Thursday, October 12, 2017

RAISING CAINE

Since I have moved into #Mississippi, we have seen five #hurricanes that impacted the #United States; from the Northern New England to the Southwest in Houston. I got the opportunity to ride out my first hurricane, which was (thank God) only a category 1. I extend my condolences  and prayers to those, who have been gravely impacted by the larger sized storms: #Harvey in Houston and #Maria in #Puerto Rico; the worst this year. 
Yet, they were not quite as severe as #Katrina (the 3rd largest) with  a death toll of 1,200 and over $100 billion in damage. The #Galveston, TX hurricane in 1900 was the worst with a toll of 8,000 to 12,000 people and a demolition of 3,600 homes. 
A little trivia for you concerning their names; hurricanes in the Atlantic were first named in 1950 with the name Able  (not considered a real man's name), and those in the Eastern Pacific were first  named in 1960 with Annette. For the Atlantic hurricanes, male and female names are given on a six-year rotation-in keeping with a strict procedure established by the #World Meteorologists Association. Okay. So, that's inventive. What about Bob? Bob was actually formed in 1991 and was the costliest hurricane in New England history, as of 2013. So, anyway; there is no real deep insight. Just wanted to share a little info about the storms that we face through the late summer and fall seasons. Just one more fact before I leave...

Hurricanes are named for the Mayan god "Huracan." Our English word "hurricane" comes from the Taino (the indigenous people of the Caribbean and Florida) word"huric├ín", who was the Carib Indian god of evil. .

Hurricane Etymology and Word Facts - ThoughtCo

https://www.thoughtco.com/where-does-the-word-hurricane-come-from-3443911





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