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  1. 1. HURRICANES Done By: Suneta and Sangeeta Samuel Caribbean Studies
  2. 2. WHAT IS A HURRICANE?  A Hurricane is an intense tropical storm with a central low-pressure area which carries high, gusty winds exceeding 117km/hr. Thunder, lightning, dark clouds and heavy rainfall are common features of a hurricane. 2
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  5. 5. NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF A HURRICANE  Disruptions of settlement- flooding, damaged infrastructure, roofs etc. 5
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  7. 7.  Loss of lives by drowning as well as by missiles blown by wind. 7
  8. 8.  Pollution and water contamination. 8
  9. 9.  Disruption in communication military lines, landslides, inundated roads 9
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  11. 11.  Social displacement: person have to seek shelter in schools and churches, schools sometimes have to close. 11
  12. 12.  Destabilize the economy through destruction of crops and farmlands in general, especially crops susceptible to strong winds such as bananas and other fruits, flooding of fields caused crops to rot, destruction of poultry, industry sugar cane, food shortage. 12
  13. 13. POSITIVE IMPACT OF A HURRICANE  Replenishes aquifer: breaks drought, increases domestic water supply  Region receives foreign exchange through increase remittances, donations towards reconstruction  Forces adherence to proper building code  Promote neighbourliness, unity and brotherhood as members of the community/society assist each other in recovery efforts and reconstruction 13
  14. 14.  Generates employment in construction industry as buildings have to be replaced and general reconstruction 14
  15. 15. Thank You for your time and attention! Hope this presentation was educational and helpful to you  I would like to thank Stephanie for helping get the videos and pictures for this presentation! 15