Explanation Of Hurricanes

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The History and Explanation of Hurricanes Hurricanes are an example of nature’s greatest manifestations of God 's power and peace simultaneously. Throughout history, hurricanes have been recognized as some of the most violent storms ever recorded. A hurricane can be defined as, “ A violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour.” Cyclonic storms are those with, “A system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure, with a counterclockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation; a depression”. The rain,accompanying a hurricane is more torrential when hitting an island or while in the open Atlantic sea. This is because …show more content…
How are hurricanes formed? A hurricane, scientifically referred to as a tropical cyclone, is formed by a number of specific atmospheric conditions coming together at once. For example, hurricanes only form along or close to the equator. This is because of the warm waters on the equator. Warm waters cause tepid air to rise, leaving less air near the surface of the water. This then can lead to the pressure lowering on the surface of the water. This pressure from air in the surrounding area forces cooler air down toward the surface of the water, which causes the “new” air approaching the surface to be pushed down, being warmed by the water and rising again. This process repeats itself, -after enough repetition of the air forced down, pushed up, and warmed by the water, the air then begins to form heavy amounts of precipitation which then leads to clouds forming. As the clouds continue to grow, the air continues to be forced down and pushed up,and the clouds begin to spin. This is because the warm water evaporates from the sea, creating warm air. Again, this …show more content…
A category one hurricane consists of winds from seventy-four to ninety-five mile per hour winds. Light damage might occur such as roof tiles being torn off, power lines being broken, and broken windows if they are unprotected. A category two hurricane consists of winds from ninety-six up to one-hundred-and-ten miles per hour. The damage that occurs can cause injury to humans and animals due to the flying debris. Power outages can range from a few days to a few weeks; People affected by the hurricane are advised to stock up on bottled and stored water because water filtration systems can fail during this type of hurricane. During a category three hurricane, residents are advised to evacuate, as winds can range from one hundred and eleven to one hundred and thirty miles per hour. Loss of life is expected, but not at high numbers. Trailer parks and poorly built homes are almost guaranteed to be destroyed. As far as power outages, power is usually out for a week, but it can easily last up to several weeks at a time. People who are in the path of this hurricane are advised to collect drinkable water as well as canned food because there can be extensive flooding in the area. A category four hurricane is very dangerous. Winds can range from one-hundred and thirty-one to one-hundred and fifty-five miles per hour. Effects include damage to all

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