This year's hurricane season ended without a major storm hitting the United States. Although Haiti and Central America were hit with major storms, the lack of media attention these disasters received leaves some emergency managers worrying about complacency. After all, forecasters predicted a busy tropical season.
Meteorologists are advising beachgoers to stay out of the ocean in the wake of Hurricane Earl passing up the eastern seaboard. The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory lasting through Friday morning.