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1. What differentiates a hurricane from a tropical storm, and a tropical depression?

Hurricanes… Unleashing Nature’s Fury

2. What organizations are involved in forecasting and responding to hurricanes?

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3. How do we differentiate between types of hurricanes?

4. What is needed for a hurricane to form? How does it form?

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5. What is a storm surge? And what happens with the storm surge as it interacts with tides?

6. What are other catastrophes that can happen with out a hurricane but can happen in relation to a hurricane?

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7. Are hurricanes getting worse or are we just more susceptible or aware of them?

8. Why are coastal areas and barrier islands highly watched upon impending hurricanes?

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9. How do we track/forecast storms?

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What is the “Cone of uncertainty?”

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How do you stay informed about hurricanes?

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What do you do to prepare for a storm?

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What do you do during a storm?

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What do you do after the storm?

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15. Research at least one (1) Hurricane that has been recorded in each category of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. (Panel #3 of pamphlet)

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16. Create a preparedness kit, preparedness plan including incidents as simple as losing power to a disaster you find reasonable in which to have a plan. (Panel #4 of pamphlet)

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Links
National Websites

NOAA - National Weather Service - http://www.weather.gov/ NOAA - National Hurricane Center - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Central Pacific Hurricane Center - http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/cphc/ NWS Eastern Region - http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ NWS Southern Region - http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ NWS Pacific Region - http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Historical Information National Climatic Data Center - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ NOAA Coastal Services Center - http://www.csc.noaa.gov/ Stay Informed! NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and "Public Alert" - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/ Interactive Weather information Network - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/ Other Emergency Information Sites American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/ FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - http://www.fema.gov/ U.S. Geological Survey (Hurricanes) - http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/ Is Your Community StormReady? - http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/

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What is a Hurricane? Illustrated and Decorated

Inside Left Measuring a Hurricane? Illustrated, Informative, and Decorated

Inside Right Research a Hurricane of each category? Illustrated, Informative, and Decorated

Back How to prepare? Illustrated, Informative, and Decorated What can happen? What can we do before, during and after?