This would be a great visual to help teach students about Hurricanes when we go over extreme weather on the Friday of the Unit. It also helps explain where they occur and why it is important to know about.
Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day. These same tropical storms are known as cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and as typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.
Based on historical data available, The Great Hurricane of 1780 was the deadliest Atlantic basin storm from the period of 1492 onward, according to a National Hurricane Center study. It is estimated to have killed 22,000 people across the Caribbean.