Tropical storms often known as hurricanes, cyclones or typhoons bring with them a path of destruction. Hurricanes often form in warm places, over the tropical seas.
What is the name given to tropical storms forming off the coast of east Africa?
Where are tropical storms found?
Between approximately 5° and 30° latitude
Between approximately 30° and 50° latitude
Between approximately 50° and 90° latitude
Which direction do tropical storms travel in?
How are hurricanes named?
Alphabetically, alternating between male and female
Alphabetically, all male names
Alphabetically, all female names
Why is it difficult to evacuate people in advance of a tropical storm?
Because they always hit densely populated areas
Because the countries affected have no money
Because the path of the storm is hard to predict
Which of the following is needed for a hurricane to form?
Months of heavy rain
Warm sea temperatures
The meeting of two air masses
When does a tropical storm lose energy?
When it hits land
When it travels to higher latitudes
When it hits land or when it travels to higher latitudes
When did Hurricane Katrina occur?
Boxing day, 2004
What was an economic impact of Hurricane Katrina?
Storm surges flooded large areas of the coast
Oil platforms were destroyed
Delicate coastal habitats were destroyed
What was an environmental impact of Hurricane Katrina?