Often I receive e-mails from people asking about use of the Codes for predicting hurricanes or other natural disasters. Indeed, on the History Channel's program, Bible Code II, Apocalypse and Beyond, I expressed hope that the Torah Code would help us to prevent or mitigate the effects of such events. That show was filmed in 2003, and released in 2004. Five years later I have developed a more informed view of what is possible. I am still very optimistic that the maps found encoded in the Torah will lead to the Ark of the Covenant. However, with respect to (most) people being there, I believe that, at best, a blessing and curse effect exists. Finally, with respect to hurricanes, I have only just begun to study the issue, but some initial results are posted on the figure below. The number of storms included on the table is low - the 14 costliest to hit the U.S. between 1965 and 2000 that caused at least one billion dollars in damage, plus Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which cost $81,200,000,000. One could, of course, also rate storms by death toll.