Weather Hazards

Name the types of tropical storms.
Hurricanes / Typhoons / Cyclones
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What 3 conditions are required for a tropical storm to form?
Sea temperature above 27 ˚C / Low wind shear/ Coriolis Effect / water 60-70m in depth/ Low latitudes 5-30° / north or south of the equator.
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Hurricanes are measured by using what scale?
Saffir-Simpson Scale
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State a primary effect of Hurricane Katrina.
Killed over 1,700 people / 80% of New Orleans flooded / Mississippi: 109, 000 made homeless, over 230 died.
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What year did Hurricane Katrina hit the USA?
2005
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Name 4 responses to Hurricane Katrina.
Immediate - Evacuation to the Superdome /Looting /Emergency services rescued people trapped / $50 million of aid sent. Long term - Homes have been rebuilt /Levees that protect the city have been strengthened.
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What types of extreme weather is the UK likely to face in the future?
Drought / Storms / Floods / Cold weather
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What 3 conditions are required for a tropical storm to form?

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Sea temperature above 27 ˚C / Low wind shear/ Coriolis Effect / water 60-70m in depth/ Low latitudes 5-30° / north or south of the equator.

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Hurricanes are measured by using what scale?

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State a primary effect of Hurricane Katrina.

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What year did Hurricane Katrina hit the USA?

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