Monday, August 28, 2006

Storm Brewin... RAIN

In the first real weather threat to the US this hurricane season, a tropical storm named Ernesto has caused the Florida Keys to kick out all its tourists and mobile trailers (those that are truly mobile must go) and close all parks. If the storm stays on track, it could hit the Keys within 36 hours.

"36 hours? And it's only a tropical storm, and they're doing all that?" you might ask.

Well, it's not just that the US is concerned of a repeat of New Orleans and the illpreparedness that was shown with Katrina last year. You see, the Keys have a special relationship with hurricanes. They get hit. Hard. And often.

Hurricane Warnings and Forecasts and Awareness Info from the NWS & NOAA