Hurricanes Preparedness and Management

Hurricanes Preparedness and Management

 Introduction

Cyclonic circulations are the ones that form a hurricane. The cyclonic circulations occur when the Coriolis force and the pressure gradient act on the air causing it to rise to the center of the hurricane. Below the hurricane, a low-pressure area is created and this is the major cause of destruction. Tropical cyclones (TC) are very hazardous in terms of property destruction (Vecchi and Gabriele 618). However, they also provide water in some cases relieving the drought.  Predictions of the path and intensity of the TCs are usually made sufficiently several days in advance. This gives the people a chance to prepare for the hurricane. It is significant for the public to be prepared well in advance before, during and after a hurricane. This helps protect property and lives as well as guides the rebuilding process.

Definition

As defined in the environment encyclopedia, Hurricanes are rotating cyclones which usually form over warm tropical waters and is accompanied by rain, lightning and thunder. Tropical cyclones, however, vary with the part of the world where they are formed. For example in the Atlantic oceans and eastern Pacific they are known as hurricanes, in the Indian Ocean, they are known as cyclones and in the western Pacific, they are called typhoons.  Other local names also exist (Environmental Encyclopaedia 1). Hurricanes are caused mainly by climatic conditions, increased water vapor, and global warming. Though the path and intensity predictions of the hurricane are made well in ad

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