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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 20% 16% north west north east south east west coast represented Eye of the Hurricane -Hurricanes only form over warm ocean water and start as a collection of storms in the tropics.-The deepening low-pressure center takes in moist air and thermal energy from the ocean surface, convection lifts the air and high pressure pushes it outward. -Surface air spirals inward converging on a circle that surrounds the hurricane's eye. -Weather agencies track storms and issue warnings involvingreal-time satellite imagery-A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24 to 36 hours-A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected in 24 hours or less -Residents should be prepared with supplies such as radios, batteries, flashlights, water and food. Max HechtPeriods 4-6 How to Prepare Causes of Hurricanes -FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency-Red Cross-These organizations provideshelter, money, food and waterto help people recover from hurricane damage Helpful Community Resources Category-1 - Minimal 74-95 mph windsCategory-2 - Moderate 96-110 mph windsCategory-3 - Extensive 111-129 mph windsCategory-4 - Extreme 130-156 mph windsCategory-5 - Catastrophic >157 mph winds Category Statistics Historical Hurricanes -The deadliest U.S. hurricane was the 1900 Galveston storm, killing 8,000-12,000 people and destroyed the city.-One of the most deadliest hurricanes in the world was the 1970 Bay of Bengal tropical cyclone, killing 300,000 people in Chittagong.-In 2005 Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S history, killing 1,200 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.-in 2012 Hurricane Sandy was the 2nd most destructive storm economically affecting New Jersey, New York and 15 other states. 1/13/15L.A.
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