Today we will cover:
What is a hurricane?
Hurricanes are powerful storms
that grow in size over tropical seas.
Each hurricane usually
lasts for over a week.
Sometimes these storms
lose their power
before they reach land,
but when they do not
they can kill large numbers
of people and cause widespread
warmer. The wind must be blowing in the same direction
and at the same speed to force air upward from the ocean
How do hurricanes form?
When does hurricane season start?
The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30,
but most hurricanes occur during the fall months.
The Eastern Pacific hurricane season is from May 15
to November 30.
Hurricanes form over really warm ocean water of 80°F or
Hurricane Safety Tips
Before a hurricane: Make sure you know where all the evacuation routes are and have enough supplies to last for at least three days. Prepare a disaster supplies kit. Have some cash as well.
After a hurricane: Check for injured or trapped people, without putting yourself in danger. Watch out for flooding which can happen after a hurricane.
During a hurricane: Stay indoors and go to a shelter. Stay away from flood prone areas.
Effects of hurricanes
Floods - Hurricanes carry a lot of rains
Winds - Houses, cars, farms, and many other structures are blown away
impact individuals, homes, and communities, heavy loss of lives, destroys vegetation, the water can become polluted, diseases and infection can be easily spread
Storm Surge - destroy structures and items very close to the shore
Global Warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to effect of greenhouse gases
It threatens the planet by triggering earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches and volcanic eruptions. Melting glaciers will set off avalanches, floods and mud flows.