Hectic Hurricane Harvey

Caroline G. and Catherine O., Staff Writers

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Have you heard the biggest recent news? Have you been watching the news channels? Well if you haven’t, or would like to hear from a peer point of view listen close, or read close is what I actually mean. Hurricanes have been a very important topic in the last couple of weeks. Hurricane Harvey has been sending Houston and other cities of Texas downhill. So if you planning to take a trip somewhere along the coast or down south, this is probably why it was canceled.

  Harvey Vs. Irma

Hurricane Harvey was one of a couple hurricanes that hit North America in the last month. One of the others was Hurricane Irma. They both were very, very bad. Did I say it was very bad? Well let’s compare. Both hurricanes had winds of 130 sustained mph. Think about that. In Chicago, the highest winds ever recorded were 87 mph. That is a difference of around 43. The amount of rain from Hurricane Harvey in Cedar Bayou was 51.88 inches, that is a North American record. Hurricane Irma produced 16 inches of rain. Compare that to what Chicago gets on average per year, which is 32 inches. Hurricane Irma produced have of what Chicago gets a year! And then there is the damage. Hurricane Harvey is predicted to take 190 billion dollars to help repair while Irma is estimated for 100 billion. This is taking up a lot of money from the government and taxes.

What To Do During a Hurricane

During a hurricane you may wonder where to go in your house. When there are strong winds at the beginning of a hurricane you will go to the basement and when the flooding starts you will head to the attic or go on the roof.

In order to prepare for a hurricane,  first you will block up all the windows with hurricane shutters or pre-cut plywood. Get a ready kit for enough supplies to last you at least three days. Bring in any furniture that is not secured.

  FEMA

  FEMA a service that is a helpful that cleans after storms is involved. FEMA stands for federal emergency management agency. FEMA has a mission to support citizens and first responders to promote that nation we work together to build. After a tragedy like Harvey or Irma, FEMA is here to help.
As you can see Hurricane Harvey has giant impact on Texas and other cities such as Cedar Bayou. Citizens of Texas are still needing help and repairing the damage. Hopefully things will be back to normal.

 

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2 Responses to “Hectic Hurricane Harvey”

  1. Jade Morelli on September 15th, 2017 6:19 pm

    My family has a house down in Sarasota Florida and it got hit by hurricane Irma. Thank you for sharing this information. This was a good article.

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  2. Nathan Grining on September 26th, 2017 9:44 am

    I like your opinion on hurricanes I agree with your opinions.

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