SandersK_Assignment#2

SandersK_Assignment#2 - ,Tx In2004, Orleans..Allhurricanes...

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Hurricane Katrina and Galveston, Tx In 2004, a computer modeled hurricane named Pam was the focus of a disaster  exercise held in Baton Rouge dealing with the likely impacts of hurricanes affecting New  Orleans. In order for a hurricane to develop some conditions will be there. All hurricanes  start off as a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms bring heat to the ocean’s surface. Next a  tropical depression occurs followed by a tropical storm. Water vapor forms clouds and  heat to rise from the ocean to the stratosphere. It then flattens out and moves in a  counterclockwise direction. From here it can go all the way up to a category 5 hurricane  which is the most deadly and destructive. Placing hurricanes in a category is based on  wind speed. In order to be considered a hurricane it has to have winds past seventy four  miles per hour. The eye of a hurricane is characterized by cloudless area at the center.  It has calm weather and sizes average twenty to forty miles in diameter. The eye wall is  located around the eye of the hurricane and is the strongest of winds. In order for a  hurricane to disappear several things need to happen. Wind shear, cool water, land 
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