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Hurricane Almanac 2006

The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present, and Future

Bryan Norcross

St. Martin's Griffin

Bryan Norcross's pioneering and courageous TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 helped thousands of people in Florida cope with the killer storm. With hurricanes back in the headlines and destined to stay there, one of America's leading experts offers a unique almanac compiling hundreds of nuggets of fascinating, useful, and potentially life-saving information. 
Bryan Norcross's Hurricane Almanac 2006 reviews the catastrophic season of 2005, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, looks forward to hurricane seasons to come, highlights the fascinating history of hurricanes interacting with civilization, and details our rapidly increasingly ability -- but still with limitations -- to predict the severity and paths of storms. Key sections offer checklists of items needed to make homes, businesses, and people safe during storms, and where to find the best information before and during a storm and how to best interpret it. Bryan will also include a provocative chapter entitled: What I'd do better: ideas for a better hurricane system.
        

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Chapter One 
Hurricanes Today
 
The Hurricanes Return--1995-2005
 
Hurricanes come in cycles. A casual glance at a list of active hurricane seasons shows clusters of activity in the 1880s-1890s and 1920s-1960s, while the early twentieth century and the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s look relatively calm. Another active period started in 1995 and continues today.
 
Dramatic economic growth, immigration, increasing longevity, and other factors coincided with the hurricane downturn of the late 1960s to mid-1990s. The effect can be seen throughout the coastal
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  • Bryan Norcross

  • BRYAN NORCROSS is the on-air hurricane analyst for CBS News, appearing nationally on the CBS Evening News and other programs. He is also director of Meteorology at WFOR-TV, the CBS station in Miami. His award-winning coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 made him a national figure.
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Hurricane Almanac 2006

The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present, and Future

Bryan Norcross

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