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The worst of hurricane season is ahead. With tumbling stock markets, hurricane season can bring some serious pain.
Meteorologists at AccuWeather.com predict four direct hits on the United States by tropical systems this year. Clean-up costs from those storms will drain already fragile state budgets in a tumbling stock market.
With four predicted tropical system hits this year, severe weather damage totals will grow.
The median cost of an Atlantic hurricane that hits land in the United States is $1.8 billion (2011 adjusted). The median cost is the most accurate measure of the middle of the data because Hurricane Katrina's immense damage, at $145 billion (2011 adjusted), inflates the average cost of a hurricane to close to $9 billion.
The hurricane costs don't include costs from tropical storms. Slower-moving storms hover over an area, dumping more rain than a hurricane with high winds that quickly passes through.
Originally posted by TheRemedial
I predict the winter is going to be extremely cold with immense amounts of snow in the north. I predict 3-5 Category 5 hurricanes but am not sure where they will hit. I also predict spring 2012 to be the worst for flooding, exceeding 2011.
The heat waves have made the water in the lakes in the north so warm that they will be evaporating at such an extent during the cold season that there will be massive amounts of snow fall. This will also create super storms at the end of August-Sept to the north and due to the already saturated flood planes less water will be absorbed by the ground compounding problems next year.