June 02, 2007

Remembering the Brazilian hurricane

Before March 2004, tropical storms in the South Atlantic had never reached hurricane force. In that year, however, the state of Santa Catarina (Brazil) was hit by a cyclone which many scientists believed was actually a category 1 hurricane. The storm received the informal name of Catarina. In this article - accompanied by audio - taken from the NASA website, you can learn more about this unique event in our history.


Anonymous said...

Tropical storms have reached all Brazil every week. They devasted public counts and people´s hope!
Brasília is the primary center, but other regions have been involved.

Mônica Veado said...

LOL! So true, unfortunately... :-)