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Transcript of Typhoons
Doris Wong Group Members Typhoons occur in the Pacific Ocean What is a typhoon? What causes a typhoon? Consequences of typhoons How do people respond to typhoons? References Warm patches of ocean in the Pacific evaporate and the rising hot air form cumulonimbus, or thunderclouds. The storm winds rotate around a low pressure, the eye, guided by the Earth’s rotation. It draws in more warm air and gains more energy. Then as speeds become faster, more damage is wreaked. As the storm passes over land or cooler oceans, it loses it source of energy and finally dissipates. Typhoon is a strong tropical cyclone in the northwest Pacific Ocean. They are powerful storms, which develop over water in the Earth's tropical regions. Their winds can reach up to 200 mph and have the ability to cause large-scale destruction. Typhoons are able to travel and affect a much larger area. 愛上巧克力 People can be killed, injured, or lost during typhoons. Flooding can cause people to drown, houses to be completely destroyed, property to be swept away, and farms to lose all of their crops to the winds and rains. Mudslides and power outages are also common problems. Food shortages, and limited access to major roads and cities can further complicate the problems caused by a typhoon. HUMANS Typhoons cause major flooding, which can drown animals and destroy their natural environments. When smaller animals and food supplies disappear or get killed, it affects larger animals because they can no longer find enough food. Domesticated animals suffer when man-made shelters collapse, when their human caretakers are unable to care for them, and when they are exposed for long periods of time to violent winds and rains. ANIMALS Plant life can easily be swept away by floods and severe winds. Even trees cannot withstand the huge force of a typhoon's strength completely. Excessive rain can cause plants to drown, and it also causes soil erosion. Mudslides often take plants down with them, ripping up their roots and killing the plant. PLANTS (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr "Typhoon." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Sept. 2012. Web. 23 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon>.
Shires, Quentin. "How to Cope With Typhoons." EHow. Demand Media, 11 Dec. 2010. Web. 23 Sept. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/how_7629539_cope-typhoons.html>.
Challoner, Jack. Hurricane & Tornado. New York: Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2000. Print. THE END
1. People stick tapes to protect the windows.
2. People shut off electricity, water and gas to their home before evacuating.
3. The government departments monitor the traffic in the air, on the sea and the road.
4. The public pay attention to the route of the typhoon and to allow sufficient time to back home.
5. The construction workers check the construction site safety.
6. The security guard pay attention to the surrounding facility for safety.