More Atlantic Hurricanes Could Be On Their Way

Hurricane damage from GoFundMe for Hincapie Family
Laguna Woods, California
October 8, 2017 6:03pm CST
Because of Hurricane Nate, I turned on the Weather Channel today to see if there had been much damage along the Gulf Coast. Fortunately, other than some flooding and the loss of electricity and other services in some areas, Hurricane Nate did not do as much damage in the U.S. as we saw from the other hurricanes. However, Nate is not finished with us. It has caused a number of tornadoes which will also damage property and endanger the lives of people. Just as frightening, the Weather Channel reported that another Tropical Depression has formed in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico and could also head towards Florida. It could become Tropical Storm Ophelia if the winds become strong enough. There has been 9 consecutive hurricanes hit North America, which has not happened since 1893! Any more storms will put even more stress on that part of our country. This has been a rough year for people who live in the Southeastern United States and our island territories like Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. However, our country is not the only one which has been affected. We have a family friend who moved to Costa Rica to teach school. One of her friends in Costa Rica lost her home, car and pet dogs when Hurricane Nate caused a mudslide there. You can see pictures of the damage at the GoFundMe page for her family. I used one of the pictures at the top of this article. The link is below: https://www.gofundme.com/hincapiefamily
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@dodoazo (17310)
• Philippines
9 Oct
The people should also be onguard and prepared always. They should have a working disaster preparedness program to save lives, not so much with the properties.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@dodoazo - Yes, the important thing is to save lives. Property can be replaced, although often people cannot afford to replace their belongings. These storms have been very hard on the affected people.
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@dodoazo (17310)
• Philippines
9 Oct
@DeborahDiane believe it or not. Our country is visited by storms of various strength more 12 to 20 a year. Only isolated dangerous ones.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@dodoazo - Wow! You get a lot of bad storms. I hope you have not suffered because of any of those storms.
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• China
9 Oct
I have learnt on TV that some areas there were buffeted by Hurricanes ,which caused severe damage to people's lives and properties.Fortunately you aren't in the path of Hurricanes.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@changjiangzhibin89 - We don't get hurricanes where I live, but we get earthquakes and forest fires. California has more than a dozen fires burning throughout the state right now.
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• China
10 Oct
@DeborahDiane Get earthquakes ? Hope they are not powerful ones!I have learnt about the forestfires there from others' posts.How come the firemen haven't put out the fires now?
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• China
11 Oct
@DeborahDiane It seems that the massive forest fire is still raging over there and the situation is extremely worrying.It is really eventful year there!Hope things will work out well !
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@JohnRoberts (52130)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Oct
Thank goodness we don't have to deal with hurricanes in California.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@JohnRoberts - The fires in the Anaheim Hills and in Northern California are bad enough today. I'm glad we don't have to deal with hurricanes, too.
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@moffittjc (41199)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Oct
@DeborahDiane But all the rain from a hurricane would put out all those fires!
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Oct
@moffittjc - You are right! We need to get those hurricanes to move this way!
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• Guangdong, China
9 Oct
this year seems like a year full of disaster~~
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@Behindtheguitarbar - Yes, this has been a bad year all around the year. Not only have there been hurricanes, but volcanoes, mudslides and other types of bad events. It has been hard on people.
• Guangdong, China
9 Oct
@DeborahDiane we suffered a lot this year.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@Behindtheguitarbar - Yes, this has been a terrible year for a lot of people.
@Deepizzaguy (11377)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
8 Oct
It has been the darkest year for hurricanes since 2005 when Louisiana was hit by Hurricanes Cindy, Katrina and Rita.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@Deepizzaguy - Yes, this has been the worst year for hurricanes in more than a decade. It is going to take a long time for some of these people to recover.
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@Deepizzaguy (11377)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Oct
@DeborahDiane I know what you mean.
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@marguicha (90363)
• Chile
8 Oct
Hurricanes are devastating! And this year it has been the worst!
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@marguicha - Yes, hurricanes are devastated and this has been a terrible year. I heard today that we could have another hurricane in the coming week. This seems to be too much!
@just4him (109858)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Oct
I heard Nate had done more damage with loss of life to Mexico than it did to the US. I didn't know it also caused damage to Costa Rica. I'm sorry your friend lost her home, car, and dogs.
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@just4him (109858)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Oct
@DeborahDiane I just saw that when I went to the weather site. It's terrible.
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Oct
@just4him - We are hardly getting any outside news right now, because of all the fires. It is overwhelming! I hope the hurricane stays off-shore.
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@just4him (109858)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
@DeborahDiane I hope they aren't either. My prayers are with those in the fire areas.
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@DianneN (74247)
• United States
12 Oct
This certainly has been a year of horrendous happenings! I'm so sorry for your family friend's friend. I hope gofundme helps her get back on her feet.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Oct
@DianneN - This has been a crazy year. I heard today that Hurricane Ophelia is likely to hit somewhere in Great Britain. The GoFundMe account has helped out the young family in Costa Rica. They have raised over $7000 which, along with their homeowner's insurance, should help them get back on their feet. They are truly grateful they survived. They were in the house when that mudslide hit, so things could have been much worse for them and their young child.
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@DianneN (74247)
• United States
12 Oct
@DeborahDiane Yes, what a year! I'm glad that the young family will be able to get back on their feet. They are a few of the lucky ones.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Oct
@DianneN - Every day, when I watch the news, I am overwhelmed by the number of homes which have been lost this year in the US ... from the California fires, the Houston flooding, the hurricanes which hit the Florida Keys, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The cost to private individuals and the insurance companies must be staggering. Then, of course, there are all the cars which have been lost. I am also glad that the young couple in Costa Rica are being given a chance to recover. It is just one family, but it makes me feel good to know I helped one family.
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@1hopefulman (26024)
• Canada
9 Oct
The rain we are having today is the final remnants of Nate. The picture shows a devastating situation for this family.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@1hopefulman - Yes, that picture shows how badly affected those people were. What a terrible, dangerous situation for them. I am glad they survived. They were in the home when the mudslide started!
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@1hopefulman (26024)
• Canada
10 Oct
@DeborahDiane Very sad situation!
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Oct
@1hopefulman - Yes, very sad, indeed.
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@kepweng (11122)
10 Oct
its so sad maybe people should move in west coast?
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Oct
@kepweng - We have hurricanes on the East Coast and fires burning along the West Coast. Right now, we are having bad problems nearly everywhere!