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JUST CLICK FOR EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HURRICANES

Ever wanted to see a hurricane from outer space? Would you like to listen to the latest weather information? How about chatting with hurricane spotters on St. Maarten/ St. Martin? Barbados? St. Lucia? Remember what hurricane Bertha looked like? Try Doug's Page, an encyclopedic work in progress.
Doug Watson is a builder here on St. Thomas with a craving for more knowledge of hurricanes. Having experienced several of the world's toughest hurricanes during his 15 years in the tropics, Doug decided to develop a Web page linking his favorite hurricane information and activity pages.
He started with all the information he had amassed since Hugo. Next he used the services of TalkCity, which gave him a format and made the actual construction of the site much easier and less costly. Once he had the guidelines, it took him four days last week to get the site up and running.
In order to truly appreciate Doug's Page, you need to spend some time cruising through the various links and upgrading your computer with free tools that will let you stream audio and video information. Once you are loaded up, it is off to see the wizard with current and historical artifacts.
One of the really nice things about Internet reporting is the ability to introduce a subject, then turn it over to the viewer. Time and space are no longer objects.
If you have any interest in hurricanes, you owe it to yourself to boot up by clicking here, and give it a whirl.

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