Wisner 1 Sam Wisner Dr. Kiernan English100 14 April 2011 Hurricanes and Tornadoes Hurricanes and tornadoes are two of the most deadly storms which hit the United States every year. Often confused with each other, hurricanes and tornadoes contribute to numerous deaths and injuries each year. Hurricanes and tornadoes are similar and different in unexpected ways. The experiences of living through a hurricane or tornado can be life changing. Both tornadoes and hurricanes destroy homes, businesses, and take people lives.
Wisconsin Wisconsin is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards, Natural hazards such as floods, tornadoes, winter storms and excessive heat have caused injuries, loss of life, disruption of essential services, considerable property damage and crop damage. Being as though Wisconsin tends to have more tornadoes than any of these other hazards (according to sources), I am going to focus on what a tornado is and how they affect the state of Wisconsin. A tornado is a relatively short- lived storm composed of an intense rotating column of air, extending from a thunderstorm cloud system. It is nearly always visible as a funnel, although its lower end does not necessarily touch the ground. Average winds in a tornado are somewhere between 100 and 200 miles per hour, but some may have winds exceeding 300 miles per hour.
The power of a hurricane is tremendous. Its winds consist of two hundred to three hundred mile per hour and adding earth’s derby and objects create flying missiles of death. Since hurricanes have an immense size and longevity they can cover a lot of ground which is devastating. The combined effects of wind, rain, and surf can destroy homes, erode seashores, and flood entire cities. Although there size has an advantage they are now easier to track with today’s technology, giving us humans a chance to survive.
Tornadoes in hurricanes and tropical storms can be difficult to detect and develop with very little warning and may be wrapped in rain making them almost impossible to see. They are more frequent in the outer fringes of the storm but have the potential to develop anywhere. Tornadoes have the capability of causing significant damage to buildings and power poles. Heavy rainfall Rainfall associated with hurricanes and tropical storms can cause significant flooding and damage. Recently, more people have died as a result of inland flooding than any other hazard associated with hurricanes or tropical storms.
The wind must also be blowing in the same direction and at the same speed to allow an organized convection to develop. Winds flow to the top of the storm allowing the air below the rest to rise. Hurricanes are very destructive and have strong winds, heavy rain and thunder. Winds exceeding 80 mph can cause flooding and damage which can cause injury and death. A lot of houses, buildings, cars and other vehicles will be ruined and people can be killed.
Throughout the United States, we face different types of weather conditions. Some places experience snow storms, dust storms, hurricanes, and tornados. Each of these storms is different in some way and form differently. In this paper I will compare and contrast a hurricane to a tornado. While both hurricanes and tornados are wind and rain storms, they both are most likely to form at different times of the year.
Hurricanes and tsunamis are two of the many natural disasters in the world. They are very different but yet alike and affect people in the world everyday. To further examine the natural disasters, let us take a look at the formation, death toll, and reconstruction cost of hurricanes and tsunamis. Many scientists have researched and studied how hurricanes and tsunamis are formed. Hurricanes, also called typhoons in other parts of the world, start as thunderstorms.
This wind deflection gets storms spinning. As a result, hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere rotate anti-clockwise, and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The coriolis force is too weak within 5° north or south of the equator for hurricanes to form. Hurricanes often begin their lives as clusters of clouds and thunderstorms called tropical disturbances. These low-pressure areas feature weak pressure gradients and little or no rotation.
Structures are damaged or destroyed. The loss of trees heightens the risk of significant erosion and landslides. In the short term, fire can adversely affect industry, tourism and property values. However, some of the long-term effects are beneficial for the environment and the animals and plants that live there. To evaluate the impact of wildfires
These tremendous storms bring great harm to buildings and property, therefore costing millions of dollars, and hurting the Florida economy. Though people cannot stop hurricanes from coming into Florida, they can definitely take precautions when they know one is coming near them. They are one of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters around. With all the hurricanes and other storms that have happened in the past, though, people can now take even better precautions when expecting one, because they know of what a hurricane is capable of doing to the things around them. The term hurricane derives from the Taino Indian word huracan, which means evil spirit.