Run away it's Hurricane Katrina
By Anna Carr Period 3
Tuesday, Aug. 23rd 2005 at 6:15am to Wednesday, Aug. 31st 2005 at 8:15am
New Orleans,Morgan City, Louisiana, to Biloxi, Mississippi, to Mobile, Alabama
The process of a hurricane being born
Is a hurricane a storm.
How to be prepared for a hurricane
- Enter the season prepared.
- Know all evacuation routes if you live close to the coast.
- Make sure your home meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes, and they have storm shutters.
- Have proper tools, supplies, and a first aid kit.
- Have plenty of batteries and flashlights
- Always have plenty of non-perishable foods on hand
Before the 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
During the Hurricane:
- Stay in Secure Room.
- Stay away from windows.
- Do not use the phone, or candles.
- Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on either regular or NOAA radio.
- Have supplies on hand.
- Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.
After the Hurricane:
- Make sure that all is definitely clear outside, and the storm has completely passed before going out.
- Report downed power lines, and stay away from them.
- Use stored water and food.
- Be patient. Things will take a while before they get back to normal.
How do meteorologist track hurricanes
The strength of a hurricane
When categorizing hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons scientists had to find a way to identify the different Categorys of intensity in regards to damage and severity. Based upon the maximum wind speeds and storm surge, a hurricane scale was created, which ranges from Category One to Category Five. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale was created to monitor and categorize the intensities of hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons.