Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hurricane season

Unfortunately, I'm not talking about the rugby team. I think that Mother Nature is the winner on the day for this game...

The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially kicked off on June 1, though Tropical Storm Arthur decided to beat the rush and get in early by forming on May 30. The season will continue until 30 November 2008. Currently, the season has produced 10 storms, 5 of which made it to hurricane status, 3 of which have rated higher than 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

Hurricane Hanna has been responsible for over 500 deaths on Haiti, bringing the season's current death toll to almost 800.

Wikipedia has a very good up-to-date article on the current season - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Atlantic_hurricane_season

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