STORM TRACK: September 30, 1986 (Volume 9 Issue 6)

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COMMENTARY

Now that the tornado season is over, the hurricane season begins. So far, both seasons have been relatively quiet . Hurricane Charley was a minimal hurricane and contributed more to increase public apathy rather than being a real threat. There have been several such "minimal" hurricanes over the last two years effecting a large portion of the Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard. Last years Hurricanes Bob, Danny, Juan, and Kate were low intensity storms. Earlier this year, Hurricane Bonnie just barely attained hurricane force (74 mph). I've heard many people say how they feel comfortable now staying on the coast since they've been through several "hurricanes". Little do they realize that it's the stronger hurricanes which make victims of such ignorance.

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