It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:17 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:21 am 
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:42 pm
Posts: 2449
Hurricanes-Info for Kids

Image

FEMA For Kids: Hurricanes
http://www.fema.gov/kids/hurr.htm

Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. Evaporation from the seawater increases their power.

Hurricanes rotate in a counter-clockwise direction around an "eye." Hurricanes have winds at least 74 miles per hour. When they come onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and heavy waves can damage buildings, trees and cars. The heavy waves are called a storm surge. Storm surges are very dangerous and a major reason why you MUST stay away from the ocean during a hurricane warning or hurricane. --- Continued at link, above ---


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:07 pm 
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:42 pm
Posts: 2449
Hurricane Preparedness-Comprehensive Information

Image

Hurricanes
http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Image A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.

All Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas are subject to hurricanes. Parts of the Southwest United States and the Pacific Coast also experience heavy rains and floods each year from hurricanes spawned off Mexico. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends November 30.

Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and mircrobursts. Additionally, hurricanes can create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Floods and flying debris from the excessive winds are often the deadly and destructive results of these weather events. Slow moving hurricanes traveling into mountainous regions tend to produce especially heavy rain. Excessive rain can trigger landslides or mud slides. Flash flooding can occur due to intense rainfall. --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---

Includes:

Before a Hurricane
  • Preparations:
    • Begin Preparing
    • Build an emergency kit
    • Make a family communications plan
  • Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
  • Storm Surge
  • Know the Terms

During a Hurricane

  • Steps to Follow, Including:
    • Turn off utilities
    • Water Supply for Sanitation
    • Food Safety
    • Evacuation

After a Hurricane

  • Steps to Follow, Including:
    • Using Your family communications plan
    • Applying for assistance
    • Searching for information about housing rental resources


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:31 pm 
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:42 pm
Posts: 2449
Hurricanes-General Information

Image

Hurricane Survival Tips: How to Survive Natural Disasters
http://survivallife.com/2015/06/01/hurricane-survival-tips-how-to-survive-natural-disasters/

Image If hurricane survival is your goal, then preparedness is the solution. Being prepared is the most effective way to increase your chances of surviving natural disasters. We all know the destructive power of hurricanes, with the storm surges and flooding as well as the turbulent winds.

Includes:
Hurricane Survival Tips: How to Survive Natural Disasters
    BEFORE A HURRICANE
      1. Prepare
      2. Know your surroundings.
      3. Cover all of your home’s windows.
      4. Water
      5. Food
      6. Have a family communication plan ...
      7. Turn your refrigerator and freezer to ...
      8. Trim ...
      9. Make a list of ...
      10. Invest in ... (MORE at LINK)

    DURING A HURRICANE
      1. If a hurricane is likely ...
      2. You should evacuate ...
      3. Stay indoors during ...

    AFTER A HURRICANE
      1. Beware of heights.
      2. Watch your step.
      3. Portable Generators
      4. Electrical and Gas Safety

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Top
Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Theme created StylerBB.net