Hurricane season is back
August 17, 2009
Today we already have two active tropical storms plus the full-fledged Hurricane Bill
in the Atlantic region, serving to remind us that hurricane season is back. While we're insulated from most of the effects of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Upper Midwest (though a category 1 hurricane in 1900 did track through central Iowa
), we are certainly sympathetic to those who experience flooding and damage from hurricanes, since our region is a hotbed for tornadoes and river flooding alike. Those preparing for major storms ought to consider the value of pumps for post-storm cleanup
and portable electric generators
. As became obvious in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, sometimes help from the outside is too slow or too limited to really help when assistance is needed.
last revised August 2009