Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hurricane Season Begins !
Today marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Many respected forecasting agencies-both private and public-or forecasting a very active season. My problem with forecasting active or inactive seasons is that it only takes ONE storm that affects you and your loved ones to make it a BAD season. Just be prepared and hope for the best. The first billion dollar hurricane was "Betsy" in 1965 that struck southern Florida then SE Louisiana and there were only 7 storms total that year. Same thing occured in 1992 when "Andrew" came along and until "Katrina" was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history.Now would be an excellent time to stock up on bottled water, canned foods, batteries and other things that you may need in case we are hit. Don't panic and never listen to rumors when one is approaching the Gulf. We will keep you informed on the very latest information on any storm that may approach our area. Rex