Geography WorkSheet 1.rtf - Bruce Edward Miller Jr One of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States was Hurricane Katrina in The

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Bruce Edward Miller Jr. One of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, was Hurricane Katrina in August 29, 2005. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale explains the intensity of Hurricane Katrina along with others. This scale is rated on a 1-5 based off the hurricane’s intensity at the present time. This scale gives those that may be involved or in the surrounding area a better understanding of the expected property damage and flooding that is to be expected so they can prepare for the outcome. Category 1 hurricanes have winds from 74-95 mph with damage being minimal (Getis 92). Most of the damage will be to shoddy homes and plant life. Category 2 hurricanes have wind speeds from 96-110 mph with moderate damage (Getis 92). There will be significant damage to mobile homes and trees at this point with flooding of roads near the coast. Category 3 hurricanes will have winds of 111-130 with extensive damage (Getis 92). The damage is structural damage to small buildings, large trees will be down, mobiles homes destroyed, and massive flooding near the coast. Category 4 hurricanes will have wind
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