We'll end with a storm that wasn't given a name until after the fact and that's precisely the point. In late June, Pakistan was struck by a borderline Category 1 hurricane. At the time, it was dubbed Cyclone 03B, later named Yemyin. The storm killed over 200 people in Karachi. And as hurricane blogger Margie Kieper reported at the time, the Indian Meteorological Agency, with responsibility for forecasts in the region, did a truly shoddy job:
Can you imagine this happening in the U.S? A hurricane hitting land and leaving thousands homeless, not warned on, and the warning agency website down throughout the critical landfall period? This truly is unimaginable yet this is what occurred yesterday ... complicating this event is a history of hostility between India and Pakistan.
In 2008, let's hope we can all act as one world as we prepare, once again, for nature's most devastating kind of storm.
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