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Research Project Student Name. Hurricanes. What is a Hurricane?. Considered a Tropical Cyclone Originates over ocean water Temperature is at least 26.5C Grows in height due to unstable cool air Upper atmosphere above storm is high pressure area. How Are Hurricanes Named?.

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Research Project

Student Name

Hurricanes


Social Studies

What is a Hurricane?

  • Considered a Tropical Cyclone

  • Originates over ocean water

  • Temperature is at least 26.5C

  • Grows in height due to unstable cool air

  • Upper atmosphere above storm is high pressure area


Social Studies

How Are Hurricanes Named?

  • Based on region of world where storm occurs

    • Hurricanes occur in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Oceans

    • Typhoons occur in western North Pacific Ocean or Philippines

    • Cyclones occur in Indian and South Pacific Oceans

  • Tropical Prediction Center

    • List of names predicted in 1953

    • Alphabetical order

    • Alternate from male and female names


Social Studies

Types of Damage


  • With plenty of notice:

    • Board up your windows

    • Make sure all appliances are off

    • Only pack what you will absolutely need

    • Include some toiletries and other necessities

  • Remember your pets!

Social Studies

What Else Should you consider?


Social Studies

What Can You Do?

  • If evacuating:

    • Heed the warning!

    • Plan where to go, e.g., friend’s home, motel, designated shelter, etc.

    • Bring supply kit

    • Bring contact information

    • Bring road map

    • Don’t drive in or over standing water

  • Supply Kit should include:

    • First aid kit and necessary medications

    • Canned food and manual can opener

    • Lots of bottled water

    • Battery-powered radio and flashlights

    • Blankets and sleeping bags for warmth

    • Protective clothing


Information or Resources

Links:

www.nhc.nooa.gov

www.ns.ec.gc.ca

www.fema.gov/kids/hurr.htm

www.hurricanes.net

www.redcross.org


Social Studies

5 Most Intense Atlantic Hurricanes


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