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Transcript of Hurricanes II
They are named after the
Mayan god Hurikan who was the
god of wind and evil spirits.
Hurricanes are a violent
type of tropical storm.
Thank you for
Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
How to prepare if a hurricane is
going to occur:
Try to store as much food and supplies as you can in case you are stranded for a long time.
Prepare your vehicle with a full tank in case of evacuation.
Easy-to-make food, water for three days,
first aid kit, extra batteries, a radio, cell
phone with charger, multi purpose tools such as Swiss Army knives, some money,
a lighter, a torch or a flashlight, clothes for
cold weather, rain wear, normal clothes,
insect repellent and sunscreen.
Supplies needed :
Some destructive storms.....
The 1970 Bhola cyclone which was as strong as a Category 3 hurricane, occured in India and struck Bangladesh and West Bengal, killing around 500,000 people.
Anatomy of a hurricane:
At the center of the hurricane is the eye of the storm. It is surrounded by a very violent part called the eye wall. The eye is usually very calm and is typically 30 - 65 km in diameter but if the eye is facing the sea, the water will be very violent.
Hurricane Mitch, a Category 5 hurricane which occurred in Central America took around 19, 325 lives and damaged
property worth $8.56 billion.