Hurricanes Step Up

Hurricane Hugo of September 9 ,1989.

Your Going To Learn ....

Hurricanes are very dangerous features of mother nature. They are not to be taken lightly. If you see a hurricane warning do not fool around or their might not be a great turn out. Hurricanes are categorized in many different ways. Another interesting thing about hurricanes is how they are formed.

How They Are Formed ...

Hurricanes are formed when warm and cold water keep changing places. Hurricanes have to be in contact with water at least 80 degrees farenheit. Hurricanes grow weaker as they hit solid land because their main power source is water. Hurricane season is from late May through December. As the weather grows colder, hurricanes grow weaker.

How They Are Categorized ...

   Hurricanes are categorized in many different ways.  Names for hurricanes switch genders every time there is a hurricane.  The names for hurricanes alternate in alphabetical order.  In Northwest parts of the Pacific Ocean hurricanes are referred to as typhoons.  Hurricanes are also categorized by wind speed.  Category one is 74-95 mph.  Category two is 96-110 mph; Category 3 is 111-130 mph; Category four is 131-155 mph and Category five is any hurricane greater than 155 mph. 

Hurricane HUGO

   One catastrophic hurricane was Hurricane Hugo.  Hugo happened September 9th, 1989.  Hugo changed from Category five to three to four to five, and was eventually categorized as number four.  Hugo killed 21 people and two times as many men were killed as women.  Hugo cost its victims approximately seven billion dollars.

YOU LEARNED ...

Hurricanes are fascinating forces of nature. Although a hurricane may not be categorized high, it may still be very dangerous. Hurricanes are more common on coastal areas that any other region. I hope readers find my passage helpful and it encourages them to want to learn more about hurricanes. I know I learned a lot and found the study of hurricanes very interesting.

BY: Weston Whitmire