Hurricanes (typhoons in the
eastern Pacific) are natures way to get rid of access heat.
They are ranked on a scale. The
scale is the Saffir- Simson Scale. It was made by two people named Saffir and Simson.
Here is the scale:
Wind Speed mph
28.94 and higher
greater than 155
deadliest storm to hit the United States was the Great Storm of 1900 that hit Galveston
Texas. This was a major big category 4 storm which killed over 6,000 people. The costliest
storm to hit the United Sates was hurricane Andrew in 1992. It cost over 2 billion dollars
Here are the stages of a hurricane:
Tropical Wave: There are an average of 100
tropical waves that come of the coast of Africa.
Tropical Depression: Out of the tropical waves a
little over quarter of them become tropical depressions.
Tropical Storm: Out of the tropical depressions
about 10 of them become tropical storms.
Hurricane: Out of the tropical storms
about 6 of them become Hurricanes.