Saturday, October 29, 2005

New Record for Hurricanes

With Tropical Storm Alpha, this season broke the record for named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin for one season. Now, with Hurricane Beta, this season also broke the record for hurricanes in one season. This is the thirteenth hurricane. Hurricane Beta is currently battering two Colombian islands, San Andres and Providencia. It is on track to hit Nicaragua and Honduras on the mainland as a Category 2 storm. This is the same area Hurricane Mitch hit several years back.

Note: That Colombia owns islands so far from its mainland is probably a result of the machinations that led to Panamanian independence.