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Hurricanes

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Hurricane
A major tropical storm that can cause devastating waves, wind, and is an alert from authorities stating that a hurricane is definitely on its way.
Hurricane watch
An alert from authorities stating that there is a possibility that a hurricane will make landfall within 36 hours
Levee
An embankment that holds water away from cities
Storm Surge
Where ocean waters rush onto land
Hurricane Hunter
A worker for the National Reserve who flies airplanes on weather missions to help make more predictions about hurricanes
Hurricane warning
An alert from authorities stating that there is a hurricane definitely on the way
Eye
The calm, center of a hurricane
Which of these hurricanes had the strongest winds?
Lake Okeechbee hurricane in 1928
What does a hurricane hunter do?
Fly through hurricanes in airplanes
Which sequnce of storm stages is in the correct order?
Tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical,storm, hurricane
What would you observe if you were in the eye of a hurricane?
Calm or very little wind
What caused the most destruction during hurricane Katrina in 2005?
Floods due to breaking levees
In 2011, the first tropical storm will be named Arlene, then Brett, then Cindy, then Don. Which storm name is next?
Emily
What happens when a hurricane crosses over land?
It loses strength
What keeps ocean water away from cities
A levee
Area where the ocean meets the shore
coastline
To be forced to leave a home because of danger
evacuate
A wall or embankment that holds ocean water away from a city
A levee
A pilot who flies airplanes through hurricanes to measure the wind speed
Hurricane hunter
An area of swirling thunderstorms over the ocean with wind speeds between 23 and 39 miles per hour
tropical depression
An area of thunderstorms over the ocean with wind speeds between 40 and 73 miles per hour
tropical storm
a giant wind and rain storm that forms over wamr water with winds between 74 and 155 miles per hour
hurricane
an imaginary line around the center of the Earth
equator
a spinning storm that is less than one mile wide, with swirling winds that can reach over 300 miles per hour
tornado
to break apart and reduce in strength
dissipate
In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season runs when?
June 1st through Nov 30th
Has winds between 29 and 39 miles per hour
tropical depression
has winds between 40 and 73 miles per hour
tropical storm
In the Southern Hemisphere, hurricanes rotate...
clockwise
Hurricane names are reused after how many years
six
Hurricane Katrina flooded what city
New Orleans
the "possibility" that a hurricane will reach landfall
Hurricane Watch
A hurricane will "definitely" reach landfall
Hurricane Warning
Where is the National Hurricane Center located
City of Miami, Florida
Leaving home due to strong hurricane
Evacuate
Hurricane Hanna 102 mph
Category 2
Hurricane Arthur 160 mph
Category 5
Hurricane Fey 80 mph
Category 1
Hurricane Cristobal 129 mph
Category 3