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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beware the 24-hour Hurricane

The Houston Chronicle has a great article by Eric Berger on late start hurricanes that can form and hit within 48 hours.

He talks about Hurricane Alicia in 1983 - it formed in the Gulf and struck us two days later! You going to have a chance to put on plywood or evacuate if that happens again? People have got used to thinking they would have a week's notice to watch it coming across the Atlantic. Now hurricanes are forming offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, giving little or no time to prepare.

I recommend you check it out. This is not the time to relax and think we 'got lucky' after last years IKE. We could have another one like it - or worse - before the season ends November 30 of this year.

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