Chances Of Being Hit By A Major Hurricane

Six years ago the Washington Post was terrified by the record lack of major hurricanes. Now they say major hurricanes are getting worse because of the burning of fossil fuels.

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6 Responses to Chances Of Being Hit By A Major Hurricane

  1. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    The so called green cars are burning because of hurricanes. Apparently salt water and batteries don’t mix..

  2. rah says:

    The reported minimum pressure doesn’t match of very well with the reported windspeed of 155 mph either.

  3. Gamecock says:

    On the topic of Chances Of Being Hit By A Major Hurricane, another point should be made.

    The U.S. Gulf/Atlantic coast is 3,500 miles. The chances of any single spot being hit by a major in any particular year are pretty small.

  4. Lex says:

    You can go back further to the Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635, which many believe was a strong category 3 by today’s standard.

    John Winthrop, the head of the Massachusetts Bay group, wrote in his diary: “[the hurricane] blew with such violence, with abundance of rain, that it blew down many hundreds of trees, overthrew some houses, and drove the ships from their anchors.” He also wrote of Native Americans killed by the storm surge while “flying from their wigwams.”

    William Bradford, head of the Plymouth group, also wrote: “Such a mighty storm of wind and rain as none living in these parts, either English or Indian, ever saw,” he wrote. “It blew down sundry houses and uncovered others … It blew down many hundred thousands of trees, turning up the stronger by the roots and breaking the higher pine trees off in the middle.”

  5. D. Boss says:

    Excellent rebuttal to the nonsense lamestream narrative. Now how can we get this to be widely viewed by those whose common sense is not compromised?

    The image of Andrew’s complete destruction of even brick/mortar homes vs the still standing wood frame homes from Ian is the most telling. Both were supposedly Cat4 at landfall.

    • Michael Fillian says:

      I agree that this is an excellent rebuttal, however living in Southwest Florida, I can tell you first hand that there were trees snapped off by Ian. Most of the palm trees did not, but others did. Most of the palm trees we lost were uprooted. All five of my palms were unhurt, however I lost two mahogany trees (not snapped off, but not enough left of them to salvage). As far as wood frame buildings standing, recall that Andrew hit in 1992. Building standards have been significantly improved since then.

      For example, a friend of mine lives in a manufactured home community close by. Half of the community was put in around the 1980s time frame. The other half was put in from 2014 to 2020. The older section looks like a bomb hit it. Most of the people in the newer section came back to homes that were damaged, but livable, including my friend’s home. And these are manufactured, not just wooden frame homes. So the difference, besides Andrew being a Cat 5 vs. Ian at Cat 4, is the improvement in standards over time.

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