It seems the south east coast of America is getting a bit of a hammering from storms at the moment. We had Hurricane Katrina at the end of August which devastated New Orleans and now it seems that Hurricane Rita is about to hit Texas around the Houston area within the next few days and if it keeps up in strength until then apparently it’ll be as bad as Hurricane Katrina.
I was browsing through the CNN website and having followed a few links found some interesting information about tropical storm names at the U.S. National Weather Service website.
For the first time since they started naming storms, it looks like there might be more than 21 storms in a year which means the 22nd storm will be called Alpha, and from then on the Greek letters of the alphabet will be used. Apparently if a storm is severe enough, they retire the name and replace it with a new one.