Topical Storms

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What is the name given to tropical storms forming off the coast of east Africa?
Cyclones
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Where are tropical storms found?
Between approximately 5° and 30° latitude
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Which direction do tropical storms travel in?
West
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How are hurricanes named?
Alphabetically, alternating between male and female
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Why is it difficult to evacuate people in advance of a tropical storm?
Because the path of the storm is hard to predict
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When does a tropical storm lose energy?
When it travels to higher latitudes
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When did Hurricane Katrina occur?
August, 2005
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What was an economic impact of Hurricane Katrina?
Oil platforms were destroyed
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What was an environmental impact of Hurricane Katrina?
Storm surges flooded large areas of the coast
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How are hurricanes named?

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