Hurricanes: The Tropical Problem

By: Camden McMillan & Peyton Bennett

What Is It?

It is a storm with a violent wind, inparticular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean

To the right is a picture of hurricane Ivan ->

What Causes It?

It starts to form when sun rays heat tropical waters to a minimum of 82*F, the hotter the water gets, the more severe the hurricane is

What are the effects?

Hurricanes can cause various things. For example they cause heavy rainfall, storm surges, high winds, riptides, and a lot of damage.

What are the warning signs?

The first thing you see before a hurricane comes is that the water begins to rise, then you begin to feel strong wind gusts, and lastly the water begins to feel warmer

How is it measured?

it is measured on the Saffir-Simpson scale with categories 1-5. 1 is the slowest winds, while 5 is the fastest winds

Technological advances

In todays time we are fortunate enough to have satellites that can track storm systems. Satellites can track hurricanes and can tell when they will hit a piece of land.