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Section 7
Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm, Section 7: Tropical Storms and Hurricanes.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about hurricane preparedness, visit the following web sites:

    Alabama

    State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency
    Information on the state organization that manages the preparedness, response, and recovery to natural disasters, including hurricanes.

    Alabama Hurricane Preparedness, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
    Guide to identifying hurricane hazard vulnerabilities.  Also provides preparedness information in the event of a hurricane.

    Georgia

    Georgia Emergency Management Agency
    Information on the state organization that manages the preparedness, response, and recovery to natural disasters, including hurricanes.

    Hurricanes Preparedness, Georgia Emergency Management Agency
    Information about the hurricane history of Georgia, hurricane hazards in Georgia, and useful information about how to be ready to respond to a hurricane the next time one threatens Georgia.

    Texas

    Texas Division of Emergency Management
    Information on the state organization that manages the preparedness, response, and recovery to natural disasters, including hurricanes.

    Hurricane Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management
    Information about the hurricane hazards in Texas, evacuation routes, and suggestions how to be ready to respond to a hurricane.

    Florida

    Florida Division of Emergency Management
    Information on the state organization that manages the preparedness, response, and recovery to natural disasters, including hurricanes.

    Florida Hazards Watch – Hurricanes, Florida Division of Emergency Management
    Describes hurricane hazards, what to do when hurricane watches and warnings are issued, and how to prepare for a hurricane.

    North Carolina

    NC Division of Emergency Management
    Information on the state organization that manages the preparedness, response, and recovery to natural disasters, including hurricanes.

    Hurricanes, NC Division of Emergency Management
    Provides facts on hurricanes, the hurricane history of North Carolina, as well as ways in which to prepare for a hurricane.

  2. To learn more about careers in hurricane monitoring , visit the following web sites:

    National Hurricane Center, NOAA
    Issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

    National Hurricane Center Virtual Tour, NOAA
    Virtual tour of NOAA's National Hurricane Center.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Hurricanes

Learn About Hurricanes, FEMA
Describes how hurricanes form, where they are common, and how hurricane categories are determined.

Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms on Earth, NASA
Describes how hurricanes form, weaken, where they occur, how they are related to climate, and NASA missions to study hurricanes.

Useful Hurricane Information, Valdosta State University
Overview of how hurricanes form, hurricane stages, and hurricane seasons.

Hurricane Features, UCAR
Examines how hurricanes form, where they are found, damage from hurricanes, hurricane intensity, hurricane structure, and tracking.

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina, NOAA
Provides satellite images and photos of Hurricane Katrina.  Examines the response to the hurricane and the damage it caused.

Hurricane Preparedness

Preparedness Fast Facts – Hurricanes, American Red Cross
Provides suggestions for preparing against the dangers of a hurricane.

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