by dennisvang on Oct. 15th, 2008

oct-15-1954Hurricane Hazel hits the Carolinas and Ontario
today hurricane Omar is getting closer to Puertorico
Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. Evaporation from the seawater increases their power. Hurricanes rotate in a counter-clockwise direction around an "eye." The center of the storm or "eye" is the calmest part. It has only light winds and fair weather. When they come onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and large waves can damage buildings, trees and cars.

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Joe's picture
Joe says:

Dennis - great post though one suggestion. These "on this day" posts are some of my favoriates, but I would recommend putting a little bit more context in your post. You mention the 1954 Hurricane, a modern day hurricane, and then background on hurricanes - all of which are excellent. However, try working in some transitional phrases. Did Hurricane Omar's appearance in the news remind you of 1954's Hurricane Hazel? Or vice versa? Have you ever been in a hurricane?

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posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:38pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

wow, i just learned something new today.

posted on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 10:39pm

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