Hurry! There's a Hurricane Coming!
By: Sia Limaye
How do hurricanes form?
How do you prepare for a hurricane?
If you want to prepare for autumn (the time when hurricanes usually occur), follow these simple tasks. If you live near the coast of an ocean, then you should make sure that you know all of the evacuation routes. You should always have a handy first aid kit, just in case something unexpected happens. Having plenty of batteries and flashlights and non-perishable food can also be very helpful if the power goes off.
If you get a warning about an upcoming hurricane, you should follow these suggestions. If you live near a low area, leave as soon as possible. People that live on higher grounds, protect your windows with plywood boars or storm shutters. Stock up on gas and water, for later use, and have a supply of food for each member in your family or whoever lives in your house.
If you know that a hurricane is coming your way, follow these instructions. Pay attention to local weather reports on the radio, television, or the internet. Make sure you have the house boarded up, or the storm shutters are in its place. Have plenty of food and water. And most importantly, make sure you have a secure room to take shelter in if the storm hits.
If you are experiencing a storm at this moment, do the following. Calmly stay in you secure room and monitor the weather updates and civil service bulletins on NOAA or a regular radio. Stay away form the windows and be sure not to use any cellular device or candles.
What happens when a hurricane hits?
Strong winds are one way a hurricane can strike. They are one of the most common means of damage of destruction. They can lead to uproot trees, knocked down buildings and homes, sunk or grounded boats and flipped cars.
Another way a hurricane can cause a lot of damage is by heavy rainfall and flooding. This causes flash and long term flooding. These storms are known to drop three feet of rain in just two days. Flooding kills more people than the strong winds do.
Believe it or not, tornadoes actually happen, in hurricanes. They usually form within the eye of the storm. They occur in heavy rainfall, making them difficult to see. They are really damage and can cause a lot of serious damage to anything it touches.
Rip tides are also a sign of damage that a hurricane can cause. Strong sea currents push away from the shore as a strong storm is near. They are formed by strong winds that push the water towards the shore . They are usually the first sign of a nearby hurricane.