Hurricane Frances

What is a hurricane

A hurricane is a powerful storm that forms when water is above a certain degrees. The wind must be going the same direction and the same speed to force air upward from the ocean surface. A hurricane destroys homes and buildings. It also develops floods and it sometimes will flood most of a town or city. Did you know that the hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th? Most of the hurricanes are in the fall. Hurricanes will destroy anything in its path.

The hurricane that I am studying is Frances. Hurricane Frances developed on August 25, 2004. Hurricane Frances made landfall on September 5th at midnight. Hurricane Frances was a category 2 with winds of 105 mph. It made landfall in Stuart, Florida, and across the Florida Peninsula. It became a Tropical storm as it entered into the Gulf of Mexico.

Damages Frances Made

Hurricane Frances made a lot of damages. 90% of the damages Frances made was in Florida. Frances destroyed houses, buildings, and killed 8 people, 7 in the United States and 1 in the Bahamas. It cost 12 billion dollars for the damages Frances made.

Hurricane Frances destroyed big buildings and it pulled houses out of the ground. The roads were horrible because they were sinking into the ground. Some roads were being pulled out of the ground and moving to a different location. Hurricane Frances made bridges collapse. The wind speeds during Frances were high. Did you know that there is a wind scale that tells you what category each hurricane is? The scale goes 1-5, one is 74-95, two is 96-100 mph, three is 111-130 mph, four is 131-155 mph, and five is higher than 155 mph.

As you can see Hurricane Frances was a bad hurricane. I wish those 8 people would not of died. This was a horrible hurricane that caused a lot of damages and a lot of memories that will never be forgotten.

By Jonathan Ray