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Hurricane Safety

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Audra Ketchem

on 29 April 2010

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Hurricane Safety Hurricane Warning System Different warnings and their meanings

Small craft warning- Issued when there is a storm within only a few hundred miles of the coast
Gale Warning- Issued when there are winds moving at a speed of 38 to 54 miles per hour. When it reaches 39 miles per hour it is given a name.
Tropical storm warning- Issued when winds are traveling at a speed of 55 to 74 miles per hour
Hurricane watch- Issued when winds are above 74 miles per hour. There is a possible threat for a hurricane hitting land.
Hurricane warning- Issued when winds are above 74 miles per hour. The hurricane is expected to hit land
Guidlines to Survival Fun stuff to do During a Hurricane

After taking safety precautions, you will be stuck at home. You will have some good time to spend time with your family. You can play board games. You can do crafts with your children to keep them busy. You can sit down, relax, and read a book. You can get out some movies and watch them. You can tell scary stories, and even play charades, and just spend some fun quiality time with your family. What to do before a Hurricane

Make plans to keep your property secured
Permanent storm shutters will give you the best protection for your windows
Or you can board up your windows with marine plywood
to reduce roof damage install more clips or straps to keep your roof fastened to the frame structure securely
trim trees and shrubs around your house
make sure to clear out rain gutters and downspouts that are clogged
If you have a boat, decide where and how your going to secure it
consider building a room that you will be safe or safer in
Percautions to take after the Hurricane ends

Only return home when you know its safe from the authorities. Be careful of water on the roads, and avoid debris in the water. Dress smartly and wear gloves, saftey glasses, proctective shoes, heavy clothing, and a mask. Use battery powered lights such as flashlights and lanterns. Make sure your tap water is safe to drink and use, and be careful entering your house or any buildings. Be careful of loose or dangling power lines, listen to the radio and news, and drive carefully. Hurricane Safety
Nuccitelli, Dana. Cyclone Catarina from the ISS. 2008. Photograph. Environmental and Climate Science. Where is the major base of activity for a hurricanes's warning system?
The National Hurricane Center (Miami, Flordia) Miami Museum of Science. "Warning." Miami Science Museum. 2000. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <http://miamisci.org/hurricane/warning.html>.


1.) Hurricanes are rated by wind speeds in categories:

Category 1 = 74-95mph

Category 2 = 96-110mph

Category 3 = 111-130mph

Category 4 = 131-155mph

Category 5 = 156+ mph
Prepare a 72 hour survival Kit
complete with food, clean clothing, and water
-Hurricane Watch gives you 36 hours to prepare and take shelter
-Hurricane WARNINGS only provide you with 24 hours
-Know local news and radio channels for hurricane updates
-Wait for the Official "All Clear" to exit your shelter Montgomery, Cliff. "Hurricane Survival - How to Survive a Hurricane." Http://www.secretsofsurvival.com/survival/hurricane.html. Http://www.secretsofsurvival.com/survival/hurricane.html, 20 Feb. 2008. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <http://www.secretsofsurvival.com/survival/hurricane.html>. Catagories of Hurricanes by Wind Strength ACWriter101. "Fun Things to Do During a Hurricane." Http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/272287/fun_things_to_do_during_a_hurricane.html?cat=25. ACWriter101, 11 June 2007. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. <http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/272287/fun_things_to_do_during_a_hurricane.html?cat=25>. Nwf Daily News. "Tips on What to Do during a Hurricane." Tips on What to Do during a Hurricane. Nwf Daily News, 21 Aug. 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. <http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/storm-10468-power-lines.html>.
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