Monday, June 19, 2006

Hurricane Stopper Could Have Lessened Katrina

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Hurricane experts are predicting a stormier season than last year, but a Maryland-based inventor knows how to stop storms in their tracks.

If only someone would listen.

Dr. Win Wenger says his patented “Hurricane Stopper” pipes compressed air bubbles to the ocean floor. Then when a storm is on its way, the bubbles are released and, as they rise, bring cold water to the surface.

Supposedly, the water below cools off the warm top layer that fuels hurricanes.

Wenger believes if his Hurricane Stoppers had been installed in the Gulf, the damage caused by Katrina would have been “considerably lesser” – as much as two categories.

Sadly, government officials have yet to take advantage of the invention and Wenger admits, “The silence has been deafening.”

As a result, the project remains in the “concept stage” but Wenger is providing the plans free of charge at

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