Droughts, Not Hurricanes, are Greater Danger
Hi Oklahoma Friends:
As you probably know, Jeff Masters is the guy who started WeatherUnderground. I've read his posts for years, especially when we are threatened by a tropical storm or nor'easter. He is very accurate.
Last night, this post about the dangers and damage from droughts caught my eye but I was too sleepy to post. Although Katrina is the #1 natural disaster in the US, the next 3 most severe disasters are droughts, including the one that is still going on.
In the post (link below), Dr. Masters talks about the cost / damage in dollars and in lives. I hadn't thought about some of the issues he raises. He got my attention and I think he will get yours. One key to surviving a disaster is preparing for a disaster.
Today's post is "Great U.S. Drought of 2012 to Last Into Spring of 2013." He describes the weather patterns that Dawn has written about recently, shows graphs of the persistent drought that will affect the entire country west of the Mississippi and parts of the inland south, at a minimum, in 2013.
On that happy note, I'll say "good night."
Here is a link that might be useful: Lessons: Droughts, Not Hurricanes, are Greater Danger