Hurricane Stan has proven a deadly storm for parts of Central
America where many rivers crested their banks, creating dangerous
mudslides and flooding, bringing the death toll to more than 100.
landfall along Mexico's Gulf coast near Veracruz on Oct. 4,
weakened to a tropical depression Oct. 5, but continued to pound
regions of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa
Rica with punishing rains. Thousands along Stan's path have been
Tropical Storm Tammy, the 19th-named storm of the Atlantic
hurricane season, formed Oct. 5 off Florida's East Coast about 35
miles east of Jacksonville.
Tammy is expected
to turn to the northwest in the next 24 hours, moving inland over
southeastern Georgia and up into the Carolinas, producing heavy
hurricane season is tied for the second busiest on record since
record keeping started in 1851. The record for tropical storms in
one year is 21, set in 1933. For those keeping tabs, all thats left
this year, names-wise are Vince and Wilma (thatll bring this year
up to 21) and then in the names will revert to the Greek alphabet
(Alpha, Omega, etc.). Lets hope it doesnt come to that.
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