Those of us who live in Florida are always on the lookout for hurricanes; however, most of us are not as obsessed about them as the government wants us to be. Back on August 8 I read this: “NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active.” Yet, just today I heard that the storm Humberto has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane out in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only the first hurricane of the season. The whole season is turning out to be a dud. Having lived through many hurricanes in Florida over the years, I have come to the conclusion that government agencies at all levels love hurricanes so they can tell everyone what to do and otherwise control them. Environmentalists love hurricanes so they can blame them on global warming, climate change, or other nonsense.
I will never forget listening to someone from the National Hurricane Center a few years ago in a news interview saying that the Center always inflated the hurricane numbers predicted just to keep people on their toes. I am paraphrasing, but that is basically what he said. I wish I had noted the guy’s name and the date.3:46 pm on September 11, 2013 Email Laurence M. Vance