Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike Bringing Certain Death

The giant hurricane Ike reached the coast of Texas, the hurricane is moving from 10 -15 mph with winds surpassing the130 mph. Texas City, Seabrook and LaPorte have a huge risk of being flooded by the 9-20 foot water levels. Reports say that Galveston Island and Port Arthur are already being flooded and the water is still rising. The authorities have issued a 'Certain Death' warning

"Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single-family, one- or two-story homes may face certain death. … Widespread and devastating personal property damage is likely elsewhere."

Hurricane Ike like many others feed on the heat released when hot air rises, which then results in condensation. Depending on their location and strength hurricanes are also called Typhoons, Tropical Storms, Cyclones, Tropical Depressions, ...
The structure of a hurricane

Some people say that more hurricanes are being created, because of our sudden climate change, when the oceans get warmer the hurricanes get bigger. The rise of hurricanes that are being formed will result in millions of dollars of damage and in human life which is totally unacceptable.

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