||[Oct. 24th, 2005|05:11 am]
It's not looking like a threat to anyone, but it's out there. Tropical depression Alpha is churning up the middle of the Atlantic. For the first time since we started naming hurricanes, we've had to go to the fall-back identification system.
And prayers for those in southern Florida and the keys.
EDIT: Alpha has killed at least three people. I should say it is not looking like a major threat to life and property, but it is not without impact.
As of this reading (about 8pm Brisbane time, Monday, 24 Oct 05) Alpha has killed three people.
2005-10-24 10:32 am (UTC)
Oh, gosh. I take it back. It's obviously threatening some lives!
For the first time since we started naming hurricanes, we've had to go to the fall-back identification system.
I must have a twisted sense of humor, because when I heard they were running out of names, I thought they should just re-use the earlier ones. They could add a version to the end. You know, like Emily II, or Wilma III.
I like the idea better than the ever present "Storm of the Century" designations. Could you imagine being the reporter who had to tell the country that Katrina II was coming?!
We've had three "Storms of the Century" this year. I wonder when the next relatively calm hurricane season will be. There is a vague concern that the answer is, never.
There is a vague concern that the answer is, never.
(Throwing a bone to the libs on LJ)
That will be W's legacy!!!!!!!!!!
Well, he hasn't helped any, but even *I* can't lay the blame entirely at his feet.