A hurricane is a tropical storm with powerful winds and heavy rain.

Hurricane in Galveston Texas

  • On September 8, 1900
  • The hurricane killed 8,000 people.
  • The damage total cost was $760 million dollars.  

Hurricane in Florida

  • In August 1992
  • There was 40 lives lost.
  • Damage cost $25 million dollars.

Compare the Hurricanes

One was 92 years later and less lives were lost. More Money was spent on recovery in 1992. Around the same time of year.

Human Impact

These are things that can help us prepare for a hurricane:
  • Weather radio
  • Phone apps
  • Meteorologists 24/7
  • Homes built with stronger material
  • On websites



Hurricanes, Tsunamis by andrew langley

Works Cited

Latham, Donna. Hurricane!: The 1900 Galveston Night of Terror. New York, NY: Bearport Pub., 2006. Print.

Paul, Gill, Julian Baker, and Janet Baker. See-through Storms. Philadelphia, PA: Running Kids, 2006. Print.

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