Hurricane Student Activity Sheet

Based on your knowledge of hurricane activity and the hurricane data you have plotted, answer the following questions:

  1. When is hurricane season?


  2. Where do hurricanes usually form?

  3. What provides the power or energy of a hurricane?

  4. What is a storm surge?

  5. What causes many hurricane-related deaths?

  6. What effects do major hurricanes have on the Lake Pontchartrain Basin?

  7. How do healthy wetlands serve as a barrier to storms/hurricanes?

  8. The coastal areas of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes are very fragile due to extensive erosion in recent years. Refer to a map of that area. Write a one-page reaction paper predicting the effects of a major hurricane on the coastal parishes of the Basin.

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