Mays Landing, NJ and Maunabo, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) September 5, 2006
“The height of the Hurricane season has reminded us of the extreme number of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms that have passed near or over Puerto Rico.” Stated George Van Parys, President of Tuna Point Lighthouse Inc. Many of these storms have passed directly over the Tuna Point Lighthouse. A page has been created with the assistance of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Juan that details every Hurricane and Tropical Storm that has passed within 2 degrees of latitude of Puerto Rico from the year 1515 to the present.
“Special attention has been paid to deadly storms that have made direct hits on the island.” says Van Parys. These are:
1893, August 16th-17th; Hurricane San Roque
1899, August 8th; Hurricane San Ciriaco
1928, September 13th; Hurricane San Felipe II
1956, August 12th; Hurricane Betsy (Santa Clara)
1964, August 23rd; Hurricane Cleo
2004, September 15th; Tropical Storm Jeanne
Van Parys goes on to say “We have also been able to include, a Steaming Video on Hurricane Preparedness.” This video was originally produced by the Office of Emergency Management of Miami Dade county Florida. “The Video has a lot of Florida based information obviously, but there is such great Hurricane and Tropical storm safety information we were eager to include it. This way the people of Puerto Rico could have access to its valuable content.” Access to this video was made possible with the assistance of Robert Koch of http://www.wa6uvv.net
The page and video is available at all the Tuna Point Lighthouse websites
Just select the link marked Hurricanes.
Also an important feature on the page is an interactive map of the island of Puerto Rico created in cooperation with the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant Program. This map allows you to select a section of the island and determine the exact height of storm surge your community would be subject to in a storm. The map is detailed almost to the level of individual house locations.
For further information please visit any of the aforementioned websites, or http://www.tunapointlighthouse.homestead.com/