Hurricane Hazel of 1954
All about Hurricanes
Hurricanes are natural disasters that collect heat and energy from the ocean. They can have sustained winds to about 75 mph. They are the strongest from May 15th to November 30th, this is known as hurricane season. Hurricanes maintain their strength by keeping wind speed and latitude. Hurricanes have gust of wind that are basically their highest wind speed. The difference between a hurricane and a typhoon is simply geography. Typhoons occur in Japan near the pacific ocean where as hurricanes are more near gulfs.
Categorization and Nameing of Hurricanes
Hurricanes are categorized by the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The scale can go from one to five. Above three they are considered highly dangerous. From 1950 to 1952 the list of names consisted of only girls names because "they are moody and unpredictable," but later the list was changed to both boys and girls. There is a list of six names from almost every letter in the alphabet that alternate each year.
Hazel cost the U.S.A over three hundred million dollars. Hazel killed a estimated ninety-five deaths in America, one hundred in Canada, and four hundred to one thousand in Haiti. Hazel traveled through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Hazel was the first spotted east of the Wind Ward Islands on October 5th. Reaching a category four out of five when hitting land. Hazel was able to get one-hundred thirty to one-hundred fifty mph gusts of wind near, Myrtle Beach and Cape Fear.
Hurricanes are dangerous and very unpredictable. Hazel is a hurricane some will never forget, whether you lost some one in it or experienced it yourself. I hope you enjoyed this article about hurricane Hazel. Take precaution in every natural disaster.
Article by- Skylar Porter
This image is not of hurricane Hazel, but it shows how big and dangerous they really are.
This picture is of army men helping clean up the damage.
This is a picture of the flooding that Hazel caused.