Herbert Saffir, creator of category scale, dies at 90
The death of Herbert Saffir, creator of the Saffir-Simpson scale for determining hurricane intensity, is being reported in newspapers around the nation. However, I like this article by Anita Lee at Biloxi's Sun Herald which takes a look at Saffir's visit "to the Mississippi Coast after Hurricane Katrina at the invitation of Gulfport attorney Joe Sam Owen, who represents policyholders in their lawsuits against insurance companies". It was Saffir's opinion that Hurricane Camille's lessons were "wasted on the gulf coast", an opinion I concur with. Let it be said that I was in Biloxi within days after Camille's landfall - It was one of the most shocking and traumatic experiences of my life, albeit it prepared me for Katrina. At any rate, good article---check it out here.