Author: Paul | Subject: Tropical storms
Article excerpt: Why would you call a hurricane Andrew or
Katrina? Does in not seem a little asinine to personalise
the meteorological monsters that deliver such devastation
and misery to the population in many areas of the world?
Perhaps it is reasonable to feel that hurricanes should
remain impersonal and, because of the inhuman destruction
they leave in their wake, be described simply by numbers or
codes. Yet in fact there is some sound reasoning behind the
naming of hurricanes, as will be revealed in this short
history into the naming of hurricanes.