OSCAR
PATTY
RAFAEL
SANDY
TONY
VALERIE
WILLIAM


THE GREEK ALPHABET...ALPHA...BETA...GAMMA...ETC...IS USED SHOULD THE 
STANDARD LIST OF NAMES BE EXHAUSTED...AS IT WAS LAST YEAR. IN
2005...A RECORD 28 STORMS FORMED...INCLUDING AN UNNAMED OCTOBER
SUBTROPICAL STORM THAT WAS ADDED TO THE OFFICIAL LIST IN APRIL. THE
LONG-TERM AVERAGES FOR THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS...HURRICANES...
AND MAJOR HURRICANES ARE 11...6...AND 2...RESPECTIVELY.  THE NOAA
SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR 2006 CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS OF ACTIVITY.
 

 

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5 responses »

  1. I think you\’re very brave to stay in an area that is so riddled with terrible storms….I would be scared to death all the time.  How do you do it??  I\’m going to pray that every single storm this year misses you.
    Hugs….Diane.

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  3. No storms in NOV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes, people still listen to LP\’s.  I still have my turntable.  Remember my friend Ben, who knows your cousin?   He owns a used record store.  He has 1000\’s of LP\’s in his home and every time I visit him, an LP is playing.

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  4. I, too, live on a coastline here in VA Beach, but I\’ve got to tell you. . . we have never had anything like what has been hammering Florida in these past years.  But I do understand why you stay. . . Florida is so absolutely beautiful.  I\’ve been to beaches all over the US and other countries and have never seen a beach to outshine the Florida Gulf Coast.  Gorgeous!!

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