Do you think this year's hurricane season will be better or worse than last year?

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bryan kennedy's picture

It is hard to think that it could be worse, but anything is possible. A strong storm season this year could be especially terrible because of the devastation in the gulf from last year.

posted on Mon, 06/12/2006 - 11:51am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I agree. The thought of having anything worse than Katrina is a freaky thought. Nature has its own course, whether we like it or not. And, with global warming, who knows whats on its way.

posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 2:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i don't really know but it is possible for anything to happen

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 2:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yes!

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 10:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yes you're right on the part about anything could happen so ...

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 6:39pm
Fabio's picture
Fabio says:

i think hurrricanes are cool

posted on Thu, 06/22/2006 - 10:00am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

JOKE:
What do you get when you cross a vampire with a snowman?

Frostbite!
Ha!

posted on Thu, 06/22/2006 - 12:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is so true thak you for exlaining it to

posted on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 11:20pm
Nicole's picture
Nicole says:

I think the storms this year for 2006 are goning to be much worse than some of the storms we had last year such as Katrina.

posted on Mon, 06/12/2006 - 12:35pm
Ben, a 15 year old from International falls, Minnesota's picture
Ben, a 15 year old from International falls, Minnesota says:

Are you kidding? The storms are going to be waaay less worse than last year llike Katrina. What were you thinking when you posted that comment? NOTHING...that's what i thought. You can't just post your thoughts like that, you will scare little innocent children into thinking if they live in a hurricane zone that they will die!! That is not a laughing matter at all. You should be ashamed of yourself..

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 12:53pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Whoa...easy, tiger.

The National Hurricane Center *is* forecasting an active hurricane season. Models suggest that it won't be quite as active as last year, but that's no consolation if you're the one who suffers a loss. And, of course, the models can be wrong, too.

It IS OK to talk about these things, though. Even necessary. After all, families should have emergency supplies and cities and states should have disaster plans, just in case.

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 1:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Your overreacting. hes not gonna "scare little children".it could be the worst storm yet.its worse to comfort people until it comes and they all die,than to get them ready so they have a chance of living if it does come. this is my opinon, you may not agree but its my opinon.

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 2:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

No body ever said it was a laughing matter. Everyone is entitled to their own
opinion. Let's not resort to name calling (Ben from Int. Falls!!!!)

posted on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 11:41am
Kayla Michels's picture
Kayla Michels says:

I think that the 2006 hurricane season will be much more active than the 2005 hurricane season. The hurricanes may not be as deadly and dangerous than the 2005 hurricanes such as Katrina but I think that the hurricanes will be more active. I don't think that many hurricanes will be that much of a threat but they should still be taken seriously.

posted on Mon, 06/12/2006 - 2:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

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posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 11:18am
Brian.Schoonover's picture
Brian.Schoonover says:

Better or worse were not defined and thus leaves the judgement to be somewhat subjective in nature (pun intended). Is worse equivalent to more storms or is it based on the dollar value or number of people impacted by those storms. One storm of great destruction could, in a sense, cause the entire season to be worse.

posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 1:13pm
bryan kennedy's picture

This is a good point. I was thinking "worse for humans." So yes the weather could be less intense but a storm landing on a populated area could make it particularly bad.

posted on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 10:12am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It couldn't get much worse, could it?

posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 3:12pm
Amy's picture
Amy says:

How about if it hit New York??

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 1:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that it welll get better than last years thars wat i think and i hope so

posted on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 10:06am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

a nice year would be rare because with global warming and all it will be downhill unless more people start using E85 Ethenol

posted on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 12:17pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Well, I am skeptical about how much of an impact E85 might be able to have on global warming.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 7:45am
The Badfish's picture
The Badfish says:

Global warming may or may not be reality. Weather patterns are cyclical, and haven't been measured for that long (relatively). We could be in a cycle of warmer weather. People are apt to jump on the buzzword of the day to explain the unexplainable. It has yet to be proven.

It definitely doesn't help our environment to burn tons and tons of fossil fuels, but it's hard for me to believe that burning of another substance will make that much of a difference (Ethanol).

-Badfish

posted on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 7:49pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Humans actions are a cause of global warming

Just to be clear here scientists are in total agreement (consensus) that human factors ARE contributing to the current rise in global temperatures. See our feature on global warming if your curious.

Hurricanes and Global Warming...the jury is still out

However, this rise has not been clearly shown to be the cause of the remarkable hurricanes we have seen in the last few years. Some scientists are studying this possible link. Hurricanes are driven by warm waters and if the waters are warming you might see a pattern of stronger hurricanes. There just isn't enough scientific evidence to say for certain yet.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 7:53am
Ben's picture
Ben says:

I believe that this year's hurricane season will be worse, either in the number of storms or the intensity. Both seem to be possible, due to global warming. As stated before, warmer waters bring more hurricanes.

Due to warmer waters, there will probably be more storms. There will just be more water to feed more storms. Florida will probably feel these affects the most. Warmer waters might not just bring hurricanes, but more water in general. Just a couple of days ago, a tropical storm went through Florida and outlying states.

Warmer waters also feed the storms, making the intensity of them greater. I think that the intensity of the storms in the 2006 season will be some of the greatest we've seen.

So I believe that warmer waters will, in general, make this the stormiest season, either with more storms in general, or more intense storms.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 2:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Of course it will be worse. Wake up to global warming people.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 3:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

After all the news on how the season will be so bad I have to believe that this years season could be as bad or worse than last. This is scary because of every thing that was lost could repeat itself this year. We need to stop global warming.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 5:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

just ask AL GORE! and then LISTEN!!

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 10:44am
Brittanie's picture
Brittanie says:

all i know is it has gotten worse so it will keep going and it would take a something big to stop it

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 12:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think it wll be that bad this year, but thats just a educated guess. so dont hold me against it if im wrong. if it got much worse i dont think america could stand it

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 2:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

because nature cannot be controlled and people are dumb

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 2:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well personally i believe that there are many things that need to be closely examined before anyone can judge just how bad a hurricane could get...most people don't pay attention to or even begin to understand just how devastating these natural disasters can be for everyone, not only those involved.

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 2:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think after what happened in New orleans that the people in the the remaining city shoyld move. I mean why would you even think of building a city under sea level? If it is not the huricane season to worry about its the river that is their next door neighbor basically running through the city and then the worry is about the the dikes that hold that up!

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 4:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i live in new orleans and i dont think you should let a hurricane run you out of your city i mean thats like where you live like if there were ever a tornado or something like that and destroyed your home town and people say oh well a tornado destryoed your hometown and i think people there should move you have to have it happen to you to understand where we are comin from we have lifes here and friends and family and we are not gonna let one hurricane run us away its gonna have to take a lot more than that

posted on Wed, 08/02/2006 - 11:18pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I totally understand the sentiment, and I don't think that anyone is seriously suggesting that we don't rebuild New Orleans at all.

But many people question the wisdom of rebuilding ALL of the houses in ALL of the neighborhoods that were destroyed. Given that hurricanes WILL hit New Orleans, and that the ground IS sinking, some of those homes cannot be protected. It doesn't seem fair to pay over and over again to rebuild, or to put rescue workers lives in danger, just because some people want to stay in the flood areas forever.

Build according to the new FEMA standards and the new FEMA maps, and I don't have a problem. Insist on unsafe housing in inappropriate areas...well, I have less sympathy.

posted on Thu, 08/03/2006 - 8:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

alot of people want to stay and live here because they were born and raised here just because one serious hurricane hit new orleans dosent mean its gonna happen again i mean it could we could have another one like katrina in 2 weeks or in another 25 years people here are gonna do what they wanna do if they wanna rebuild a million times who cares i mean we love new orleans and aloto f people are like new orleans should not be rebuilt and people who say that need to stop talking

posted on Thu, 08/03/2006 - 4:02pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Of course people want to stay where their roots are. I totally understand that. But some people who were rescued from rooftops after Katrina got onto their roofs using axes they kept in their attics. How did they know to keep axes in their attics? They'd lived through hurricanes and flooding before.

I'm all for rebuilding PARTS of New Orleans. But some areas have flooded time and time again, and I'm not sure that public subsidy for rebuilding in those areas is good for anyone.

The problem is that the issue is so emotionally charged, wrapped up in ideas of race and class and home.

posted on Wed, 08/30/2006 - 7:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

if people wanna rebuild in a area that have gotten flooded many of times then let them its up to them people dont understand wha tits like people havent had this happen to them for them to be able to understasnd for them its like ok welll i think they should move and ya know we have lives down here i dont care if 10 katrinas come throgh here im still gonna rebuild here this is my home and i dont care what anyone else says

posted on Thu, 09/07/2006 - 11:49pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I'm not unsympathetic, and I don't think we should abandon the whole city, or even whole neighborhoods. But I think it's irresponsible that the nation as a whole pays for flood insurance in areas we KNOW are going to flood, or reconstruction efforts that are just going to be wiped away with the next big storm. And I think it's almost criminal to allow people to build in such a way that they endanger the rescue workers (firefighters, police, EMTs, National Guardsmen) who will have to come in and save folks after the next flood.

Rebuild in New Orleans. Great! It's an area with a tremendous history, and I don't want us to lose that. But build in the areas that are above the flood zones! And follow all the new regulations for building codes.

posted on Fri, 09/08/2006 - 8:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it might get worse but that's just my thought. alls possible after hurricane catrina hit and the global warminng and everything!

posted on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 12:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I read an article in discover magazine that suggests a link between global warming and an increase in the number and strength of hurricanes.

posted on Sun, 06/18/2006 - 3:22pm
Misha's picture
Misha says:

I think our world has had enough disaster for now...

posted on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 2:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

people are more aware

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 12:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You never know what is going to happen this year.

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 1:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it will be worse than before because as the people of the earth keep poluting it the elements of the earth will be less controlled and will become stronger and more abundant than they were before

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 2:33pm
Tony Yorga's picture
Tony Yorga says:

I think that it will be much worse because in all the passing time that there is the human race in polluting the earth very badly and as we polute the earth the elemen theof the earth become stronger and are harder to prevent so we can defenetly expet much worse storms in the future.

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 4:36pm
Maggie's picture
Maggie says:

If it won't be worse this season, it will be the next. The evidence of global climate change is already appearing all over the world. Global warming will effect our weather patterns - and soon.

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 4:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont know

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 4:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it will be worse

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 5:32pm
Aimee&Kellen's picture
Aimee&Kellen says:

We Think it will be worse because we heard it somewhere.

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 6:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We hope that everything will be better because last year was really bad and if this continues we are in for a lot of trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By: C and E

posted on Thu, 06/22/2006 - 2:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

warm weather equals more hurricanes, so therefore there might be more hurricanes this year. =D

posted on Thu, 06/22/2006 - 2:37pm
Smarty Pants's picture
Smarty Pants says:

Weather paterns seem to be getting harsher every where, not just places that are affected by hurricanes. Here in Minnesota it has been more varied over the summer than in years past, that had less hurricane activity

posted on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 11:01am
Dezmond's picture
Dezmond says:

i think it is going to be better because i am a good weatherman!!!

posted on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 11:12am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

last year was relly bad so no way can this year be worse

posted on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 11:17am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont know you can never really tell i mean i live in new orleans and we are praying not to have another one like katrina or another one at all but you cant stop mother natrue she is gonna do what she wants to do all you can really do it just wait and see what happens

posted on Mon, 07/31/2006 - 4:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I HOPE WE DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER KATRINA. I LIVE IN JACKSON,MS AND EVERYONE LOST THEIR POWER BUT A FEW. I DIDN'T FEEL THE AFFECTS AS OTHERS DID, BUT I WATCHED THE TV AND SAW THE AFFECTS AND IT BROKE MY HEART. SO PEOPLE WHO TAKE THESE HURRICANES AS FUN AND GAMES NEED TO EXAMINE THEIR HEARTS. THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT ON THE COAST AND NEW ORLEANS THAT ARE STILL HURTING BECAUSE OF THESE AFFECTS. STOP BEING SO UNCONSERNED.

posted on Thu, 08/24/2006 - 8:58am
nemo's picture
nemo says:

I totally agree with you i live in new orleans my house is fine but other people lost everything and people dont understand what its like they havent had anything like this happen to them so people are like people in new orleans and in mississippi need to move and its like uhhhhhh no we lost power for a month i did come homw till a month later so i didnt know what i was gonna come home to and i couldnt think cause i had all this stuff in my head like ok what am i gonna do now but yea i just wanted to say i def think your right

posted on Thu, 08/24/2006 - 6:24pm
Hurricane's picture
Hurricane says:

who's being unconcerned? i think that's why everyone is posting here. what happened to n.o. and the people there is devastating and heart breaking. i think many will agree.

i do share your feelings about not having another katrina--no matter who it may hit next time. but nature runs its course

posted on Sat, 09/02/2006 - 4:07pm
nemo's picture
nemo says:

so far so good right now for us in new orleans but we still the end of november to go through but we are keepin our fingers cross and hoping for the best but we are new orleans and we will survive!

posted on Wed, 08/30/2006 - 6:17pm
saf's picture
saf says:

First of all, global warming may or may not contribute to the storms of the past and the future. However, I personally need "REAL" proof. I'm close to 50 years old and only see weather patterns year after year. There have been storms (i.e., hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, etc.) that have been said to be the worst ever. Then some years later we have another storm (whatever type) that meteorologists and scientists will invaritably compare to the past ones, which for the most part are about the same in strength or amounts of precipitation as in years past. One good example is in Utah, we go through seven year droughts all the time. We aren't surprised cause they are expected. Then we have the periodic floods, which are also expected, then there's the blizzards that are also expected every few years. This has nothing to do with global warming, just weather patterns we see year after year! As for not using fossil fuels, I have some concerns with that. First, I live in a area where mining coal and the power plants that feed on those fossil fuels (coal) is what keeps people working. I would hate to have the mines and power plants closed because some people who aren't sure that global warming is the cause of the worlds weather woes. I would also hate to think what the impact on the economy of the U.S. could be without fossil fuels. That in itself would be a disaster of major proportions. Secondly, I really do feel for the people of New Orleans and Biloxi who had to endure hurricane Katrina. I personally can't fathom the impact on the psyche these people have had to endure. I do believe though, that before New Orleans is rebuilt...those in charge should rethink where rebuilding should take place. I hope I'm not offending anyone by that comment but, it just doesn't make sense to me why people would want to live where the inevitable will happen. Building below sea level is senseless...especially when you live right on the coast that gets hit by some tropical storm or another year in and year out. That's as ass-nine as building million dollar homes on hillsides that everyone knows will at some point slide. I mean really, I think this all compares to building a home below a rock wall and hoping that you'll never have a rock fall on your house! Just my opinions :)

posted on Sun, 09/03/2006 - 12:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

a lot of people want to stay and live here because they were born and raised here just because one serious hurricane hit New Orleans doesn't mean its gonna happen again i mean it could we could have another one like Katrina in 2 weeks or in another 25 years people here are gonna do what they wanna do if they wanna rebuild a million times who cares i mean we love New Orleans and a lot of people are like New Orleans should not be rebuilt and people who say that need to stop talking

posted on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 8:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ok I live in new orleans and thank God we didnt have any hurricanes this season we got a few scares but nothing major so I guess we will just wait and see what happenes next season

posted on Wed, 11/08/2006 - 8:39pm
MAGGIE's picture
MAGGIE says:

I THINK THAT THE HURRICANE SEASON WILL BE WORSE BECUASE OF GLOBAL WARMING.

posted on Tue, 12/26/2006 - 4:03pm

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