Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hurricane Season Is here

       Hurricane season is here       
Residents of the Caribbean and Central America have been advised to prepare early for this year's hurricane season, which experts say is expected to be one of the most turbulent ever.

Weather forecasters have predicted the formation of 23 named storms, with eight to 14 developing into hurricanes
Up to seven of those weather systems could strengthen into category three or higher, packing winds of over 111 to 130 miles per hour.

Given the grave predictions, residents in the region have been urged not to wait till a storm watch or warning has been issued to take action.
Executive Director of the Pan American Development Foundation, John Sanbrailo, says a few simple steps will make a difference and possibly even save lives, when a storm hits a community.
"While our region is no stranger to the damages caused by the wind, rain and flooding of a hurricane, we are surprised how few people plan for a disaster.
"Many times the tools they need to make a plan are in their homes and community," Mr Sanbrailo said.