It began as a 'warm spot' in the Pacific Ocean, and grew into a monster that spawned deadly weather events throughout the world. The 1997-98 El Nino will go down in the history books as one of the strongest such phenomena ever recorded; its impact on the southeastern United States, while falling short of the single-event magnitude of a hurricane such as Andrew, will nonetheless be chronicled in the unprecedented string of disasters which have befallen this region since 1998 began with widespread flooding in the state of Florida.
Thursday, 15 November 2007 21:30
1998: The Year of El Nino in the SoutheastWritten by John Copenhaver
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