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Wow, It's amazing that when they talk about costly they don't take into account loss of life. That would be the most costly of all. Sure Sandy was costly; it hit an extremely wealthy and densely populated area, as far as damaged property of coarse it would be ranked high, but as far as a hurricane, it was weak.
Why not add the hurricane that hit Galveston Texas in 1900 that cost 12000 lives, or the Lake Okeechobee, FL Hurricane in 1920's that cost 3000 lives. These storms where 30 M and 100 M storms respectively, which at the rate of inflation from then to now would far surpass cost on any storm today. These were the most costly storms in US history with Katrina in at a solid 3rd place with 1200 lives and 108 B in dollar amount. Sandy wouldn't even make the top 10 if this list were done adding the cost of human life above property.
They're talking specifically in terms of cost. The value of life is immeasurable. I'm born and raised in South Florida (Broward County). I've been through 5 of the 10 hurricanes they've listed. Andrew flooded us for a week and had us without power for 2 weeks. Wilma took our roof. Katrina flooded us and when we saw the monster it had become on it's way to Louisiana; the devastation that was to come knowing it was nothing that could be done...was heartbreaking.
At the end of the day, it's all about LEAVING WHEN THEY TELL YOU. STOP ASSUMING THAT NOTHING CAN BE WORSE THAN BECAUSE IT CAN! The cost of living and value of things post Camile, or Carol or some of the others mentioned can be adjusted for inflation...but at the end of the day if you made it through virtually unscathed, then thank God for your covering; pray for those who weren't and keep on living.
And for the idiots who took the opportunity to once again bring politics into this about a communist country, please make sure your passport is up to date and evacuate IMMEDIATELY!
The ordeal started when we came home and had to access the situation.
All but two of these were since 2000. That's frightening. Don't call it global warming , call it climate change.
Surprised not to see the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. 6000 people died, destroyed everything. In $ today it has to rank up there and no other in US history killed as many. I guess its the insurance ranking that kept it off.
It's amazing that with both the frequency and the boldness of these storms that we don't recognize GODS' hand which is in response to our treatment of Israel. When ever we put pressure on Israel to stop building in the East of Jerusalem (their Covenant land) or in other ways harass Israel, GODS hand gives us a good slap in the face!!
All documented in John P. McTernan's book "As America Has Done To Israel" WAKE UP AMERICA!!
Glad you bought up Hurricane Camille & Andrew. You got to know that both of these were told by our top USA prophet and evangelist David Terrell. For Camille, he warned them all down there and local church ministers said - don't fear. So, they didn't evacuate. The one church lost more than half their congregation. What did the minister do, he fled at the last minute to save his life.
Andrew: Terrell had his revival tent sent up there and local officials forced him to take it down. He did but went on the steps at City Hall and told them that the worst storm you ever had will wipe this town. Later, recall they had to change loitering rules so the remaining populous had to live out of all make shift tents.
There are a lot more - double warning on Katrina, etc. However, the worse was headed to Brownsville,TX and he was too close to the coast -180 mph winds but Jesus told him he was riding this storm. It turned to Mexico and died within a few hours before it hit land. After 50 years of this behavior, I know who to trust.
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