How does a Hurricane form? Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water of 80 degrees F or even warmer water. A Hurricane forms by when moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere. Hurricanes begin as a tropical storm over the warm and moist air of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans near the Equator.
How high can a Hurricane get? The tops of a BIG hurricane can be 50,000 feet high and airplanes can only go 30,000 feet high.
The impact on mankind: Many many people have died from Hurricanes, families house's have been destroyed or barred under ruble. But now we have technology to help us prepare for these kind of things. Some people leave the state and bored up there windows just in case. Other people stay cause they don't wan to leave anything/anyone behind. Now some people have houses that are a little bit stronger than other houses.
Hurricane Katrina: Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 Hurricane, it happened August 23, 2005. The winds go up to 174 mph. The final death toll was at 1,836, it was 20ft high. 705 people were reported missing after Hurricane Katrina. The federal government had spent $120.5 billion on the Gulf Region, post-Katrina, $75 million went to emergency relief operations.
The Hurricane of 1938 battered new England's woods (75 years ago): Killed 682-700 people. Damaged or destroyed 57,000 homes, it cost about US $306 million. A category 3 Hurricane. Contrast: Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 and England's Hurricane was only a category 3. Katrina killed a thousand people well England's Hurricane only killed 600-700 people. Compare: They both ruined many houses and killed many people. They both cost hundreds and thousands of dollars.