NationStates Jolt Archive

So the TS/Hurricane season begins.....

30-05-2006, 16:55
I've been seeing some reports about New Orleans levys not being ready for upcoming TS(tropical storm BTW)/hurricane season. and also i read on cnn that there are going to be an estimated 13-15 named storms (at least thats what i remember, correct me if i'm wrong)

how are you guys (who live on coasts, or frequent storm target towns)
preparing for the upcoming season, if you are at all.

I am a little worried myself, im about 5 minutes from the coast of savannah, GA, which means if anything comes tear-assin' up the coast, i'm probably gonna be fucked, but i'll be the first one out of town if i hear any warnings :D

this story got me thinking about all this.

First tropical storm named
Tropical Storm Aletta moves away from Mexico

Monday, May 29, 2006; Posted: 5:02 p.m. EDT (21:02 GMT)

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Weather forecasters lifted coastal warnings for Aletta, the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific season, after the storm moved farther out to sea.

Forecasters had issued a tropical storm warning from Punta Maldonado northwest to Zihuatanejo, warning that Aletta could bring heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides to the mountainous coast.

Aletta was located about 195 kilometers (120 miles) south of the Pacific beach resort of Zihuatanejo.

With sustained winds near 40 mph (65 km/h), it was moving slowly farther out to sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The center said the storm could strengthen again during the next two days.