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In 1999, Hurricane Floyd narrowly missed Florida but came ashore in North Carolina. A mixture of talking heads and news footage concisely portrays the effects Hurricane Floyd had on the landscape and population of Florida and North Carolina.

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to create a case study on the impact of Hurricane Floyd on Florida and North Carolina in 1999 (teachers should check their exam board’s advice on the age of case studies): primary and secondary effects, the responses and prior preparation for hurricanes. Could be used as a discussion about what would need to be put in place if hurricanes became more frequent in the UK due to climate change.

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