Monday, August 10, 2020

"Extremely Active" Hurricaine Season Predicted

The hurricane that turned tropical storm that hit the east coast last week could very well be just the start of some weather troubles for some of us. A report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) forecasted "an 'extremely active' season with 19 to 25 named storms."

The forecast is twice what an average hurricane season has, and includes the nine named storms so far this hurricane season. Part of the reason for the predicted high number of storms is the warmer than normal temperatures in the tropical Atlantic areas.

As the hurricane season only just started, people in places likely to be hit by hurricanes and tropical storms should be prepared for possible power outages (and a disruption of activity online and in Second LIfe, and the possibility of having to evacuate if a particularly severe hurricane heads their way.

Bixyl Shuftan

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