On this episode, we begin a deep-dive on some of the most devastating hurricanes (officially-named storms only) of the last century. From Camille in '69 to Sandy in '12 (that's a weird way to write that), we look at the impacts these storms had on human life, our economy, governance, emergency response, and the culture. This one's less goofy than other one's we've done, but there's some damn-fine analysis and Wikipedia reading going on. Also, Becky explains why these storms behaved the way they did, and since she knows what she's talking about, you'll probably learn a lot!
Small topics, News, & Follow-up:
Astrological vs Meteorological Seasons
- Joel thinks Astrological seasons are stupid and we should all just agree to follow Meteorological seasons.
- Jimmy thinks Joel is anti-galaxy.
Heavy Rain Event in D.C. Region Wednesday - Friday
- DC Metro area, and parts of the east coast are in a rain deficit over the last couple of months.
- This event has the potential to make up a lot of that rain shortfall
- Potential flooding if the event verifies on the larger side of what the models are estimating
Tropical Storm Matthew
- The track of the storm has a lot of potential for strengthening.
- Should continue west until this weekend and then make a turn to the north.
- Question is: Will it turn sooner, and hit Haiti, or will it turn later, miss Jamaica and hit Cuba (and then Florida later on)
Main Topic: Most “Impactful” Hurricanes in modern history
“The Semi-Hospitable Beach House and You” by Jimmy Marks
Closing music: "Hurricane" from the musical Hamilton