Two things jumped out at me in this article about the 2005 Hurricane season:
Forecasters say the Earth is at the crest of a regular cycle - that hurricane seasons go up and down in severity over a period that lasts for decades.
“We are 10 years into a cycle, but I can’t tell you it’s going to last 10 years or 30 years,” Lautenbacher said.
During this part of the cycle, the ocean surface is two to three degrees above normal. More steam rises into the air, and warm winds from Africa blow storms right at the United States.
What should you do? The National Hurricane Center says use the off-season to get ready. People should know where to evacuate and stock up on flashlights and bottled water.
Perhaps most important, they say, do not count on the government to bail you out.
The sky is falling, the sky is falling…