SURE: HURRICANE DEAN IS A HUGE STORM.
AS THE FORECASTERS ARE SAYING, IT WILL PROBABLY BE THE WORST ONE TO HIT JAMAICA IN 100 YEARS.
MEANING: 100 YEARS AGO - BEFORE MANKIND WAS PRODUCING MUCH CO2 - THERE WERE HUGE NASTY HURRICANES.
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAN-MADE CO2.
HURRICANES ARE NATURAL, THEY COME IN MANY SIZES. THEIR FREQUENCY SHIFTS.
THAT'S JUST THE PLAIN TRUTH.
I KNOW AL GORE DOESN'T LIKE IT, BUT TOUGH SHIT.
|Columbus Hurricane||1495||Reported by Christopher Columbus; First definite hurricane report; three ships sank|
|Great Colonial Hurricane||1635||First recorded hurricane to hit New England|
|Harry Cane of 1667||1667||First major hurricane in Virginia, estimated 10,000 homes destroyed, estimated Cat 3/4|
|Newfoundland Hurricane||1775||Killed over 4,000 people|
|Great Hurricane||1780||Deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record; over 22,000 killed|
|Great September Gale||1815||Category 4 New England strike|
|Norfolk and Long Island Hurricane||1821||200 deaths as it raced up the Atlantic coast|
|Racer's Storm||1837||105 deaths on 2,000 mile track from Caribbean to Texas to North Carolina|
|Last Island Hurricane||1856||400 people dead. The island and the resort on it never resurfaced.|
|Indianola Hurricane||1886||destroyed Indianola, Texas.|
|New York Hurricane||1893||Category 1 direct strike on New York City. Weakened from a category 3.|
|Sea Islands Hurricane||1893||killed 1,000 – 2,000 people on the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.|
|Chenier Caminanda Hurricane||1893||killed 2,000 people in Louisiana.|
|Hurricane San Ciriaco||1899||traversed the Atlantic for 31 days.|
|Galveston Hurricane of 1900||1900||Deadliest natural disaster in US history (as of 2005); 8,000 - 12,000 killed|
|March Hurricane||1908||reached Category 2 strength in March.|
|1915 Galveston Hurricane||1915||Strongest storm in 15 years; 17 foot tall seawall, built after 1900 storm, saved city.|
|Great Miami Hurricane||1926||Florida's economy didn't recover until the 1950s.|
|Okeechobee Hurricane||1928||Wrecked Guadaloupe, Puerto Rico, and Florida; killed over 4,000|
|Dominican Republic Hurricane||1930||killed 8,000 people|
|Labor Day Hurricane||1935||Struck the Florida Keys; strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Killed 423.|
|Great New England Hurricane||1938||Killed 600, fastest moving hurricane recorded.|