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Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

PAGE 12 of the PDF.  "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that 11 named storms will develop during the current year. Of those, at least six are expected to become hurricanes. A storm that does not reach hurricane status can create major headaches for the petroleum refining industry. The conditions that caused the record setting Orion refinery fire in Norco, LA, in 2001 were brought about by nothing more than a tropical storm... It took 13 hours to extinguish the 270-foot diameter storage tank containing about 300,000 barrels of gasoline." The case study and article talk about fire planning for hurricanes.



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