MEDC Tropical Storm Case Study Revision. Hurricane Floyd, USA, 1999. What do you need to revise?. (1) Where? When? What happened? (2) What were the Human, Economic & Environmental effects of the hurricane? (3) What had been put in place to lessen the impacts of the hurricane?.
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Hurricane Floyd, USA, 1999
(1) Where? When? What happened?
(2) What were the Human, Economic & Environmental effects of the hurricane?
(3) What had been put in place to lessen the impacts of the hurricane?
Satellite image of Hurricane Floyd, source : eobglossary.gsfc.nasa.gov/Study/FloydIntro/
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a free guide with tips on how to protect yourselves, homes and businesses against hurricanes.
-Many windows and doors are covered with wood and nailed down
-Some have storm shutters and shatter-resistant windows
-All hurricane prone states have building codes, not everyone follows this though!
-In some US states the government is limiting the building of new developments in high risk coastal and river plain locations.