Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Incredible Reach Of Tropical Storms

Despite all that has happened in the past year, I still don't think people understand just how incredible the reach and power of a tropical storm can be.

Right now I am listening to thunder from a storm that has been generated by Ernesto. Even though he is a depression. Even though he is some 600 miles to the south.

Before Andrew, the last Category 5 storm to hit the U.S. was Camille. She came ashore near Biloxi, MS.

Who can guess that state suffered the most storm related deaths from Camille?

Hint: I passed the road side marker marking the event during my travels back in June. (and yes, I wish I had stopped to take a picture)

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