Dean is number 3 on the hurricane hit parade. According to the U.S. Hurricane Center, Dean was the third most intense hurricane ever to hit land. That's in more than 150 years of record-keeping.
If you want to track mean Dean, here are the Hurricane Center's maps and projections.
And what's this got to do with Green Tech, you ask? A couple things: hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico help remind us how flimsy is the human grip on the world's oil supply if nature decides to provide a major storm or earthquake in a critical spot. Secondly, the feds still project '07 be a baddie for 'canes, and that's linked to climate change.