Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Are We Ready

Looks like there's at least a 50% chance that Hurricane Bill will hit Atlantic Canada early next week as at least a Category 1 hurricane. Let's hope emergency measures officials are awake and ready.


Anonymous said...

Am kinda surprised that its August and were only at (B)ill.
Has there only been 2 Hcanes thiso year? Is that a lot or a little?

Ottawa Watch said...

Actually, there has only been one. The ther two storms never reached hurricane status. ("Ana" was a tropical storm for justa day or two, and the "C" storm, whose name slips my enfeebled old mind, formed off the Gulf Goast, went inland over the Florida panhandle and died in Mississippi.

So, yes, this is a very slow year. Consider that Hurricane Katrina hit around Labor Day, and that year they exhausted the entire alphabet and had, altogether, about 30 named storms.

BTW, the place where I grew up between Collingwood and Thornbury, Ontario, was hit by a tornado Thursday.