The WORST Hurricanes in history! A product of Trump-mania. But it would appear a bit of simple research would defy the logic quite quickly and succinctly.
Of the 30 worst hurricanes in American history registered between 1851 and 2006, 26 of them occurred more than fifty years ago. That would be ‘before Trump’ for the mathematically challenged. Two of the most recent that have been catastrophic include Katrina in 2005 which was actually a Category 3 when it made landfall, and Harvey in 2017 which was also a Category 3 at landfall. The reason Katrina became significant was not because of the hurricane itself so much as the fact that the dam was compromised and ultimately broke.
Hurricanes have been a part of our history. They follow a somewhat consistent cycle, most often affect the same locations, and are always incredibly expensive. Except for one region that bears an interesting history.
Hurricane archives track according to: Eastern Pacific, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and North Atlantic. The US is the North Atlantic region.
The Indian Ocean: their storms are referred to as cyclones. Hurricanes were not even registered or recorded at all until 1961 when they suddenly spiked and ended in 2008. There have been -0- each year since.
Western Pacific: their storms are referred to as typhoons. Prior to 1949, they had no register/record of hurricanes, since that time they register more per year than any other region averaging upwards of 22 annually.
Eastern Pacific: prior to 1949, they registered/recorded no hurricanes. Between 2009 and 2017 they registered 71 hurricanes.
North Atlantic: has consistently registered hurricanes since the tracking began in 1851 with spikes of 10 to 11 per year every 20 years on average. Peak years were 1870, 1885, 1893, 1915, 1935, 1950, 1970, 1995, and 2005.
While scientists confer on the way a hurricane is formed, consensus ends there as the global warmers vs the natural evolutionists have radically different views. What NOAA charts do reveal is that the Cyclone/Hurricane season has peaked in September for the last 100 years. And the intensity has not spiked. By landfall, Florence diluted to a Category 1 despite all the ‘computer models’ claiming it would strike as a Category 4.
Hurricanes, tropical storms, cyclones are all an apparatus of nature that are powerful forces. Mitigating the inevitable would have a lot more logic than blaming – a person. I suppose Obama was the cause of the 71 hurricanes during his tenure…?
Given that each and every year we are subjected to a ‘season of hurricanes’, and each and every year for the last 100 years that surge peaks in September, it is a rather bizarre media story to attempt to blame that activity on anyone or anything in particular…