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Transcript of Hurricanes
Damage and Recovery
Hurricanes must form over an ocean 80 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer.
Winds flow outward above the storm allowing the air below to rise.
The air must cool off quickly the higher you go.
THE EYE OF A HURRICANE
Calmest part with light rain and wind
What is a
Types of Damage
lives are lost
Who Helps Hurricane
Red Cross Foundation
U.s. Department of Energy
What can the Red Cross Foundation
1,400 evacuation shelters
More than 68 million hot meals and snacks
Direct Assistance ( helped 1.4 million families get supplies)
By Mariel Zech, Kyra Winslow, and Rachel Finkel
In order to stay safe during one of these massive storms, you need to know how to evacuate, recover, and the science of it!
Hurricanes, the most powerful storms on Earth, are dangerous and destructive forces that people don't know enough about to be safe.
A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more.
Questions you may have
What Should you Bring with you when Evacuating?
RADIO: Stay tuned to The Weather Channel, National Weather Service, or CNN Weather for updates on the storm.
PHONE: You'll need to contact family, or 911 for an emergency.
FOOD/WATER: You need them to survive! Make sure to bring a lot.
FIRST-AID KIT: (band-aids, ice packs, wipes, ointment)
Batteries, flashlights, blankets, life jackets
Avoid disaster scams
Guides for re-building
WHEN IS HURRICANE SEASON?
Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June to the end of November.
Make sure to be careful when you plan a trip!
Do you want to know how much damage a hurricane can
Examples of damage it caused:
Think of how powerful these storms are.
Check Out These Pictures!
The eye of a hurricane is the center of the storm.
Where should you evacuate to?
Towns create shelters that are safe and anyone is welcome to stay in.
A rising of the sea as a result of wind and pressure changes.
Things that happen in a hurricane:
A sudden downpour that can destroy power-lines and cause trees/other objects to fall down.
When the tide rises and water with strong currents fills homes and spills into land.
A violent whirlwind with extremely strong winds.
How can you avoid these dangers?
What were some terrible hurricanes?
Powerful category 5 hurricane
Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana, Southern United States, Florida
Up to 175 miles per hour
High winds, tornadoes, 177,000 homeless
winds of 74-95 mph
winds of 96-110 mph
winds of 131-155 mph
winds of 155 mph+
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!
Extremely powerful and destructive.
October 22-November 5, 1998
Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras, Yucatán Peninsula, Florida
Up to 180 miles per hour
19,325 people dead/missing, floods, mudslides, destroyed homes, over 5 billion dollars worth
One of the worst hurricanes of all time
Eastern Canada, Greater Antilles, Eastern United States, Bahamas
Up to 116 miles per hour
285 deaths/missing people, most destructive of 2012 hurricane season, floods, wrecked houses/towns, falling trees
WHERE DO MOST HURRICANES OCCUR?
Florida, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and other places where the sea is at it's warmest. As you know, hurricanes only form when the sea is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer.
How do you know if you should evacuate or not?
The police will warn you if the hurricane will hit the location of your home hard and they will beg you to evacuate.
Listen to the radio and T.V to find out updates and information on the storm.
Helps get power back
U.S. Department of Energy
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WHAT IS STORM SURGE
Storm surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tide.
What could happen if you don't evacuate when the police warn you to?
If the hurricane is putting you in danger, police won't be there to help.
They will either be evacuated, sheltered, or recovered.
It is extremely likely you will die or get injured.
Police only demand you to evacuate if the hurricane will be severe and dangerous in your location.
In Hurricane Sandy, the Weston Public Schools was a shelter. Many people used it to stay safe and for wifi and electricity.
Find a friend or hotel whose location is safe from the hurricane and stay there.
All you have to do is simply evacuate your home and go to a safe place before the hurricane begins.
Did you know that all of those
pictures were from
Did you know that
were in one of the most powerful storms in history?
were part of the 8,000,000 people who lost power during the storm?
Hurricane Sandy wasn't too bad in Weston, but in other places...