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Sooner or later a hurricane will hit

AOL.com ran an interesting story today about the hurricane drought in the Atlantic and how it may have stymied efforts by emergency managers to prepare for the next one to hit the US coast.  It has been ten years since the last significant hurricane season in 2005, and many people who live along the coast have never experienced any storm, much less a major hurricane.  Some areas like coastal Georgia have not experienced a storm in more than a century.

Sooner or later, the weather patterns will shift back to a configuration which steers the storms onto land rather than staying over the ocean, and then the real test of emergency management will begin.  If you live or work along one of the magnificent coasts of the Southeast, you will be interested in what this article has to say.

If you are interested in the history of some of these storms, you can check out http://georgiaweatherhistory.com/.

Source: Meredith112, Flickr

Source: Meredith112, Flickr 

Damage from the Sea Islands hurricane of 1893.  Source: University of South Carolina

Damage from the Sea Islands hurricane of 1893. Source: University of South Carolina

Brunswick storm surge 1893.  Source: GeorgiaWeatherHistory.com

Brunswick storm surge 1893. Source: GeorgiaWeatherHistory.com