Tag: Hurricanes

Stormy Weather

  Everyone has been posting storm memories this week. Ten years ago tomorrow, Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. I’ve seen friends posting about Hurricane Andrew that struck southern Florida with a vengeance some 23 years ago this past week. And in Virginia, there was Hurricane Camille, which hit the Gulf Coast in 1969 first …

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In today’s edition of “We have lost our minds”

Apparently we’re more afraid of storms with Hispanic male names. Or something like that. A new study says that people pay more attention to storms with male names, and therefore, storms with female names kill more people. “[Our] model suggests that changing a severe hurricane’s name from Charley … to Eloise … could nearly triple …

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