By: Travis Mueller / 2nd Period Science / James
How are hurricanes formed?
What are the classifications of hurricanes?
What are the strongest and weakest parts of a hurricane?
How do scientists predict and track hurricanes?
The Storm of 1900
Causes of Destruction
These swift, deadly and rapid moving waters can sweep you off your feet in a split second. One minute your wading across the street to reach the other side, and the next you are 100 yards downstream, struggling to keep your head above the vicious waters. During the Storm of 1900, currents caused the deaths of hundreds. Currents took houses, cars and people away; some never to be seen again.
Storm surges are when the ocean rises higher than usual and floods a city or town from the ocean. The huge floods reach depths of twenty feet and stretch one hundred miles. During the Storm of 1900 men, woman and children had to climb to the roofs of their houses just to escape being swept away by the mighty currents created by the storm surges.
The heavy winds of the Storm of 1900 were estimated to reach 160 miles per hour! Winds this strong can cause devastation to a house if it isn't sturdy enough. They also tore off the shingles of roofs and swung them at innocent people in the streets searching for loved ones.
How are scientists going to prevent this from happining again in Galveston?
Who was Isaac Monroe Cline and what was his role in the 1900 storm?
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