The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season was significantly less active than the record previous season.
The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season was significantly less active than the record previous season. It marked the first since 2001 in which no hurricanes made landfall in the United States, and was the first since 1994 that no tropical cyclones formed during October. Following the intense activity of 2005, forecasters predicted that the 2006 season would be only slightly less active; instead, a rapidly forming moderate El Niño event slowed the season. Hurricane Ernesto caused heavy rainfall in Haiti, and directly killed at least seven in Haiti and the United States. Four hurricanes formed after Ernesto, including the strongest storms of the season, Hurricanes Helene and Gordon.
Tragedy sparks innovation in fire-rated barriers (January 2006) -- By Jim Stahl, Sr., Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) -- According to the old saying, “necessity is the mother of invention.” If that’s true, then perhaps tragedy is its father. The collapsing World Trade Center towers and the devastation at the Pentagon following the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be forever etched in our memories. But the tragic events of that day also became the seed for a new technology that we believe has greatly improved the process of penetrating fire-rated barriers with electrical and datacom cables. Read Full Article