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Tropical Storm Emily? A tap on the shoulder

By Richard Danielson
Washington Post
The Washington Post reports that the Tampa Bay area "is the most vulnerable in the United States to flooding and damage if a major hurricane ever scores a direct hit."

Tropical Storm Emily came as a surprise, but the Tampa Bay area is vulnerable to much bigger and much worse weather shocks in the future. The latest reminder comes courtesy of the Washington Post, which pulled together an engaging summary of the worst-case scenarioes here.

This is not the first time these possibilities — some would say, these inevitabilities — have made headlines, (see here or here or here or here or here), but considering the stakes, the Post report is worth the read.