Jun 4, 2007
Oh sh*te! Category 5 in the gulf...
No not that gulf. Lest I be accused of being too provincial, here is today's news from the Gulf of Oman. Check out this link to The Oil Drum.
A very rare tropical cyclone/hurricane is headed toward Oman points northwest. The storm is now being reported as a category five with waves 40 to 50 feet high. There is a tremendous amount of oil production and infrastructure in the area, along with the Straits of Hormuz. Much of the machinery etc. was not designed or built with storms such as this in mind.
There's a lot of information at the Oil Drum and a lot of well informed commenters. Go there.