What is a hurricane? It’s a low pressure tropical storm that forms over warm ocean water. A hurricane is known as one of the most strongest storms. A hurricane has winds at 74 mph or higher. A hurricane has 5 different categories from weak to strong. It is a storm that can cause a lot of damage.
How is a hurricane formed? Hurricanes form when winds around low pressure rotate counter clockwise. Hurricanes start as tropical storms. The winds of a hurricane form north of the equator going counter clockwise. A hurricane forms off high speed winds. When a hurricane is forming a group of thunderstorms start it off.
What a hurricane does? A hurricane destroys crops, demolishes buildings, and kills people and animals. Hurricanes can cause flash floods. Hurricanes can also cause sickness. A hurricane destroys anything in sight. It brings in dirty water from other places.
Hurricane Hugo Hurricane Hugo was formed on September 9, 1989. It came to South Carolina on September 22, 1989. This hurricane killed 109 people and about 100,000 were homeless. The damages were worth at least $10 million. Hurricane Hugo was very strong because it was a category 5 hurricane.
What a hurricane looks like A hurricane looks swirly with a hole in the middle. It looks like a big flood. It also looks like a donut. The middle of a hurricane is called the eye and is the calmest part of a hurricane. A hurricane is about 300 miles wide.