Notwithstanding some forecasts of below average rainfall this summer for Calgary, summer storms are a fact of life as shown by early records available for this continent. As early as 1775, the Newfoundland hurricane was recorded to have taken 4,000 lives.
In the new millenium, hurricanes Juan (2003), Noel (2007), and Igor (2010) all cause catastrophic damage, claiming dozens of lives and hundreds of millions in destroyed goods and property.
It’s good that weather forecasting has improved a lot over the decades, but we can only prepare for the onslaught of severe summer storms when the weatherman gives his warnings. … Read more