Hurricane Andrew

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Over 25 years ago hurricane Andrew was the eighth major hurricane to hit the Florida peninsula. After hurricane Andrew became a hurricane Andrew was predicted to make a landfall near Jupiter, Florida. On August 16-17, 1992 hurricane Andrew first started out as a tropical depression. It then became a tropical storm on August 17. Andrew made another landfall on August 26 in south central Louisiana. Hurricane Andrew caused 23 deaths in the United States and three more in the Bahamas. Hurricane Andrew was the most powerful hurricane that had ever hit Florida.


Background


external image moz-screenshot-1.png At the time hurricane Andrew was the most expensive hurricane to hit the United States until Hurricane Katrina. Hurricanes can swamp tornadoes. When a hurricane hits an area in the United States it can be dangerous. Hurricanes develop from tropical storms. A hurricane watch means that condition's are likely for a hurricane to develop within 36 hours.. A hurricane can last up to more than 2 weeks. In the United States history, hurricane Andrew is the third most destructive Hurricane. People who live in low coastal areas are likely to get hit by a hurricane at sometime durring their life time. Hurricane Andrew started as a tropical wave in Africa.

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Meteorological history


A wave came off from the coast of Africa. A couple hours after Andrew became a real hurricane it made landfall near a place call Jupiter, Florida. A small cyclone of winds 35 miles per hour extended about 90 miles. On an area of convection a developing was a raving on the south axis of cape Verde islands. As the eye of the hurricane moved onshore, the convection of the eye-wall got stronger and warmer in just two hours. The hurricanes eye-wall weakened as it moved closer to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Statistics on Hurricane Andrew




Hurricane Andrew touched the lives of thousands and killed over 220 people. It also destroyed over 102 miles of power lines and 300 towers. Hurricane Andrew was the most destructive hurricane on the record for the United States until Katrina.

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What to do during a hurricane


During the storm:
  • make sure you stay inside and stay away from windows.
  • if water comes into your home during the hurricane make sure you turn off the electricity in the main breaker.
  • DO NOT use any power whatsoever.
  • do not go outside to see what the wind feels like, there is a good chance something will come up and hit you in the face or in the head
  • stay far away from electrical equipment after the storm
  • remain indoors until you get the official all clear order
  • do not touch fallen or hanging electrical wires
  • use your cell phone to call the police only.

Hurricane facts


external image moz-screenshot.pngHurricanes can be so powerful it can harm your home and city. Hurricanes happen around the warm waters. Hurricanes cause damages to lives and homes. Hurricanes can go 74 miles per hour. The hurricanes eye is the calm center it is 20-30 miles wide and the storm can be 400 miles from it. Hurricanes can also be called typhoons. Hurricane means evil spirit of the wind. A hurricane is a powerful storm with a large low pressure center the produces heavy rainfall and winds. Hurricanes can last up too a week. On November 13,1970 the deadliest hurricane happened East Pakistan. The hurricane in east Pakistan flooded the low lying land. Australians call hurricanes willy-willies. Hurricanes often hit the us. every three years.


























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