I don't want to sound flip, or heartless, but I think that they are fascinating things. The absolute power and ferocity of such hurricanes like Ivan are just fantastic. How the high pressure areas on the eastern part of it, keep it moving clockwise, which is vital to it to keep gaining strength. And it is. Susstained winds of 160 MPH makes it a catagory 5. And as long as the high pressure system stays in tact, it will only get bigger and badder. I feel sorry for the people who live on the islands, and in Florida. Death and destruction are not part of the fascination. It is just the raw power these storms carry. Awsome.
I completely agree - they are incredible. I went back home over the weekend, because Frances looked as though she'd be heading straight towards Tallahassee and I wanted to get out, but where I live actually ended up seeing more of her than my FSU did!
It was so neat, there for a while, there was a hurricane about ten minutes from where I live...My dad and I went outside and just watched the winds roaring by. Everytime I see or hear something like that, I'm just struck with awe...It's amazing!
I think they should name each tornado like they do hurricanes.
I've never experienced a hurricane but I've been within a mile of tornado destruction without ever actually seeing one. It's fun living in a trailer on the outskirts of a city in Kansas.
What I don't understand is why in the world would you want to live in an area like 'Tornado Ally' or any where there is always a threat of hurricanes or tornados, in a mobile home or trailer or whatever. They are so unstable to begin with. You could sneeze and knock one over. It just amazes me.