Three Types Of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to ever hit the United States. A hurricane (also called Cyclones in other parts of the world) is a powerful, tropical storm spiral that results from low pressure systems. They are commonly found in tropical areas like around the equator. They are rain wrapped storms that cause massive amounts of damage to coast lines it comes in contact with. Hurricanes are one of the most powerful and destructive storms on earth. When you see one coming on the news, you begin to wonder; how are they formed? Just how destructive are they? How are they categorized?
Hurricanes are much like tornadoes, but they are formed over water. They have what is called “the eye” just like a tornado.
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A hurricane of this size does minimal damage when the storm hits land. A category two hurricane reaches speeds from 96 to 110 miles per hour and results in moderate damage at landfall. A category three hurricane is when these storms begin to be life threatening and can cause many people to lose their homes. These 110-130 miles per hour winds can cause extensive damage to coast lines. A category 4 hurricane reaches wind speeds from 131 to 155 miles per hour and cause extreme damage. Hurricanes become catastrophic at a category five storm when they reach wind speeds from 155 miles per hour and higher (Erickson). Some storms will be more ferocious than others depending on the route of the storm system. Sometimes tropical storms can cause more deaths than category three and four hurricanes because of the location the storm makes landfall (Information on Hurricanes and Tropical Storms for Young …show more content…
The winds may throw cars around, tear houses and other buildings to shreds. Coastal line cities and towns are not the only places to be prepared for hurricanes. Storms may travel hundreds of miles inland dropping insane amounts of rain. In some hurricanes, the winds may spawn tornadoes on top of the heavy rain fall, causing even more destruction as the storm moves further and further inland. The effects of a hurricane after it makes landfall are what makes hurricanes so destructive.
Indeed, hurricanes are known as one of the most powerful and destructive storms on the planet. Hurricanes are nothing to take lightly. In a matter of a week, ones family can go from prospering, to losing everything they own. It is important to know all the effects of a hurricane if you live on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. To know the five different categories for hurricanes helps people know how to prepare for a potential hurricane, and how it could affect their home, or their

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