hurricanes

by: clay

what is a hurricane?

A hurricanes is a powerful storm system with a large low pressure center that produces intense winds and heavy rainfall.

how do hurricanes form?

Hurricanes form over a large mass of warm ocean waterduring the warm months. Air from surrounding areas with higher air pressure pushes in the low pressure area. Then that new air gets warm and moist and rises too. As the new air continues to rise the surrounding air swirls in to take its place. As the warm moist air rises and cools off the water and the air forms clouds. The whole system of clouds and winds spins and grows, fed by oceans heat and water evaporating from the from the surface.

how much destruction can a hurricane cause?

Hurricanes can cause billions of dollars worth of property damaged ever year to man made fixtures as well as natural surroundings such as trees and shrubbery. These storms can also change an areas landscape; results in hills, roads and trails to wash a way.

facts about hurricane katrina

Hurricane Katrina was the costly hurricane in history. It destroyed 80% of New Orleans and also flooded about 100,000 homes. Nearly 2,000 people were killed by hurricane Katrina.