Elena the Eliminator of Hurricanes

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How is a hurricane formed?

The "weather machine" is the term used to describe what creates weather. The "weather machine" uses energy from the sun, earth and the atmosphere to create weather. Sometimes this "weather machine" can creat huge storms that cause some sort of disaster/disasters, there for earning the right to be named.
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The four simple stages of hurricane formation

There are four very simple steps that are involved in the creation of a hurricane, the first stage of a hurricane is a tropical disturbance. A tropical disturbance is created when various storms come to get her and form one large storm. Stage two of hurricane development is when the tropical disturbance builds up some more power and becomes a tropical depression. Third stage is when this bad boy finally gets a name! The third stage of a developing hurricane is when the tropical depression finally gets classified as a tropical storm. After reaching this stage of development, meteorologists will give the storm a name using the Saffir-Simpson scale. The last stage of a developing hurricane is well... just that. The final stage is when the tropical storms winds reach over 75mph, now this tropical storm is finally a hurricane!

Congratulations! You have completed the tutorial for the creation of a hurricane.

Also by the way, not all storms become hurricanes. Some die out before they get the chance to be a hurricane. What the storm is called will vary depending on the region it has formed in. If it was formed in the Atlantic ocean and the eastern Pacific it will be called a hurricane, in the western Pacific they are usually called typhoons and if they form in the Indian ocean they are called cyclones.

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Tracking and preparing for a hurricane

Meteorologists track storms with satellite imiging and the weather data collected by the hurricane hunter air craft and crew. They then use this information to determine if the storm has become a hurricane. Meteorologists rate the strength of a hurricane based on wind speed. They use the Saffir-Simpson scale to categorize the hurricane into five different categories. The highest category hurricane is a category 5 storm. The higher the number the more damage the hurricane is likely to cause. This information helps people decide whether to board up their windows and stay home or to seek a safer shelter away from the coat. If a hurricane were to strike, then you would want to be ready for it. Have emergency supplies ready just in case.

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Summarizing Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 hurricane that devastated the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina ripped right into lake Ponchartrain and caused a large surge of water to sweep into New Orleans causing the levees to fail in 50 different places. Because no one was prepared for the levees to fail, New Orleans didn't have an evacuation plan so what happened is that 20,000 people ended up in the Louisiana Superdome without medical care, clean water or access to working toilets. New Orleans suffered $108 billion dollars in damage and 1,833 confirmed deaths. Now 10 years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the coast of the U.S. New Orleans is finally 80% re-built. People could be better prepared for hurricanes by always knowing if there is going to be a hurricane and by planing accordingly for what could happen. They could have emergency supplies in case something bad were to happen and they should have an evacuation plan ready just in case.