By: Sarah Heller
What is defined as air pressure is the result of molecules of air weighing down on objects in our environment. As each molecule strikes an object, it exerts a small amount of pressure. These small amounts can add up to be fairly significant, however. As...
The rainiest cities in North America
By: Cathy Franklin
In the top ten most rainy cities in America, you would think that Seattle, Washington would be there, maybe even number one. But it is not. All of the top ten rainiest places are mostly in the South and Southeast. Most of them are in...
Dangers of a summer drought
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The drought that has plagued the state of Texas for most of 2011 has been devastating. Unfortunately, neither the citizens of the state or people living elsewhere have realized or understood how monumental this drought has been until summer. Residents of the state, its government...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season begins on June 1st of each year and ends at the end of November. The National Hurricane Center may make predictions as to the number of hurricanes they anticipate during a season, but when, where and how many hurricanes will make landfall are...
By: Blair Worthington
It’s easy to feel anxious during hurricane season, particularly if you live in an area prone to these menacing storms. Though modern technology has allowed meteorologists to accurately predict the storm patterns and paths that a hurricane may take, homeowners are never quite sure...
By: Blair Worthington
When a hurricane is discussed on the news or in weather reports, it is often described as a “Category 1" or higher storm. As the category number increases, the panic usually increases…and with good reason. Hurricanes of any category are powerful storms that...
By: Patrick Matira
Weather is not always predictable. Any point in time a hurricane can strike and if not prepared, you will greatly suffer from the storm’s hit. A hurricane is storm with violent wind, particularly a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean, thus according to the Free...
How to prepare your house for a hurricane
By: Barbara Zarrella
Getting ready for a hurricane is not something you can do in a hurry; at least you cannot do a good job of it. Since 1967, Florida has been my home. Hurricanes are a way of life. There are some things that you can do...
How to prepare your house for a hurricane
By: Olivia Kay
Losing a home to a hurricane is an experience that no one wants to endure. Knowing how to build a home as hurricane-proof as possible or how to make improvements that will help the structure best handle the high winds of hurricanes is very important...
An overview on hurricane categories
By: Mackenzi Frederick
“Hurricane Categories: An Overview” Humans have always had much-deserved respect and fear for hurricanes – and rightly so. Throughout our history there have been a number of devastating hurricanes that have ravaged communities, vast landscapes, and lead to the deaths of countless individuals. With...

 

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