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Transcript of Hurricanes
By Kristina, Renata, and Manar!
What is a Tropical Storm?
How Hurricanes Are Formed
Before the Storm
During the Storm
To prepare before the storm you have to:
Set an emergency kit
Know your surroundings
Secure your property
Make sure that trees and shrubs are safe
Find out how and when your going to secure your boat
Hurricanes are formed by hot air rising, and replacing cool air. Heavy air blows inward in a spiral, and as the speed of the rotating wind increases, it turns into a full hurricane.
A tropical storm is a storm that has high winds, heavy rain, and originates in the tropics. Some tropical storms are hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons.
When did Hurricane Katrina take place?
Hurricane Katrina took place on August 29, 2005, in between the hurricane season, which is June-December.
Where Did Hurricane Katrina Take Place?
Hurricane Katrina hit and took place in the Bahamas,Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, Missippi,Alabama and ect. Usually hurricanes take place in the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Ocean, Carribian Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
To prepare during the storm you have to:
Listen to the radio and TV for information
Secure your home and turn off utilities
Don't use your phone
Make sure that you have a supply of water; keep food safe
Stay inside and close all interior doors
Hide inside a small interior room
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Katrina was the top deadliest, and most expensive storm.
Who Was Affected?
How Hurricanes Are Named
Did you know that the name of the hurricane depends on the location that it started in?
Atlantic/Eastern Pacific Ocean-Hurricane
Western Pacific Ocean-Typhoon
The Measure of Hurricanes
Hurricanes are measured by the Saffir-Simpson scale:
100 out of 1000 people were displaced from their home in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Damage was more than $100 billion.
80% of the city was flooded.
Height of Storm Surge (m)
The eye of the storm is the calmest part of the storm; it's sunny.
Hurricanes are usually 800km in diameter, and 3km high.
A year and a half after Hurricane Katrina, 6 out of 9 hospitals, and more than half of the schools were still closed.
1600 people died only in Lousiana; 700 died in the Gulf Coast (Almost all of those drowned.)
The Coast Guard rescued 34 000 people in New Orleans alone.
Many people were hurt, had no where to go, were stranded, or were missing.
Lots of homes and businesses were damaged.
There was lots of food, water, and shelter needed, with 10 out of 1000 people needing food, water, and shelter.
It was nearly impossible to leave New Orleans, so poor people especially were left without care or place to go; they were stuck.
Hurricane Katrina stormed through most of the east coast also affecting other parts of the United States of America and a small part of Canada. Going at approximately 160km/h, which is a catagory F5 hurricane, it completely destroyed upper North America.
Thanks for listening!!!
(Credit: Precision Graphics)
Got at Sirs Discover
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Phelan, Glen. "The Eye of the Storm." National Geographic Explorer!. Sep 2012: 16+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 26 May 2013.
Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico. 2005. Photograph. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000346544>.
(And Tropical Storms)
and Hurricane Katrina
Hurricanes are the most powerful atmostpheric phenomena. Hurricane Katrina was an F5 hurricane that was very desasterious. Many scientists believe that climate change is causing more hurricanes to accur.