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Experts caution locals about hurricanes - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 17, 2014

Experts caution locals about hurricanes

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 12:15 am

STAFFORD — The first recorded hurricane warning in history was ignored at great cost. This historical incident established a pattern — one that persists to this day, former National Hurricane Center chief Bill Read said.

The year was 1502, and the forecast was by explorer Christopher Columbus. He told the Spanish governor of Hispaniola to keep his fleet of treasure ships safely in port because rising storm swells suggested the approach of a hurricane. 

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