‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

| 03/06/2019 | 5 Comments
Cayman News Service

Hurricane Ivan 2004

(CNS): As the 2019 hurricane season began at the weekend, weather in the Atlantic was largely settled, though a broad area of low pressure was producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bay of Campeche in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico. Although forecasters said it could become a tropical cyclone in a day or two, it would pose no threat to the Cayman Islands. Forecasters are predicting an average season with nine to 15 named storms and a possibility of eight hurricanes, with at least two major hurricanes. But with one preseason storm already named, predictions can be wrong and it only takes one to devastate people’s lives and communities.

In his message to the public marking the start of the season, Premier Alden McLaughlin said just one bad storm can wreak havoc.

“We learned that lesson in 2004’s Hurricane Ivan, 2008’s Hurricane Paloma and watched in 2017 as our sister British Overseas Territories and other islands in the Caribbean suffered from hurricanes Irma and Maria,” he said as he urged the community to be prepared.

See the premier’s full message on CNS Local Life

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  1. Anonymous says:

    When gay marriage is approved in August we are going to have some serious hurricanes sent to us by the almighty.
    Anthony has warned us…..

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Correction, @ 3:58pm: There has NEVER been a correct hurricane “forecast”.

    It is IMPOSSIBLE to accurately predict how active a season will be.

    In case you haven’t noticed by now – a LOT of today’s “scientists” are underpaid, manipulative, desperate folks looking to finally make enough $$$ to buy a decent-sized, modern house like the rest of society…and finally get off that bicycle, buy a properly running vehicle and quit pretending to “save the environment”.

    Lastly, “climate change” is their last great hope.

    So, get your coin together – because the tweeted army is about to storm the sunflower mount!

    😀

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  3. Anonymous says:

    This all depends on the outcome of the appeal against gay marriage surely.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    There hasnt been a correct hurricane forecast since hurricane ivan.

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    • Anonymous says:

      And for those with short memories they got Ivan wrong too. Remember it was going north of Jamaica. Until it didn’t!

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