By: Evelyn Schaefer
How do they form?
Hurricanes form only over really warm water of 80 degrees or warmer. The atmosphere (the air) must cool off very quickly the higher you go. The wind must be blowing at the same speed and direction air upward from the ocean surface. Winds flow outward above the storm allowing the air to rise. mostly form between 5 and 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator. The Coriolis force is needed to create the spin in the and it becomes too weak near the equator, so hurricanes can never form there.
Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Sandy was a category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Katrina lasted for 8 days. Hurricane Sandy lasted for 11 days. Hurricane Katrina lost a total of 1,836 lives. Hurricane Sandy lost a total of at least 233 lives. Hurricane Katrina hit these places: The Bahamas, South Florida,Cuba, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans),Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, most of easternNorth America. Hurricane Sandy hit these areas: Greater Antilles, Bahamas, most of the eastern United States (especially the coastal Mid-Atlantic States), Bermuda, eastern Canada.
How are they similar?
They are both similar because Hurricane Sandy was extremely destructive and Katrina was one of the 5 most deadly hurricanes.
How are they different?
They are different because They are different because Katrina was a category 5 hurricane and Sandy was a category 3 hurricane.
Impact on Human Life
People hopped in their cars and began to drive out of the state. Destroys many houses and causes floods in some areas. They also cause many different rain storms. We can also go in the upstairs area of our house if we have one. We could also prepare by going in a room of your house, lock the door, and then wait until the storm dissipates. Satelites and Radar help see hurricanes so that they can warn the people on the weather channel.