The 2003 Atlantic hurricane season was an active Atlantic hurricane season with tropical activity before and after the official bounds of the season – the first such occurrence in 50 years. The strongest hurricane of the season was Isabel, which reached Category 5 status northeast of the Lesser Antilles; the storm later struck North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane, causing $3.6 billion in damage (2003 USD, $4.49 billion 2013 USD) and a total of 51 deaths across the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
Back on line with patriotic connections (May 2003)-- Red, white, blue, and black jacks adorn each faceplate at workstations throughout the new home of one of the nation's largest financial-management companies, symbolizing our country's colors and remembrance for the victims of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Previously located in the World Trade Center, the company is one of many that is starting over, after losing nearly 20% of its employees in the disaster. Read Full Article