Hurricane resources Edit
- AccuWeather forcasts six tropical storm landfalls for 2006
STATE COLLEGE, PA, May 15, 2006- The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center, led by Chief Forecaster Joe Bastardi, today released its 2006 hurricane season forecast. An active hurricane season appears imminent, which could have major repercussions for the U.S. economy and the one in six Americans who live on the Eastern Seaboard or along the western Gulf of Mexico.
Areas of Very High risk:
- Atlantic coasts of Upper South Carolina and North Carolina
- Atlantic coasts of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
Areas of High risk:
- Gulf coast of Texas
- South Florida
- Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Nova Scotia
Areas of Moderate risk:
- Gulf coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
- Middle section of Florida
- Atlantic coast near the border between Georgia and South Carolina
Area with Low risk:
- Gulf coast of Florida Panhandle
Early in the season, June-July, the Texas Gulf coast is at greatest risk.
Mid-season, July-August, the south Atlantic coast is at greatest risk.
Late season, mid-August into early October, the north Atlantic coast is at greatest risk.
Added Ken Reeves, AccuWeather's Director of Forecast Operations, "This is not to say that hard-hit New Orleans has nothing to worry about. Because the city's defenses have been so compromised by Hurricane Katrina, even a glancing blow from a hurricane elsewhere could spell trouble for the city."
- National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center
- Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook updated four times daily beginning June 1, 2006
- Unisys.com 2006 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Atlantic
Hurricane tracks Edit
- Unisys.com 2005 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Atlantic
Katrina relief resources Edit
Rita relief resources Edit
Statistics by state Edit
- Direct Hits
1900-2004 2005 Florida 64 2 Texas 38 1 North Carolina 29 Louisiana 27 2 South Carolina 16 Alabama 12 Mississippi 9 1 New York 9 Connecticut 8 Massachusetts 6 Georgia 5 Maine 5 Rhode Island 5 Virginia 5 New Hampshire 2 Maryland 1 New Jersey 1 Delaware 0
Statistics by month Edit
- Major Hurricanes (Cat. 3-5) to Hit U.S. Coast
- (Texas to Maine) from 1900-2005
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total 2 3 18 39 9 68
The Deadliest Hurricanes in The United States (1900-2005) Storm* At Landfall Deaths 1900 Galveston TX Cat. 4 6,000 1928 Lake Okeechobee FL Cat. 4 1,836 2005 Katrina (LA/MS/AL) Cat. 3 1,300 1919 Florida Keys** Cat. 4 900 1938 New England Cat. 3 600 1935 Florida Keys Cat. 5 408 1957 Hurricane Audrey Cat. 4 390 1944 Northeast US Cat. 3 390 1909 Grand Isle LA Cat. 4 350 1915 New Orleans LA Cat. 4 275 1915 Galveston TX Cat. 4 275 1969 Hurricane Camille Cat. 5 256 1926 Miami FL Cat. 4 243 1972 Hurricane Agnes Cat. 1 122 * All hurricanes in 2004 caused 60 deaths and played a role in 92 additional deaths. ** Estimates range from 600 to 900. Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
See also Edit
- Atlantic Hurricane Track Maps & Images
- Colorado State University
- Flash Hurricane Tracker - track active and archived hurricanes.
- Hurricane Storm Report Map Powered by Google maps.
- The National Hurricane Survival Initiative
- Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale