Oh, hello… I didn’t see you there. You’ll have to excuse me; it’s hard to see such small beings when you’re this large.
My friends call me Harvey Hurricane, though I often get a different name everywhere I blow. They call me “cyclone” in the Indian Ocean and “typhoon” in the western Pacific Ocean—I assume meteorologists just need to entertain themselves.
Like I said, I’m a big guy. I’ve been known to gust over 160 miles an hour and drop over 2.4 trillion gallons of rain in a single day, but at my core I’m really quite calm. I just get a little excited sometimes. For instance, when the weather is nice and the ocean heats up… I start splashing around, and next thing you know… I’m SPINNING OUT OF CONTROLLLL…
Sorry about that—even the thought gets me going. Unfortunately all that excitement tends to leave quite a destructive path behind me. My storm surges can be 20 feet high and extend almost 100 miles. Plus, all that rain I produce usually leads to Felix Flood showing up whether I invite him along or not.
Well, it’s time for me to head back out to sea, maybe I’ll see you in a few months. In the meantime, you’d be smart to do some prep work before I show up again—know your evacuation route, buy some storm shutters, update your insurance policy. Once I get started, I’m never sure where I’m going to end up… best to get out of the way!
Oh, and I hear there’s a conference about me going on right now. Now that we know each other, could you swing by and make sure they aren’t badmouthing me?
Get in touch and let Bankers protect you from Harvey Hurricane’s manic moods. If you’re attending the National Hurricane Conference, be sure to catch Judy Copechal, Bankers Insurance Group VP Product Manager, speaking at 1:30 today!
All data collected from National Geographic.