What is a Hurricane?
A hurricane is an intense, rotating oceanic weather system that possesses maximum sustained winds exceeding 119 km/hr (74 mph). It forms and intensifies over tropical oceanic regions.
Hurricanes are generally smaller than storms in mid-latitudes, typically about 500...
Hurricanes are the most deadly type of natural disaster. They affect cities near the ocean all over the world. This paper will discuss what hurricanes are, what the parts of a hurricane are, and how they are formed.
Hurricanes are large tropical storms with heavy winds. They must have winds of over...
Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are all extremely strong tropical storms. Tropical storms are storms that originate in tropics and have wind speeds 36-73 mph. Once it reaches tropical storm status, the storm is given a name, and tracked by radar. The storm continues to grow and gain energy...
Audience: Classmates and Instructor of Summer semester Communications class at Austin Peay University.
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of what a hurricane is, background information on some of the worst hurricanes in history and how...
Hurricanes A hurricane is one of the most severe storms areas in our country have to endure. They can easily damage millions of dollars of property and even kill anyone in their paths. A hurricane is a tropical low pressure area and has winds over 74 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour). Hurricanes...
Hurricane Hits England is a poem by Grace Nichols. The poem is about a powerful hurricane in England which reminded her of her native land as there were hurricanes there. The poem is also about living in two different cultures as the poet comes from the Caribbean but lives in England. Towards the end...
Hurricanes and their Effects on Buildings and Structures in the Caribbean
by Tony Gibbs, Director, CEP
Note: This paper was presented at the USAID/OAS PGDM building inspector training workshop, held in Antigua in January 2001. The figures referenced in this document can be viewed by selecting the individual...
Hello my name is Stephen. I would like to welcome you here today for this meeting. Today we will be discussing the safest and most efficient ways to prepare for a hurricane in the greater New Orleans area. We will also discuss materials that might be useful or may assist...
Hurricane Lab #1: Tracking Hurricanes
2. a) Why are hurricanes called tropical cyclones and not equatorial cyclones?
Hurricanes are called tropical cyclones and not equatorial cyclones because only tropical cyclones that form over the Atlantic Ocean or eastern Pacific Ocean are called “hurricanes”...
A hurricane is a type of cyclone. A hurricane is an organized collection of thunderstorms that pumps in the air near the earth’s surface and exhaust it out to the top. Hurricanes are tropical storms that are formed in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico,...
Running Head: HURRICANES: THE 21ST CENTURY’S NEW THREAT?
Hurricanes: The 21st Century’s New Threat? Paul Greene Brian Wiseman Amy T. Swindell Oklahoma Wesleyan University Adult & Graduate Studies BMB014
Running Head: HURRICANES: THE 21ST CENTURY’S NEW THREAT? Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS...
language towards Carter, “Nail your black ass down” appeals to the audience sense of fairness. When Carter is placed in jail for the third time, “The Hurricane” song by Bob Dylan, is played in the background. Dylan used phrases and words which represent Carter as a victim so that the outside world thinks...
* The outline of hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy was formed on October 22 and dissipated on October 31. Its highest winds throughout all the date was 110mph (175km/h) and the lowest pressure was 940hPa. The number of fatalities was 253 in all, and all...
22 April 2011
The Hurricane called The Great Bhola Cyclone that occurred on November 12, 1970 was incredibly violent and horrific in nature, causing 300,000-500,000 deaths; this was one of the most deadly natural disasters that have occurred in recent history. This storm occurred...
12 - HURRICANE HAZARDS
A. HURRICANE: THE PHENOMENON
B. HISTORICAL OCCURRENCE AND IMPACT ON THE AMERICAS: HURRICANE GILBERT
C. RISK ASSESSMENT AND DISASTER MITIGATION
D. COPING WITH HURRICANES IN SMALL TOWNS AND VILLAGES
SUMMARYThis chapter describes the nature of hurricanes and their...
Hurricane Debbie was the most powerful cyclone on record to strike Ireland in September. The fourth named storm of the 1961 Atlantic hurricane season, Debbie originated from a well-defined tropical disturbance that was first identified in late August over Central Africa. Tracking generally westward,...
Effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans
The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were long-lasting. As the center of Katrina passed east of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, winds downtown were in the Category 3 range with frequent intense gusts and tidal surge. Hurricane force winds were...
Hurricane Hugo It was known as the most damaging hurricane in the century at the time, before Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina. Hugo first formed as a tropical depression off the coast of Africa on the 9th of September then moving westward to the east of Caribbean as a Category 4 hurricane, its...
should be able to:
• Define the term “hurricane”
• List three categories of a hurricane.
• Tell how a hurricane is formed
• State how a hurricane is measured and name a scale which is used.
• Define the structure of a hurricane
• Explain the effects and impacts...
Hurricanes can cause damage that can last a life time. For example, Hurricane Katrina has affected hundreds of families till death with the loss of their loved ones. On the other hand when someone hears the word hurricane in Florida he or she immediately turns on the television or radio to...
A hurricane is a storm that can spread up to 600 miles and have very strong winds
That move in a spiral motion inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. Each
hurricane usually lasts for over a week, moving 10-20 miles per hour over the ocean.
Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with...
with her natural disasters, specifically hurricanes. Hurricanes are mother natures most powerful force. A hurricane is a beautiful and delicate force of nature. However, it does not compare to the effects it can have on the environment and society.
Hurricanes are a wonderful creations from mother nature...
crushed, roofs gone, thousands of people without power, cars damaged, people dieing. Hurricane Charley was perhaps one of most devastating events that I have ever experienced, in my entire life. The next morning after hurricane Charley hit, we drove outside and saw the devastating remains that Charley left...
explain the effects and happenings of the hurricane sandy. In my report I will be explaining how big sandy was, how many people she affected and heaps more. The aim of this report will be to give you more unknown information on Sandy. For my report I have chosen hurricane Sandy, Sandy was a big hit. When Sandy...
English 100 #3221
17 May 2007
A hurricane is one of the most severe storms the country has to endure. A hurricane can easily damage millions of dollars of property and even kill anyone in their paths. A hurricane is a local name for tropical cyclones in the Caribbean, Nnorth Atlantic...
By Jarry Ahmad
Hurricanes are very dangerous and catastrophic storms. They are caused when warm, moist air over the ocean rises up from near the surface and creates low air pressure above the water. The high air pressure from the surrounding areas fills in where the low air pressure...
The historical event of Hurricane Katrina, a category three hurricane with winds ranging from 111-130 mph, in August 2005 revealed major structural failures in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all structural failures are as catastrophic, the breeched levees led to loss...
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic tropical
cyclones in history. Hurricane Katrina occured during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. As
one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States...
Scientific Explanation: Hurricanes
A. Hurricanes depend on two things to start them and to survive. They are moist air and heat. In the late summer, there are tons of these two fuels in the tropical waters. The surface of the sea should be about 80˚F or above. Because of this, water quickly evaporates...
Hurricane Katrina: Extreme Video
Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last 100 years. With sustained winds during landfall of 125 mph (110 kts)the category of the hurricane was a number 1category. An estimated...