7.31.2016

La Nina Could Create a Perfect Storm for Zika

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Does it mean anything if we are to get a strong La Nina later this summer and into the fall? Based on recent history it does. In January of 1998 there was a record La Nina. By the summer of 98′ the water temperatures had fallen rapidly and a strong La Nina developed. 2016 is shaping up to be a perfect repeat. This is how NOAA described the 1998 hurricane season:


Time will tell if a few hurricanes are to make USA landfall. If they do, Florida is a prime target, as this year’s crop of hurricanes will likely be Atlantic born, and head for the SE coast.

If it should come to pass that Florida gets hit/brushed by a few big storms there might be some collateral damages. Florida is already flooded with rain water. The largest lake, Okeechobee, is pumping water into canals that bring the excess water to the east and west coasts. The problem is that Okeechobee is filled with phosphates from farming. The result has been a huge toxic algae blooms. Floridians accuse the Feds for the problem. The argument is that the Army Corps of Engineers has not maintained the levees/dykes around Okeechobee so that the lake can no longer be safely filled to the brim.
Also could create prime conditions for the spread of mosquitoes carrying Zika, since disease outbreaks can occur in these type of conditions.

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