The most intense Atlantic hurricane of the season, Hurricane Dean, is making its way toward the United States and Mexico. At this writing it is an extremely dangerous category 4 storm packing winds of 150 mph and bearing down on the island of Jamaica. Forecasters expect Dean to intensify into a deadly category 5 hurricane, following a path much like Hurricane Gilbert, a storm that left 45 dead in Jamaica in 1988. Follow storm events at the National Hurricane Center. Use the interactive hurricane tracking map to follow Hurricane Dean’s path.
For more about the Saffir-Simpson scale see The National Hurricane’s description
Or take look back at Hurricane Katrina by watching “The Storm that Drowned a City” from NOVA.
TPE Link – Hurricanes.