2006 Essential Guide to Hurricane Survival – Practical Emergency Plans and Protective Measures with Official Preparedness and Survival Plans (CD-ROM)

This comprehensive CD-ROM provides a thorough review of practical emergency plans and protective measures for surviving the horrible consequences of hurricanes : winds, floods, and storm surge. There is material from every feder…

This comprehensive CD-ROM provides a thorough review of practical emergency plans and protective measures for surviving the horrible consequences of hurricanes : winds, floods, and storm surge. There is material from every federal agency with a role in hurricane survival : NOAA * National Weather Service * National Hurricane Center * Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) * Centers for Disease Control (CDC) There are no other storms like hurricanes on earth. Views of hurricanes from satellites located thousands of miles above the earth show how unique these powerful, tightly coiled weather systems are. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone-the general term for all circulating weather systems (counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere) over tropical waters. Tropical cyclones are classified as follows : Tropical Depression- An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less. Tropical Storm- An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph (34-63 knots). Hurricane- An intense tropical weather system with a well defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher. In the western Pacific, hurricanes are called “typhoons,” and similar storms in the Indian Ocean are called “cyclones. ” Hurricanes are products of the tropical ocean and atmosphere. Powered by heat from the sea, they are steered by the easterly trade winds and the temperate westerlies as well as by their own ferocious energy. Around their core, winds grow with great velocity, generating violent seas. Moving ashore, they sweep the ocean inward while spawning tornadoes and producing torrential rains and floods. Each year on average, ten tropical! storms (of which six become become hurricanes) develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico. Many of these remain over the ocean. However, about five hurricanes strike the United States coastline every 3 years. Of these five, two will be major hurricanes (category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale). This incredible CD-ROM is packed with over 26,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software – allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U. S. government files and documents – they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading.

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