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  • 1. Hurricanes
    Gabby Beauford
  • 2. What are hurricanes ?
    Hurricanes are severe storms
    They are tropical storms containing heavy winds heat energy rain some may contain lighting and thunder.
    They can be very dangerous and deadly.
  • 3. Facts about Hurricanes
    Can have speeds up to 75- 200 mph WOW !!
    It can even last for a week !
    There is a part of the storm called the eye it has light wind and rain.
  • 4. How do hurricanes form ?
    They form over oceans 80 degrees or higher.
    The atmosphere must cool off very quickly the higher you go. Also, the wind must be blowing in the same direction and at the same speed to force air upward from the ocean surface. Winds flow outward above the storm allowing the air below to rise. Hurricanes typically form between 5 to 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator. I got my info from weather wiz.com
  • 5. What does a Hurricane look like
    It looks like a donut.
    It looks like a big thunderstorm and the sky is very gloomy during this.
  • 6. What it does
    A hurricane usually destroy everything in it’s path.
    A hurricane also usually floods an area
    A hurricanes and can kill people easily also damage cars and other things like buildings
  • 7. Hurricane Hugo
    Hurricane Hugo struck Charleston, South Carolina on September 21 as a category 4 storm. Hugo ranked as the eleventh most intense hurricane at time of landfall to strike U.S. this century and is rated as the second costliest hurricane with over $7 billion in damages. Hugo's storm surge was the highest ever recorded on the East Coast. It was estimated at 20 feet just north of Charleston. Hugo's 150 mile wide swath destroyed about one billion board feet of timber and resulted in major damage hundreds of miles inland. The total number of deaths associated with Hurricane Hugo is 82. I got my info from and www.spiritustimpitus.com and www.ustoday.com
    Happened in 1989 in South Carolina and charlotte NC
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