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Hurricanes at home

September 14, 2011


Hurricane Earl

People who don’t live in the Caribbean often ask me what it’s like to experience a hurricane. The US media in particular goes wild over storms, hyping their size and destructive power but overlooking important subtleties. Each storm is different, and the differences matter.  Some storms are compact, with hurricane- or tropical-storm force winds extending […]

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