Haiti sits in harm’s way this hurricane season

katrinalarge1Over the past few days we’ve been barraged by the dire forecasts concerning the 2010 Hurricane Season. The pattern has many similarities to the 2005 season where we observed a record number of named storms with numerous meteorological records being shattered along the way. Of course, it will forever be remembered for the catastrophe that occurred after Katrina made landfalls in Louisiana and Mississippi, the 1,850 people who lost their lives, and the billions of dollars of damage. A quick comparison of 2005 and 2010 sea surface temperature analyses shows an even warmer eastern Atlantic this go around.

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While the experts are predicting an intense hurricane season I am forever reminded it takes only one intense hurricane to become a disaster. This year my thoughts and eyes will be on the Haitian people as hundreds of thousands of people are living in tent-cities and are directly in harm’s way. These people have no mobility and no shelter. A heavy thunderstorm in Port au Prince causes people to panic (and there have been an abundance of them in recent weeks). Throw a tropical storm or hurricane force wind on top of the country and we will be witness to another catastrophe with hundreds (if not thousands) of injuries and fatalities.

It’s not too often I am hoping and praying for a forecast to be incorrect but this is one such case.-

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This post was written by qni_it on May 27, 2010

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    Hi Eric,

    I am currious if certain weather conditions predict the direction that the wind blows? Thanks, Jason

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