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Originally posted by ANNED
Gulf Hurricane could KILL MILLIONS!
Unlikely but it could make millions homeless. i don't think there is that many stupid people that would stay and be killed.
A hurricane could push million of gallons of oil ashore for 20 or so miles over 50 to 80 miles of coast coating everything.
Then all it would take would be a lightning bolt to start it burning.
All industry, homes, businesses, would go up in a firestorm.
All port facilities, boats, ships, along the coast would also burn.
The only people killed would be those stupid enough to stay and try to ride out the storm.
The loss of the oil refineries along the coast alone would put the country into a depression never seen before and make the housing meltdown look small as oil prices rose to $8 to $10 a gallon.