Hurricane Season in the Year of the Pandemic

The forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting an above average hurricane season in 2020. Yeah, like we need more crap to hit the fan this year,

The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

There is a 90% chance that this hurricane season – THIS YEAR STARTING RIGHT NOW, will be at LEAST as severe as an average season, and only a 10% chance that this year will be less active than average. Now, events with a 10% chance of happening, do indeed happen, about one time in 10. It could happen this year, if we are lucky. You feeling lucky?

Let’s not forget that an AVERAGE hurricane season means 12 named storms, 6 of which become hurricanes, 3 become major storms. That’s the low end of the prediction. There could be as many as 6 major storms this year.

Any major storm hitting land will result in mass relocation. Think of New Orleans residents huddled in the super dome for days. Think about the devastation major storms cause throughout the Caribbean every year. Now imagine it this year, during a resurgence of the pandemic. Not a good time.

This administration is not going to do enough to be prepared to handle the evacuations, much less do so safely, and the emergency services of the states will already be stretched by the pandemic and depression.

You about ready to be done with 2020?

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