Hurricane Katrina 2005
What is a Hurricane?
Now if you look to your left you will see a picture of an house on top of an upside down truck. This picture is just one of many pictures that show the destruction that hurricane Katrina caused.
Formation of a Hurricane
If you look to the right you can see a picture of step on how a hurricane forms. This picture to the right shows you how a hurricane forms.
Categorizing a Hurricane
Category 1 74-95 mph
Category 2 96-110 mph
Category 3 111-129 mph
Category 4 130-156 mph
Category 5 157 or higher mph.
So 160 mph would be category 5 because it's higher then 157 mph which is the lowest wind speed a category 5 hurricane can have.
If you look to the left you will see a satellite picture of Hurricane Katrina. This picture is of when Katrina was moving though the Gulf of Mexico.
All About Naming a Hurricane
Now I think it's time to tell you about how hurricanes are named. Well they have six lists of names. Each year they use one of the lists. Every six years they start back with the first list. Also if a storm is really bad like say Katrina, was then they take that name off the list and add a new one. The lists go in alphabetic order so the first hurricane of the years name will start with an A and so on.
If you look to the right you will see a picture of what looks like a lake but look again though's are roofs and and that is not a lake that is flooding from Hurricane Katrina. This picture is one of many of the flooding that Katrina caused. If you look hard at this you can tell the flooding is up to the roof now this is very deep and this was a very destructive storm.
So I hope that this was a very helpful and informative article. I also hope that this article has helped you realize how destructive and dangerous hurricanes can be. Also if a hurricane is coming be safe, and get out of the hurricanes way.