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A disaster caused by water.

Nataly Vera

on 27 May 2014

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Transcript of Hurricanes

What is the source of energy for all tropical cyclones?
What is the relationship among hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones?
What are the three weather conditions under which a tropical cyclone usually develops?

Tropical cyclones, also known as hurricanes and typhoons, are powerful storms that sometimes cause flooding, wind damage and lighting strikes. They form over warm tropical waters and affect the United States usually during the late summer and early autumn

Tropical depression , tropical storm , and a hurricane.

What are the three parts of a hurricane?
A hurricane was described as a 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. What does this mean?
La plus grand organs
Hurricane San Ciriaco 1899 est l'ouragan le plus grand et le plus long de tous les temps, il a duré 27,7 jours
Describe the three stages of development of a tropical cyclone. Include the wind speed in your description.
Hurricanes are tropical cyclones that form in warm waters near the equator. Typhoons are a tropical storm that forms in the west Pacific and Indian Ocean. A hurricane is a tropical storm at one point then gains speed and turns into a hurricane.

The source of energy for all tropical cyclones is the heat contained in ocean waters that are warm. When combined with simple thunderstorms, tropical cyclones are formed. Tropical cyclones are also known as hurricanes.

The Eye is the center. It is the calm part of the storm, and its also on top of the hurricane.

Eye Wall is around the eye. This part has the strongest winds and rains. The winds may blow 200 miles per hour.

Rain Bands are the clouds that spin out and make the storm bigger.
When its at 4 its a major hurricane, that means catastrophic damage will occur.
What is the diameter of a typical hurricane? What is the diameter of the eye of a typical hurricane?
A typical hurricane is about 300 miles across while a typical hurricane eye is 20 to 40 miles across.
When and where was the worst hurricane in the United States? How many people died in that hurricane?
The worst hurricane in U.S. history struck Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900. At least 1,833 people died in the hurricane

When and where was the worst hurricane in the world? How many people died in that hurricane?
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