Climatic Hazards - Hurricanes

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  • Climatic Hazards - Hurricanes
    • Hurricane Mitch
      • Struck in October 1998
      • Central America
      • Over 3/4 Days between 1,000 - 2,000 mm of rainfall
      • LEDC
      • Wind Speed of 280km/h
    • Katerina
      • Struck in August 28th 2005
      • Effected Texas, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana
      • Estimated 1,400 deaths
      • Southern Coast of the United States
      • MEDC
    • Hazards
      • Heavy Rainfall
      • Storm Surges
      • Strong Winds
    • What are Hurricanes?
      • The Central area of the hurricane is called the eye
        • This is known as the funnel where the warm air rises
      • Tropical Storm with winds 118 + km/h
    • Conditions
      • The warm air above the sea heats the water causing it to evaporate
        • The air then gets pushed aside as it cools causing the clouds to spin
      • Sea Temperatures reaching 27*C
      • Sea Depth of at least 50metres

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