Hurricanes – Amazing destructive storms can destroy entire cities

A hurricane can destroy an entire city or region, and they happen multiple times every year. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 caused over $100 billion in damage and displaced hundreds of thousands of people from their ruined homes. These videos help you come up to speed quickly:

Why Hurricane Categories Make a Difference
Storm Surge in Your Home
Hurricane Preparation IMR

Hurricane, Typhoon, Cyclone Tracking Maps

Relive 2019’s Hurricane Dorian

In the book, Hurricane Dorian is used to set the scene for how destructive a hurricane can be. Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama Island in 2019 because: a) it had extremely high sustained winds (185 MPH at landfall), b) it stopped moving and “parked” over the island for approximately 24 hours, and c) it dropped a gigantic amount of rain in that time. Because of the rain plus the storm surge, parts of the island saw flooding as much as 20 feet deep. Note in this video that it is filmed from the second floor of the house:

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