Monday, May 11, 2015

Last time a hurricane hit Florida: a Bush was Governor & space shuttles still taking off

Kevin Spear at the Sun Sentinel puts things in perspective. He refers to 'hurricane amnesia'. From the article:
     The last time a hurricane barreled into Florida — Wilma in late 2005 — a Bush was governor and space shuttles could still fly into orbit.
     It's somewhat rare to go so long without a cyclone, and experts fear Floridians are catching "hurricane amnesia."
     To spur memories, this year's Governor's Hurricane Conference in Orlando will have a session that looks back a decade to the record season of 28 storms, which included 15 hurricanes, seven major hurricanes and Wilma's romp across South Florida.
     "It serves as a reminder that just because it's been quiet for the last 10 years doesn't mean it's going to continue," said Rob Molleda, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Miami, who will moderate the session. "It's also natural to look back to see what we have done since."
This is as good a time as any for a reminder: Amnesty Week is coming soon to Lake Worth.