Hurricanes: What You Need to Know [NOOK Book]

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In 1954 Hurricane Hazel caused such destruction around Lake Ontario that it’s a vivid memory half a century later. In 2003 Hurricane Juan so devastated the Halifax, Nova Scotia area that complete recovery will take decades. In the fall of 2005, Hurricane Katrina, immediately followed by Rita and Wilma, held North America and the world spellbound. In fact, 2005 was a record breaking year for tropical storms, with four Category 5 hurricanes, seven tropical storms before August 1, the strongest hurricane in the ...
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Overview

In 1954 Hurricane Hazel caused such destruction around Lake Ontario that it’s a vivid memory half a century later. In 2003 Hurricane Juan so devastated the Halifax, Nova Scotia area that complete recovery will take decades. In the fall of 2005, Hurricane Katrina, immediately followed by Rita and Wilma, held North America and the world spellbound. In fact, 2005 was a record breaking year for tropical storms, with four Category 5 hurricanes, seven tropical storms before August 1, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic basin, and the costliest and third deadliest hurricane in US history. Yet few people know more about hurricanes than the horror they witness in the media. What are hurricanes? How are they formed, and where do they get their names? What should you do if a hurricane is headed in your direction? An indispensable reference book, 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864925756
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Ebook edition
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

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