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Hurricane Ida had me reaching for the Atlas

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Hurricane Ida had me reaching for the Atlas

I couldn’t remember the capital of Nicaragua.
Before I went to my PC, I posed myself a task.
Over breakfast write down the mainland countries of Central America in order North to South with their associated capitals
I didn’t do very well, its not a competition, just a little self test.
Attached map as a guide, there are 8 countries, to include Mexico (north) and Panama (south)
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Hurricane Ida had me reaching for the Atlas

todays map has the country borders marked
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Re: Hurricane Ida had me reaching for the Atlas

It's been a very quiet hurricane season this year and normally by now it's dying out completely. A hurricane warning has been issued but at present Ida remains a category 2 storm.
An up to date can be obtained at:
http://www.baynews9.com/Klystron9.html?image=tropical5
kmilburn
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Re: Hurricane Ida had me reaching for the Atlas

These guys are good for hurricane information,  but then,  it is their job..
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
It's definitely been a calm year,  which was handy for my parents who recently came back from a holiday in Cuba.
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Re: Hurricane Ida had me reaching for the Atlas

Ida has now weakened to a tropical storm but is still well organised.  The governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency.  Ida is expected to make landfall somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast Monday night or early Tuesday.
Latest news here:
http://www.baynews9.com/Klystron9.html?image=tropical5