important to take precautions for your pets. Here are some tips to
help you care for your pet during the storm season, but first of all
What is a Hurricane?
A hurricane is a tropical weather system with winds that have
reached a sustained speed of 74 mph or more. Hurricane winds blow in
a large spiral around a relatively calm center, known as the "eye."
The eye is generally 20-30 miles wide, and the storm may extend
outward from it for 400 miles.
As a hurricane approaches, the sky darkens and winds strengthen. As
it nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds and storm
surges. A hurricane can stretch the entire length of the eastern
74-160 mph winds can extend inland for hundreds of miles.
Hurricanes are classified into five categories according to wind
velocity. Category 1 is the mildest; with winds from 74-95 mph.
Category 5 is the strongest, with winds above 155 mph.
September are peak months of hurricane season, which lasts from
June 1 to November 30.
Weather terms used for hurricane season:
Part of staying informed about weather conditions is understanding
the different terms used by weather forecasters:
Advisory: Hurricane and storm information is
disseminated to the public every six hours.
Special Advisory: Information is disseminated when
there is significant change in storm-related weather conditions.
Gale Warning: Sustained winds of 35-54 mph and strong
wave action are expected.
Storm Warning: Sustained winds of 55-73 mph are
Hurricane Watch: A threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36
Hurricane Warning: A hurricane is expected to strike
within 24 hours or less, with sustained winds of 74 mph or more and
dangerously high water.
Tropical Disturbance: A moving area of thunderstorms
is in the tropics.
Tropical Depression: An area of low pressure, rotary
circulation of clouds and winds up to 38 mph is identified.
Tropical Storm: A storm characterized by counter
clockwise circulation of clouds and winds 39-73 is brewing.
are a number of websites that are well worth a visit and the list
will grow. Why not start out by visiting the following:
Information Regarding Hurricane Preparedness
When A Watch or
Warning is Issued
Plan Now For Hurricane Season
Make Plans For Your
Create A Check List
of needed items
If Evacuation is
Prepared by the
Staff of A Country Cat House using information secured from a
variety of sources as well as the Web.
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