Hurricanes: What You Need to Know

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What are hurricanes anyway? How are they formed, and where do they get their names? What should you do if a hurricane is headed in your direction?

Hurricanes: What You Need to Know answers these questions and more by combining science with handy tips, quick facts, checklists, satellite images, photographs, and stories about some of North America's most devastating tropical storms. From the anatomy of the storm, tracking tools, and warnings to family emergency plans and what to ...

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Overview

What are hurricanes anyway? How are they formed, and where do they get their names? What should you do if a hurricane is headed in your direction?

Hurricanes: What You Need to Know answers these questions and more by combining science with handy tips, quick facts, checklists, satellite images, photographs, and stories about some of North America's most devastating tropical storms. From the anatomy of the storm, tracking tools, and warnings to family emergency plans and what to expect after the storm, Hurricanes: What You Need to Know is an indispensable reference book that connects scientific information with coping strategies to help you understand — and prepare for — these often devastating events.

Hurricanes: What You Need to Know has been compiled from material provided by trusted sources such as the Canadian Hurricane Centre, the National Hurricane Center in Florida, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Red Cross.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is an excellent source of information." — meteorologist Peter Coade

"A valuable survival guide." — Bookwatch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864924537
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.03 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Leaman lives in Fredericton and owns her own editorial business.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is a hurricane?
Ch. 2 Hurricane power
Ch. 3 Hurricane season
Ch. 4 Forecasting
Ch. 5 Storm warning
Ch. 6 Hurricane preparedness
Ch. 7 Batten down the hatches
Ch. 8 During the storm
Ch. 9 After the storm
Ch. 10 Cleanup and recovery
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    A helpful book

    An impressive variety of Canadian and American Health/Emergency Agencies (including FEMA), have combined their expertise to produce: Hurricanes: What You Need To Know, a helpful book for non-specialist general readers that details information about hurricanes, particularly those particularly associated with the Atlantic Ocean areas. Hurricanes covers hurricane power, the hurricane season, forecasting, storm warning, hurricane preparedness, what to expect during the storm and after the storm, as well as cleanup and recovery. There are also several helpful checklists for first aid and emergency kits. The definition of a hurricane and the naming of storms are some additional topics discussed, as well as home, family, and animal safety. A pocket sized 143-page compendium that is easily carried, Hurricanes is a valuable survival guide and belongs on everyone's bookshelf who lives in hurricane territory -- or who knows someone who lives in hurricane territory.

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