August 6, 2009 Leave a comment
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a new report regarding the 2009 Hurricane Season for the Atlantic Basin. They have lowered their projection to 7-11 named storms, 3-6 possibly becoming hurricanes, and 2 possibly major hurricanes. It is important to know that all it takes is one major hurricane to produce lots of damage. In fact, in 1992 the “A” named storm Andrew struck in late August. At this time there is a very strong category 4 hurricane churning in the Pacific. Hurricane Felicia is producing maximum sustained winds of 138 mph, with gusts to 167 mph. This hurricane will weaken quickly as it turns westward towards Hawaii. For the full report click here.