Monday, September 26, 2005

Texas survives hurricane but New York may be next

Texas breathed a sigh of relief as Hurricane Rita avoided the deserted city of Houston yesterday, but scientists now say the next target for a hurricane could be New York.Officials there are taking the threat so seriously that they have drawn up a mass evacuation plan and have begun a poster campaign.The National Hurricane Centre rates New York as the fifth most vulnerable area in the country. The top four have all been hit in the past two years. Max Mayfield, the centre"s director, says the city is "especially vulnerable". Local experts believe flooding, as was shown in the movie The Day After Tomorrow, is "inevitable".Read more... (The Independent)

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