A Hurricane Is More Than The Eye
points out that the thin black line that indicates the path of the eye of the storm is the center of the destruction and the most powerful part of the storm, but not the totality.
When Katrina came ashore there were hurricane force winds all the way to the Alabama-Florida border and tropical storm force winds east to Panama City, Florida. A tornado may only be a block wide, but hurricanes are corridors of destruction hundreds of miles wide.
If Rita hits Lake Charles, Louisiana, Houston to New Orleans have a problem.
Right now it looks like Northstar of The People's Republic of Seabrook
picked the right time to visit Virginia and Steve Bates of The Yellow Doggerel Democrat
is breathing a little easier.
I'm reaching an age when I will evacuate because I'm getting really tired of dealing with the mess.
If we run through Stan, Tammy, Vince, and Wilma, they will designate the storms with the Greek alphabet. I have a problem with filing a damage claim base on being hit by a Beta hurricane. The IT and Sci-Fi jokes would be too much.