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clemiedog
09-21-2005, 06:13 PM
It seems they have data going back to the middle of the 19th century, so we're talking about hundreds of storms, maybe 1000+, over a 150-year period. What are the odds that two of the five most powerful ever would strike (roughly) the same part of the US within less than a four-week period?

stinky*felix
09-21-2005, 06:26 PM
Geez, doesn't anyone remember Florida over the last couple of years?

Jannilu
09-21-2005, 06:28 PM
I've been wondering if this really is a fluke, or a pattern of things to come. Global warming and other climate changes may have a more permanent effect on the level of severity to these coastal storms.

Bard
09-21-2005, 06:47 PM
Signs & wonders baby, signs & wonders

And you ain't seen nothing yet!

stinky*felix
09-21-2005, 07:13 PM
*whacks Bard*

I'll give you a sign . . .

Bard
09-21-2005, 07:17 PM
Stinky

:laugh

Blackeyedpeas
09-21-2005, 08:13 PM
I'm with Bard on this one. The signs are there. IMHO it will all be over in less than 100 years. So, ya just best get your head out of the sand. It looks like the beginning of the end.

Are you ready?

Peazer

stinky*felix
09-21-2005, 08:19 PM
I'm with Bard on this one. The signs are there. IMHO it will all be over in less than 100 years. So, ya just best get your head out of the sand. It looks like the beginning of the end.

Are you ready?

Peazer

Certainly it's the beginning of the end. Just as birth is the beginning of dying.

But just where do all the disasters that have struck the world over the past million years or so weigh into your plans?

Peregrina
09-21-2005, 10:22 PM
weather is cyclical. there are periods of fairly calm 'normal' weather followed by periods of 'extreme weather'. lol, kinda like politics. but, I'm not real worried until the volcanoes start errupting and california falls into the ocean. and even then I would be willing to wait and see, I'm afraid.

Backwoods
09-21-2005, 10:33 PM
http://exodus2006.com/sign.htm

Peregrina
09-21-2005, 10:40 PM
call me a cynic but some of the worst catastrophes in written history were perpetrated by man against man, not nature against man. for every great flood, every vesuvius (sp), every plague of egypt, there is a Holocaust, an Inquisition, the Atom Bomb, the witch trials and on and on and on. I think I'd almost prefer a natural disaster.....somehow the very indifference of it makes it more understandable and easier to accept.