Back in time hurricanes and storms being dangerous cause huge disastrous effects on environment but still the situations can be recovered through major steps. But what would happen if we found something that is not a single piece of such disaster rather they are combined to put you probably in major collapse.
Gone this time those category 3 storms that were considered to be most dangerous one . Now, Hurricane Florence increased to Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph Monday as it makes its way toward North Carolina and South Carolina.The storm was expected to strengthen and is “expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday” as it continues westward across the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Yes That’s true !
Warm Atlantic Ocean waters are adding to Florence’s strength, and computer models predict that the storm will make landfall Thursday in North Carolina or South Carolina as a major hurricane. Its impacts may be felt much deeper in the US, including in most of Virginia.
“Today is the day to get prepared all along the East Coast!” the National Weather Service tweeted on Monday morning. “Don’t get complacent just because you live inland! Florence is forecast to bring devastating rainfall and flooding from the coast to the Appalachians.”
Also Hurricane Florence is not alone in the Atlantic Ocean, as astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) saw first-hand on Monday morning: hurricanes Isaac and Helene are trailing behind Florence, making for a looming trio of cyclonic storms.
Here is how hurricane categories are measured-
The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), formerly the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale (SSHS), classifies hurricanes – Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms – into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.
To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph (33 m/s; 64 kn; 119 km/h) (Category 1). The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, consists of storms with sustained winds exceeding 156 mph (70 m/s; 136 kn; 251 km/h).
About Category 4
Category 4 hurricanes tend to produce more extensive curtainwall failures, with some complete structural failure on small residences. Heavy, irreparable damage and near complete destruction of gas station canopies and other wide span overhang type structures are common. Mobile and manufactured homes are often flattened. Most trees, except for the heartiest, are uprooted or snapped, isolating many areas. These storms cause extensive beach erosion, while terrain may be flooded far inland. Total and long-lived electrical and water losses are to be expected, possibly for many weeks.
The 1900 Galveston hurricane, the deadliest natural disaster to hit the United States, peaked at an intensity that corresponds to a modern-day Category 4 storm. Other examples of storms that peaked at Category 4 intensity, and made landfall at that intensity include: Hazel (1954), Gracie (1959), Flora (1963), Cleo (1964), Betsy (1965), Frederic (1979), Joan (1988), Iniki (1992), Luis (1995), Iris (2001), Charley (2004), Dennis (2005), Gustav (2008), Ike (2008), Joaquin (2015), and Harvey (2017).
Also we look at the fact how those hurricanes and storms look from space as captured by International Space Station –
Those 3 major hurricanes are here to looked upon –
Tropical Storm Olivia
Considering their approach and movement it’s quite enough for the people near them to prepare themselves so that these storms would not damage atleast their properties and life . Let’s see what other major major steps authorities would take to minimize the cause.
SOURCE – BusinessInsider