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A meteorologic event characterised by highly destructive winds with speeds of 210 km/hr—130 mph—or more, heavy rains, and tidal surges, causing floods that once claimed most lives—reduced by early warning systems; hurricanes occur in the tropical zones of the North Atlantic or Pacific Ocean and are classified by severity on a scale of 1 to 5

hurricane

Geological medicine A natural disaster characterized by highly destructive winds with speeds of 210 km/hr–130 mph or more, heavy rains, and tidal surges, causing floods that once claimed most lives–reduced by early warning systems; hurricanes occurs in the tropical zones of North Atlantic or Pacific Oceans and are classified by severity on a scale of 1 to 5
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For 2011, the CSU forecast team had predicted that the hurricane season would be 'well above average.' In June of last year, the team called for 16 named storms, nine hurricanes and five major hurricanes.
The season had 19 named storms, and its storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes are almost twice as high as the long-term averages since 1950 and higher than the averages since 1995.
The dropsonde is a weather instrument package released by a weather reconnaissance loadmaster into the eyewall and center of the hurricane. As a parachute, or drogue, slows the descent to the ocean, the dropsonde sends current pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction and Global Positioning System information to instruments on the aircraft, said Tech.
For hundreds of years, hurricanes in the West Indies were named after the Saint's day on which they occurred.
Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters, mostly from June through November.
The Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area includes all of Louisiana Mississippi, Alabama and Florida
Many challenges were faced and conquered by host-site camps as they took in the frightened evacuees from both hurricanes. The LA Lions Camp in Leesville, located in west central Louisiana, was on the fringe of Hurricane Rita's wrath and lost electrical power and water while hosting Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
In assessing Hibernia's response, he says, 'We came through it with flying colors, because of the disaster preparedness that we had done living in a hurricane zone." What wasn't planned, says Frady, was relocating 3,000 employees--finding them places to live and work and a physical building facility.
Tropical cyclone report: Hurricane Katrina, 23-30 August 2005.
"Relief from the sea would become especially important if land or air access were denied in the aftermath of a hurricane."
According to the company Dyn-O-Mat's hurricane powder is biodegradable, and releases the stored moisture when it contacts seawater.
The acts of heroism and dedication among the public health and medical communities during and immediately after hurricane Katrina are numerous (Berggren 2005; Raggi and Raggi 2005; Schwartz 2005).