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HAITI: BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW How to prepare for hurricanes  Prepare an evacuation plan.

HAITI: BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW

How to prepare for hurricanes

Prepare an evacuation plan.

Buy supplies such as

canned food, bottled water, a first aid kit, a radio, and a flashlight and extra batteries.

Check if your insurance

covers hurricane damage. Make copies of important

documents.

Protect you home.

Locate your nearest

shelter.

Materials you can use to protect your home

How can we help?

Hurricanes are natural disasters, therefore they cannot be stopped, however we can help those affected by them by donating to the American Red Cross. Red Cross is a worldwide organization devoted to help those in need.

HAITI: BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW How to prepare for hurricanes  Prepare an evacuation plan.

AMERICAN RED CROSS

+1 (800)733- 2767 www.redcross.org

ISIS RUIZ-

HURTADO

RWS 1301 University of Texas at El Paso

HAITI: BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW How to prepare for hurricanes  Prepare an evacuation plan.

The Fury of Hurrican

And how to prepare for them

How are hurricanes formed? How are hurricanes classified.  Category 1: 74- 95 miles per hour

How are hurricanes formed?

How are hurricanes classified.

Category 1: 74- 95 miles

per hour

4

to 5 ft. storm surge

Category 2: 96- 110 miles

per hour

6

to 8 ft. storm surge

Category 3: 111- 130

miles per hour

9

to 12 ft. storm surge

Category 4: 131- 155

miles per hour 13 to 18 ft. storm surge Category 5: above 155

(Extreme) 18+ ft. storm surge

Hurricanes are intense low pressure areas that form over warm ocean waters in the summer and early fall. Their source of energy is water vapor which is

Where to can you find shelter?

Facts
Facts

A hurricane can release energy equivalent to 10 atomic bombs per second.

Usually schools or other

The rising water walls that enter the mainland, can instantly kill people.

Hurricanes have killed 1.9 million people in 200 years.

evaporated from the ocean surface. They are measured by the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Scale, and are classified into 5 categories.

solidly constructed

buildings that have a large, safe area.

A friend or a relative’s

house that’s at a high altitude. The authorities’ indicated shelters.

How are hurricanes formed? How are hurricanes classified.  Category 1: 74- 95 miles per hour

Hurricane Matthew

How are hurricanes formed? How are hurricanes classified.  Category 1: 74- 95 miles per hour