Tag: hurricanes

Listening booth — Queensrÿche, “Before the Storm”

Listening booth — Queensrÿche, “Before the Storm”

Listening Booth, Music
Here in central New Jersey, we're just hours away from the first major rains of Hurricane Irene, so this song popped into my head. It's Queensrÿche's "Before the Storm," from their 1984 debut LP The Warning. Stay safe everyone! Related articles Hurricane Irene News Update II (thedailywh.at) Post photos of Hurricane Irene preparation (nj.com) N.J. is only hours from starting to feel effects of Hurricane Irene (nj.com)
The 10 Deadliest Atlantic Hurricanes in History

The 10 Deadliest Atlantic Hurricanes in History

Featured Posts, Listcruft
Today marks the beginning of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season (which runs until November 30). Throughout the summer we'll be looking at some of the worst hurricanes in history, in terms of death tolls and damage amounts. Up first is a review of the ten deadliest hurricanes ever spawned in the Atlantic Ocean. One interesting fact that stands out to me is that unlike the list of the ten deadliest tornadoes, only three of these tropical cyclones occurred after 1950. This is a direct result of improved weather forecasting technology, which can typically allow for days of advanced notice rather than hours. So as a comparison, the infamous Hurricane Katrina, while still dealing a devastating blow to the U.S. Gulf coast, isn't even in the top 20 in terms of casualties -- although the nearly ...