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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

If You Thought Hurricane Katrina Was Awful....

...then get a taste of Hurricane Earl, which has been inflicting a significant amount of damage in the areas upon which it's touched down in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands. According to the weather report at, the storm reportedly belted:

[S]mall northeastern Caribbean islands with heavy rain and powerful winds along the way.

Furthermore, the story reads:

The Category 4 storm hovered about 175 miles north-northwest of San Juan, P.R. at 7 a.m. today, carrying maximum sustained winds of 135 miles per hour. It was traveling west-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

The New York Daily News even further reports:

The major Category 4 storm was still growing Monday with sustained winds of 135 mph as it roared through the northern Caribbean, ripping off roofs on the island of Anguilla.

I pray that the people in Puerto Island and on those islands took shelter and were not in harm's way at all.

I hope the global warmists don't use that storm as political fodder to convince Americans and other people that "man-made climate change" is responsible for natural disasters such as the one that's about to occur.

[Update: Notice the inconsistency in the speed of the reported winds. You'd think the MSM would be spot-on on the wind speeds. Not by a long shot.]