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Caribbean: Marking the start of the hurricane season

Categories: Caribbean, North America, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, U.S.A., Disaster, Environment, Literature

“What is it about us that loves to celebrate everything?” asks Florida-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp, who uploads a podcast of a poem to mark the June 1 start of the hurricane season [1]. Simon T posts a photo of a perfect Cayman Islands sunset [2] at Flickr, giving it the title “Hurricane Season, Day One” and the caption “. . . . Everything looked just perfect tonight on Seven Mile Beach….lets hope for another 180 sunsets like this one to get us through to 1 December.” Stunner in Jamaica is a little less whimsical, citing NOAA stats and recalling the harshness of the 2005 season [3].