Hurricanes - Mother Nature's Fury
Dzerber on 05/20/2006
|Hurricanes are one of nature's most destructive forces. These massive storms produce high winds, large amounts of rain and wide scale flooding. The effects of these storms can be catastrophic damage and large numbers of deaths.|
These storms form in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea. As theses powerful giants move west they gain strength over the warm tropical waters. The strength of a hurricane is categorized by the Saffir-Simpson scale by measuring the maximum sustained wind speeds.
A Category 1 Hurricane � winds 74-95 miles per hour.
A Category 2 Hurricane � winds 96-110 miles per hour.
A Category 3 Hurricane � winds 111-130 miles per hour.
A Category 4 Hurricane � winds 131-155 miles per hour.
A Category 5 Hurricane � winds 156 miles per hour- hold on to your hats.
Enjoy the quiz as you learn about ten of the most powerful hurricanes is United States history.
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