Despite Recent Events, New Survey Finds 85% of Americans Do Not Anticipate Disaster or Emergency in 2006


Forecasting experts are predicting another intense year for hurricane regions again in 2006. “We foresee another very active Atlantic basin tropical cyclone season in 2006,” states a report from a well-known weather forecasting team including long-time forecasting guru William Gray of Colorado State University. The team’s 2006 forecast calls for 17 named tropical storms; an average season has 9.6. The report also calculates an 81% chance that at least one major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast in 2006.