Natural Disasters:Hurricane irene

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Natural Disasters:Hurricane irene

  1. 1. Estrella Gallego Marta Heredia 4º A
  2. 2. IndexIntroductionDescriptionConsequencesPreparationsVideoBibliography
  3. 3. IntroductionIt took place in Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Hispanola, Eastern USA, Eastern Canada and Europe.It started on 18th August 2011 and it finish 10 days later, on the 28th August 2011.The damages were more than 16.6 billions dollars (equal to 7 millions euros).
  4. 4. DescriptionThe winds reached almost 120 mph (195 kilometres per hour).The lower pressure that the hurricane reached was 942 mbar (hPa); 27.82 inHg.It was created by a tropical wave and it became to a tropical storm.On 24th August was the day when the hurricane was stronger.
  5. 5. ConsequencesThe hurricane caused 51 deaths, 49 directly from the hurricane and 2 of them not directly.During its way Irene caused general damages.Irene wasn’t only a storm, it also caused several floods and fires.Apart from deaths, the hurricane destroyed hospitals, houses, schools, parks, fields, bridges, roads and it left people homeless.
  6. 6. PreparationsBefore the hurricane came as a strong storm, the previous days there was a lot of wind and rain.About 65 billion people from United States, Antilles and other regions of the Atlantic Ocean were evacuated from their homes because they were in danger because of Irene.
  7. 7. Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziTLUrZMGfM
  8. 8. BibiographyGoogle: wikipedia.Google: youtube.

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