By: Anna Catherine
What is a Hurricane
A hurricane is a huge storm with wind speeds up to 200 miles per hour. The middle of the hurricane is called the "eye". The eye is the calmest part of the hurricane. Hurricanes can damage buildings, trees and cars. Evaporation from the sea water increases the hurricanes power. Hurricanes rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise the southern hemisphere because of the Earth's rotation on its axis.
how do hurricanes form?
Hurricanes only form over water that is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. The atmosphere must cool of very quickly the higher you go. The warm air cools as it moves upward and then new air becomes warm and moist and rises to as the warm air rises, surrounding air swirls to take its place and the water in the air forms clouds. The wind must be blowing the same direction and speed to force the air upward from the ocean surface.
what should you do during a hurricane?
During a hurricane you should stay away from windows and doors, they could break and hurt you. You should not open the refrigerator or freezer because you want the cold air to stay inside. Stay inside a closet or room without windows. Listen to your parents or safety authorities for safety instructions.
what should you do after a hurricane?
After a hurricane occurs do not go outside without a grownup. Don't go near any loose or dangling wires, they could electrocute you! Be sure to tell your parents if you smell gas. Do not drink water from a faucet or fountain unless your parents say its alright.