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Hurricane Wind Scale Rates During Hurricane Katrina

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Do you know what a hurricane is? Some might know it as a cyclone. A hurricane is a tropical storm with high powered wind of the most severity. Hurricanes are a dangerous force to be reckoned with. When warm water, moist air, and strong winds collide and create a rotating bundle of thunderstorms create a rotating bundle of thunderstorms and clouds a hurricane is formed. Hurricane send when they lose their source of energy by traveling over land or cold water. Hurricanes occur in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricane season is either from June 1-November 30 or mid-August to mid-September. Hurricanes can last for a few hours to at least 2 weeks depending on its size. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale rates, or categorizes, hurricanes. Hurricane names rotate each year but, if a hurricane is strong enough that name is retired. Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst hurricanes in history. During Katrina, more than 1,200 people died and thousands more were injured. Katrina started August 23, 2005 and ended August 31, 2005. Katrina spread 120 miles along the Gulf Coast. Katrina was a category 5 hurricane. Katrina…show more content…
Scientists can predict hurricanes using special tools. Hurricane warnings normally come out 36 hours before expected land-fall. Hurricane evacuation routes are provided by the city. Hurricane storm shelters are
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