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Hurricane brochure

How is a hurricane formed?

What is meant by the term " weather machine ?"

It takes energy from the sun and it turns it into wind and it forms weather. The storms can be really powerful.

The process of a hurricane being born ?

Step:1 various come together forming a tropical storms.

Step:2 disturbance grows into a tropical disturbance.

Step:3 then the depression then becomes a tropical storm.

Step:4 storm becomes a tropical cyclone or hurricanes.

In each step the wind speed increases when the storm sucks in air and moisture.

Do all storms become hurricanes ?

No only the tropical storms become hurricanes.

Does the name depend on where it is ?

No, they just use the letters in the alphabet list of male and female names.

Tracking and preparing for a hurricane.

How do meteorologists track a storm?

Meteorologists track the storms by using a satellite image and data from the flight crews to decide when the storm will become a hurricane.

How do they know the strength ?

Remember storms need warm ocean water to keep them going once they hit land or cool water they die down. So if you live where there's a lot of warm ocean water your domed. But if you don't than your pretty safe.

What are steps to prepare for a hurricane?

  • Be ready to put your plan and preparation into action.
  • Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.
  • Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.
  • Have plenty of food and water.
  • Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.
  • Have a secure room available.

What happened during hurricane Sandy ?

Damages of hurricane Sandy?

  • About $75 billion of damages ( second - costliest hurricane in US history ).
  • It flooded streets, houses, schools, Stores, Subway and also Church.
  • Its storm surge hit New York City on October 22 flooding streets tunnels and cutting off power lines .

When and Where was hurricane Sandy ?

  • October 22-November 1,2012.
  • In the United States it effected Great Antilles, Easter United States , Bermuda, Bahamas,Eastern Canada.

How to better prepare for a hurricane ?

  • get a sleeping bag, clean clothes , food , water.
  • dry wood , matches, flashlights, battery , walky talky .
  • soap, medical thing , shelter.