The Natural Disasters That Affect A City Or A Country

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Before I looked into this topic of these crazy natural disasters I did not know that much about Hurricanes and all that imply. When Br. Little gave me the option to choose whatever natural disaster case I want this was easily my first choice. I have used information from cites but will probably will most likely be quotes because I cannot summarize science all that much so if it looks like plagiarism it was not intended to be. As we were talking about it in class it really interested me and how much it can impact a city or a country. Hurricanes are so fascinating to me. As we were talking about it in class it really interested me and how much it can impact a city or a country. We get the term Hurricane from the word ‘Taino’ a Native American word meaning “evil spirit of the wind” (40 Facts About Hurricanes - Conserve Energy Future).
What are Hurricanes First I will explain what they are and the different facts associated with Hurricanes, which can sometimes be referred to as cyclone and typhoon whatever name you use is where the storm occurred. “In the western Pacific Ocean, hurricanes are known as typhoons. Cyclones are hurricanes over the Indian Ocean” (Hurricane Facts). The definition of a Hurricane according to dictionary.com is “a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec)” (Hurricane). Then from hurricane-facts.com it is “a powerful storm system with a large low pressure center
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