Run away it's Hurricane Katrina

By Anna Carr Period 3


As you can see at 5pm on 8/25/2004 Katrina became a hurricane.At 7pm Katrina hits landfall. At 1am on 8/26/2004 Katrina downgraded to a tropical storm. At 11am on 8/30/2004 it hits its last advisory.

Hurricane Katrina

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

This is when and where Katrina happened.

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst hurricanes ever to strike earth. In 1833 people died in Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane that means that they are tropical cyclones that reach Category 5 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. They are by definition the strongest hurricanes that can form on planet Earth.

The process of a hurricane being born

Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water of 80°F or warmer. The atmosphere (the air) must cool off very quickly the higher you go. Also, the wind must be blowing in the same direction and at the same speed to force air upward from the ocean surface. Winds flow outward above the storm allowing the air below to rise. Hurricanes typically form between 5 to 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator. The Coriolos Force is needed to create the spin in the hurricane and it becomes too weak near the equator, so hurricanes can never form there.
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Weather Machine

A Weather Machine is a lumino-kinetic bronze sculpture and columnar machine that serves as a weather beacon, displaying a weather prediction each day at noon.
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Is a hurricane a storm.

A hurricane is a huge storm! It can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph.

How to be prepared for a hurricane

Pre-Season Preparation:

  • 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

Meteorologist uses a combination of radar, satellite, lightning detection, and surface observations including volunteer spotter reports for detecting and tracking severe weather.

Name of a storm

In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet

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.