What is a Hurricane?
A hurricane is a type of a tropical storm that can last for over a week, they start over open ocean and then move onto land and destroy everything surrounding it.
How is a Hurricane formed?
A Hurricane is formed from warm ocean water that is 80F, evaporating and turning into a cloud which then gets pushed by wind, and keeps getting bigger and bigger, the Hurricane also needs the Coriolis Affect to rotate the clouds and low pressure.
Hurricane Iris 2001
Iris was a very damaging storm, it was in Belize and killed 31. The property damage in cost was $250 million dollars. It was a category 4 hurricane. Most of the cost from damage was destroyed houses. It went through Windward Islands, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and Eastern Mexico.
Hurricane Pierce 1938
Hurricane Pierce killed 564 people. It destroyed $306 million in property damage. Pierce was category 5. Went through the Bahamas, New Jersey, New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Southwestern Quebec.
Impact On Human Life
A way for us to prepare is to build up the banks of the houses so they aren't flooded with water, raise your house above the ground with plywood, have an evacuation plan so when the warning happens you can leave the area. A way to find the warning for the hurricane before it happens is to look at the national and local weather radars.