Newsletter October 2017
Meteorologists in the World fear 17 tropical storms thru Caribbean towards north this year. The experts fear a new "Katrina" hurdle. Due to higher ocean temperatures, the Central- and North America must prepare for far more hurricanes than usual in 2017.
The US National Maritime and Atmosphere Agency, NOAA, reports 13 to 17 tropical storms in 2007, writes NTB. "Seven to ten of the storms can evolve into hurricanes, three to five of them might develop to category three or higher, with wind speed exceeding 177 kilometers per hour," reports NOAA in its annual hurricane warning.
-Active hurricane season
While 2006 was a relatively quiet hurricane year, there was in 2005 as much as 15 hurricanes that passed the Caribbean and Central America before it reached the United States. Among them was Hurricane Katrina, who ravaged New Orleans in August 2005. The hurricane cost 1,300 people lives and caused material damage to $ 80 billion. Now the US meteorologists fear a new "Katrina". "We are in a period of more active hurricanes. Only one bigger hurricane is needed to make this a bad year for everyone here (United States), says NOAA chief Conrad Lautenbacher to Reuters news agency.
According NOAA, an average Atlantic hurricane season causes.......