August 25, 2020
We truly have to say: Prepare for the worst.
- What We Know About Hurricane Laura: The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center warns of hurricane-force winds causing “a life-threatening storm surge with large and dangerous waves” in parts of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana on Wednesday, with damages expected to extend into other parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana on Thursday. As of Wednesday morning, more than 750,000 people in the area are under mandatory evacuation orders.
- Definition Of A Hurricane: Any storm below 74 mph is considered a “tropical storm.” Once winds hit 74 mph a storm gets a new name: “hurricane.” High winds cause sea levels to rise, which can lead to storm surges, known to produce deadly and disastrous results.
- How We Forecast Hurricanes: Satellites orbiting the Earth use radar to constantly scan the oceans for areas of high wind.
- SmartHER News Hurricane Backgrounders:
by Jenna Lee,