Tejal Hurricanes

  • Wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour
  • Known as cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, as typhoons in the Western Pacific Ocean
  • The eye is calm
  • Hurricane Patrica is the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, with category 5 wind speeds of more than 200 mph.

What is a Hurricane?

  • Hurricane is a huge storm
  • Hurricanes usually last for a week
  • They rotate in counter- clockwise direction around the eye

A satellite picture of a hurricane.

How do hurricanes form?

  • Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water of 80 degree Fahrenheit or warmerWhat is a storm surge?

How do hurricanes form?

  • Slosh Modles take storm's strength its path, how the ocean shallows, and the shade of land. Them it calculates how hunch surge a hurricane will probably cause. When does hurricane season start?
  • The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but most hurricane occur during the fall months. The Atlantic Pacific hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30.

What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?

  • There is no difference between a hurricane and a typhoon except geography.

Why are hurricanes named?

  • Hurricanes occur every year and sometimes two or three hurricanes can be active at the same time. Using names for these storms make it much easier for people to communicate about specific hurricanes and be clearly understood.
  • The Saffir-Simpson scale measures the intensity of a hurricane. Wind speed is measured on a scale of 1-5 to give an estimate of potential property damage and flooding along the coast. The Categories are as follows: Category One Hurricane: Winds 74-95 mph.

A sattalite picture of a hurricane

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Effects of a hurricane

  • Deaths
  • Floods
  • High wind speed that can cause the trees to fall
  • The oceans come up and cause flooding

The map of the U. S. with the area most hurricanes

Tropical Storm Hermine hit Florida on Friday, dumping rain on the state along with Georgia and the Carolinas.

The most destructive hurricane/ tropical cyclone/ typhoon in the world was in Great Bhola Cyclone, Bangladesh in 1970 ( November 12) in the Bay of Bengal. There were 300,000 to 500,000 deaths.

The Great Bhola Cyclone, Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal

Prepare for a hurricane

  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
  • Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate.

What To Do When A Hurricane Is 6 Hours From Arriving

  • If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home or where you are and let friends and family know where you are.

Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored.

Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

A short video clip of a hurricane.

Sources

  1. All the websites Mrs. Ventresca gave
  2. ready.gov (for the part which says prepare for a hurricane and What To Do When A Hurricane Is 6 Hours From Arriving)
  3. The pictures are from the Internet

Credits:

Created with images by marijeberting - "wind storm hurricane" • WikiImages - "hurricane benilde winter storm clouds" • jaydensonbx - "Hurrican Sandy"

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