A hurricane is most occured on the west coast and the tropical areas.
What is a Hurricane
A hurricane is a huge storm. It can be 600 miles across and have strong winds spirling inward and upward to speeds from 75-200 mph. A hurricane usally last about a week, moving 10-20 mph over the ocean.
How a Hurricane Forms?
When there is a hurricane, it gathers warm water from the ocean. So that means that some parts of a hurricane is water sense it gathering water from the ocean. The water temerature has to be at least 80*F. The temperature has to be the minimum is 79*F. Durring a hurricane there is usualy presipitaion (rain). There has to be a high pressure system (when its sunny and no clouds) in the area and also a warm air front (when warm air is pushing towards the area). There are 2 diffrent clouds in a Hurricane. There is a nimbostatus clouds which carries rain and the other cloud is a cumulonimbus cloud which is a much larger cloud. For the spin that a hurricane has it is used by a coriolis force which is a force that is pushing the hurricane one way and it stays that way.
Historical Events on Hurricanes
A little after a decade ago there was a sever hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900. More than 6,000 people died and 69 people were injured. The costs of the repair was $20 millian.
Not to long ago there was a hurricane named Sandy. It started on October 22, 2012 and ended October 31, 2012. In only the US 117 people dies and 69 people were injured. The total cost damage was $65 billian.
How to Improve your House Safe
To keep your house safe from a hurricane, you can cahnge out your windows to a impact resistant glass and shutters. Always keep an emergancy kit when there is a hurricane comming. A way to keep water getting into your house is a gutter or a downspout. You could also put a sump pump (a pump to remove water) in your basement. A kid invented a sandbag to get water out of you house.
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