U.S. predicts about 10 Atlantic hurricanes this season


20/05/2011

Atlantic will face this year with a rather anomalous hurricane season, moving roughly around 10 hurricanes. About this outlook reported Thursday this week, the U.S. Weather Service.

"The United States of America only lucky last year. Wind mainly controlled by seasonal tropical storms and all hurricanes drove off our coasts" - said Jane Lubchenco (Jane Lubchenco), who is the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "However, we can not count on luck, which will smile on us and this season. We have to be prepared, especially knowing about the forecast of abnormal season."

Weather Service predicted that the Atlantic basin will experience a 12 to 18 storms in the period between June 1 and November 1. Six out of 10 of these storms could reach hurricane strength with sustained winds of more than 74 miles per hour (119 kilometers per hour). Three of the six aforementioned storms could become major hurricanes with sustained gusty winds at a speed of 111 miles per hour or more (187 kilometers per hour.)

In the middle of the season in sight 11 storms, six hurricanes and two particularly strong hurricane. Events in the Atlantic, of course, affect the weather on the coast, and hurricanes and fierce thunderstorms can fall on populated areas.

"The tornadoes that destroyed entire villages and devastated the south, as well as a large number of floods that we’ve all seen this spring should serve as a reminder that disasters can happen anytime and anywhere," - said in his report Craig Fugate (Craig Fugate), who is the head of the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA).

"Now is the time to consider the plan if you have not already done so, that you and your family should follow in the event of a catastrophic disaster," - he said to the people of the United States.

Original: Physorg Translation: M. Potter


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