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Wilma, silent storm

I really agree with this article. Florida is in a giant mess and 100's of thousands have been effected. But they are not poor and black people, nor are they democrats. With 21 dead, 2 million still without power and thousands homeless, the major networks seem to be pretty much ignoring them. Is it hurricane fatigue maybe? What is going to happen next year I wonder...

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Though it may be impossible to prove without empirical evidence, modern science suggests that even if a tree falls in a forest where no one can hear it, it does make a sound.

And if a hurricane the size of Wilma slams into Florida, it does have a major impact. Those of us not living there may be in some doubt, however, because Wilma has generated little of the national reaction that Katrina or Rita did. Nevertheless, the storm has left at least 21 dead in Florida, more in the Caribbean, and has disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands.

There are many reasons for this.

Wilma as a news story suffered from a national hurricane fatigue and competed for attention with the political intrigue of the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby scandal and the Harriet Miers saga.



Source: Yahoo News
Source URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usat...X3oDMTA3YWFzYnA2BHNlYwM3NDI-

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2 comments to Wilma, silent storm

  • Not sure what they saw in Florida but here is a picture of Wilma from space..
    wilma_357.jpg

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    MIAMI – Hurricane Wilma hit densely populated south Florida at Category 2 strength, and the storm was stronger than estimated when it struck Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday in its final report on the hurricane.

    Many spots in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties felt at least Category 1 winds of 74-95 mph when Wilma struck Oct. 24, the report said. But some had top sustained winds in the Category 2 range of 96-110 mph.

    The storm had first hit the lightly populated southwest coast as a Category 3 with sustained winds of about 120 mph, about 5 mph weaker than first thought.

    Wilma caused an estimated $6.1 billion in insured losses and killed at least 35 people in Florida.

    Source: Yahoo News
    Source URL: http://news.yahoo.com/news?t…ma&cid=519&ncid=1112

    You can read the full report here…

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL242005_Wilma.pdf

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