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Elizabeth Harris

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Transcript of Hurricanes

What is a Hurricane?
A Hurricane is a tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour.
How are hurricanes formed?
When do Hurricanes occur?
Where do Hurricanes occur ?
Hurricanes are found commonly in Pacific oceans or Atlantic oceans. Only one hurricane storm has ever occurred in the South Atlantic.
What causes a hurricane?
What can Hurricanes cause?
Over the sea, hurricanes cause sea level rises and the sea level rises several meters. This rise in water level causes massive waves to hit the shores near the storm. Overland, the hurricanes do a lot of damage, with powerful winds blasting the landscape. Heavy rains from hurricanes clouds also cause flooding.
The air over the warm water heats up and rises, leaving behind a center of low pressure. This is called the eye of the storm. As the warm mist air rises, it pulls other air into the storm behind it, and the whole system begins to spin. When hurricanes hit, their extreme winds can tear down whole buildings and rip out trees.
What was the Greatest Hurricanes in the world?
The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was the deadliest hurricane to ever hit the United States and caused between 8000 and 12000 deaths. The storm reached the Texas coast south of Galveston on September 8 as a Category 4 hurricane with a storm surge of 8 to 15 feet.
What are the effects of a Hurricane?
By Erin & Raquel
Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans near the equator. As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere.
Hurricanes occur when the oceans have been warmed during summer months, in the North Atlantic. Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30.
Winds in a Hurricane can reach up to 200 miles per hour. This can also damage houses, towns and cities if they are close to where the hurricane has hit. Hurricanes can also cause many deaths.
Other Hurricanes that have Hit?
Map of Hurricanes!
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