samedi 13 septembre 2008


Tropical storm FAY ( August 2008)

Hurricane Gustav ( Early Sept. 2008)

Hurricane Ike ( mid Sept. 2008)

Experts predicted an intense hurricane season this year and they appear to be right. Since mid-August, there have been four very violent tropical storms and hurricanes. They are always given male or female names, always in alphabetical order : FAY, GUSTAV, HANNA and IKE ( in August and September).

FAY hit Florida in August, killing 36 people and causing extreme damage.

GUSTAV hit the Gulf Coast on Sept. 1, killing at least 26 people in 3 states and leaving more than one million homes without power before moving into Central Louisiana as a tropical depression.

IKE ravaged south-east Texas early on Sept. 3, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious wind gusts.

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