Jeez,high seas off the coast of Long Island the last two days from Igor. Coupled with the moon last evening,high tide,loud crashing and lots of white water,it was really quite beautiful,and because no eminent threat to us,was quite a site. As of this morning was well 600 miles off of Montauk Point.
The predictions for this years Hurricane season which begins June 1 came out today. They are predicting 16 major storms ,5 of them becoming major hurricanes in the Atlantic. It's making me wonder whether or not we should bother to go ahead and do some major work on our house or not,or,just use the money and go traveling instead. Although,after Hurricane Katrina,my husband will never evacuate again,so,maybe it'll be just me doing the traveling...
The coast of Africa has a regular choo choo train of storms lining up off of it at present. Where will they go??? It's that time of year......my husband is fixated on the Tropical Updates on the Weather Channel.
Well, it is interesting to note that the last "real" hurricane to hit the area was in 1937. So they are expecting the worst in terms of coastal constructions that pretty much ignored the potential danger of big storms.
Wow, that's a fairly large system!! It doesn't look real organized, yet. I'm hoping your coastline and of course in land where you are are spared too much devastation. At least you have much better communication there to give you more timely updates. If I remember correctly,when I was there and there was a hurricane threatening, we had no idea, not having listened to a radio or seen a TV, no English newspapers, virtually oblivious. I believe I was on the last plane out of Oaxaca City that day. My husband and my mother were frantic and I had absolutely no clue.