hurricanes along the coast

definition

hurricanes

hurricanes are tropical cyclones or severe tropical storms that form in warmer areas closer to the equator.

causes

  • hurricanes hit the coast because they tend to move toward west- northwest after they form in the tropical and sub-tropical latitudes.
  • a source of warm air is needed
  • also a source of warm water

effects

  • property damage/loss
  • flooding
  • strong winds
  • destroys habitat
  • erosion

Locations where the effects of this weather phenomenon

Closer to the equator St Croix- Hugo New Jersey- Sandy

How your topic relates to VA Beach

Virginia is on the coastline so it is directly affected by by hurricanes with high winds and coastal erosion.
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