Hurricane

How Does a Hurricane Form?

Wind speeds are needed to be 74 mph or higher and ocean water has to be 80°F or higher. The Coriolis Force (a force that deflects moving objects to one side) to create a spin in the hurricane

Historical Examples

Hurricane Katrina

  • Wind Speeds: 175 mph
  • Missing People: 705 missing people
  • Deaths: 986 deaths
  • Cost to Repair Damages: $108 billion
  • Location: US
  • Time Period: 2010
  • Injured: Over 400,000
After Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Okeechobee

  • Time Period: September 6th, 1928
  • Deaths: Over 3,000 deaths
  • Damages: $100 million
  • Injured: 1,849 people

What People Can Do To Prepare

Have a...

  • Supply kit
  • Radio
  • Flashlights
  • Candles
  • Rain Jackets
  • Tarps
  • Blankets
  • Bottled Water
  • Canned Food
  • Medications
  • Safety Route
  • Plan to leave the area
  • Secure loose objects outside
  • Shutters or Boards

Sources

  • http://www.thedatacenter.com/
  • weatherwizkids.com
  • eo.ucar.edu/kids
  • http://www.datacenterresearch.org/

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