hurricanes

  1. Gillan1220

    What if Tacloban City was evacuated before Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines?

    The mayor of Tacloban City in the province of Leyte did not issue order of an evacuation prior to Haiyan striking the Philippines on November 8, 2013 because the days leading to it were clear-bright skies. That would cause over 6,000 deaths and millions of pesos in damage. Though the damage from...
  2. WI: A Large Hurricane strikes the South before Civil War

    The POD: in the 1860 Atlantic hurricane season, the first hurricane of the season, IOTL cat 4, is much larger, instead being h a cat 5 on the scale of Katrina. You obviously know what's going to happen: how would this affect the resources of the southern states, and how much if at all the...
  3. WI: USA begins naming typhoons and hurricanes before 1940s/1950s

    As many of us know, tropical cyclones worldwide are named to reduce confusion with communicating between forecasters and the general public. In the late 19th century, Australian weather forecaster Clement Wragge began informally naming them with letters from the Greek alphabet, South Sea Island...
  4. WI: The Long Island Express Directly hits NYC in 1938

    The New England Hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, was one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit Long Island and New England in its recorded history. It caused $306 million in period damage (and would do over $60 billion today adjusting for differences in inflation...
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