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OH NO, it’s a WILLY WILLY

OH NO, it’s a WILLY WILLY

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  1. OH NO, it’s a WILLY WILLY Preparing for the hurricane season By: Kasper Laursen

  2. How do they form? • Water heats and evaporates • Warm air rises and meets cold air • Clouds form • Winds pick up and start to spiral • As the winds pick up, the hurricane starts getting bigger and bigger, getting energy from the evaporated water

  3. Hurricane diagram

  4. Why do I need to prepare? Hurricanes, Typhoons, Willy Willies, maybe even spinny things. Whatever you want to call them, they’re dangerous and if you’re not prepared when they come, you can lose your home, pets, even a family member.

  5. Death Rates caused by hurricane related events

  6. How can I prepare? • Finding hurricane shelters near you • Emergency kit • To-go bag • Boarding up • Have a plan – Family, Community & Business

  7. Finding hurricane shelters near you • St Michael - Barbados Community College • Christ Church - Christ Church Parish Church • St Philip - St. Philip Primary • St George - St. George Parish Church • St. James - Greenwich Hall • St. Peter - Coleridge and Parry School • St. John - St. John's School • St. Thomas - Clifton Hill Moravian Church • St. Lucy - St. Lucy 's Parish Church • St. Joseph - Grantley Adams Memorial School • St. Andrew - St. Andrew’s Primary

  8. Emergency Kit • Canned foods and goods + Can opener • Battery powered radio • Bottled water and tap water in buckets and such • First aid kit & medicines • NOAA weather radio • Important documents and small bills in a sealed container • Fully charged cell phones and traditional phones (not wireless) • Flashlight

  9. Family plan • Locate a safe room for your family to meet • Have an out-of-state friend to contact • Determine escape routes from your house • Make a plan for what to do with your pets • Make sure everyone knows the emergency numbers • Check personal and house insurance • Take first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes

  10. To-go bag • Water • Non-perishable foods • First aid kit • Flashlight • Maps • Important documents such as proof residence, pictures of your family, insurance policies and tax records • Blankets and clothes

  11. Boarding Up • Have precut plywood for you’re windows • Put sandbags in front of the door

  12. Emergency Phone Numbers • Emergency – 911 • Police – 211 • Fire Department – 311 • Ambulance - 511

  13. Barbados Hurricane History • 1780 the great hurricane on Oct 10th & 11th killed 4,326 in Barbados.1831 a hurricane kills 1,5001887 in december a tropical storm hit with 45mph winds1887 Sept 12th a hurricane just north with 80mph winds1895 Oct 15th a hurricane just south hits with 110mph winds1898 Sept 10th 95mph hundreds killed 1916 Aug 13th an 85mph hurricane passes just north1955 Sept 22nd hurricane Janet hits with 120mph winds killing 35 people & damaging 1800 homes,20,000 homeless..1963 Sept 24th hurricane Edith just north with 95mph winds1979 hurricane David passes to the north Aug 29th with 140mph winds. Area had gusts to 75mph1980 Aug 4th hurricane Allen hit as a cat 3 with 125mph winds, causing heavy damage. The southern half of the eyewall passed over northern Barbados. Reports of roughly 6 Million dollars in damage. The passage of hurricane Allen destroyed 28 fishing vessels and damaged another 92.1995 hurricane Marilyn to north Sept 14th with 75mph winds minor damage . Barbados is brushed or hit by a hurricane every 3.05 years, but years between direct hits is 27.8 years