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Exclusive: Hurricane Irene Is Getting A Step Closer Everyday!


Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene, one of the most brutal hurricane started as a Category 4 storm and then completely wiped out the Bahamas and the other countries  just off the coast of the North American continent. Hurricane Irene was actually discovered around last week of August. Most meteorologists believed that the tropical storm would just lay off and maybe be a small tropical thunder-storm. After a few days the  storm started to rapidly increase in power and the storm started to get “The Evil Eye” and then started the rampage to tramp over the coastline cities of the Bahamas.

Currently, the storm is heading towards the Eastern coast and North Carolina has already gotten a hurricane warning and has evacuated almost all the people in an entire town to head for safety for the upcoming disaster. An island of the Bahamas has also gotten a warning and people are doing all their best to stay safe from the treacherous storm. Right now, as if Thursday 10:00 PM the storm is just on the eastern side of Florida (not touching Florida). By tomorrow, Irene will become a category two and hit the coasts of the Eastern states including North Carolina and Virginia. After falling to a category 2, Irene will fall to the last category and just become a less severe storm hitting the New England area.

[Image of 5-day forecast and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

Fortunately, Irene doesn’t seem to be severe as it seems and won’t be anywhere close to Hurricane Katrina’s damages. NOAA says that the damages won’t be too much. A few states: North Carolina and Virginia have been issued some warnings for the Hurricane and a few other states just have a Tropical Storm warning, which isn’t as bad as a Hurricane. According to NOAA, their research states that the hurricane will just fade off within 5 days of time and should disperse after going through the New England area and just crossing through the northern seas just above Canada.

A few other of northern states have been issued a few Hurricane watches and Tropical Storm watches. All we can do is just watch this unpredictable storm make it’s next move, and we will take our precautionary steps toward safety as well.

(I meant to write this article away from technology so that people could know what is going on)

citations:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?5-daynl

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=51825

http://www.weather.com

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Breaking News: Joplin tornado destroys 30% of the city


The aftermath of the devastating tornado in Joplin, MO

The recent tornado in Joplin, MO was an EF4 tornado that literally ripped through the entire city. The devastating storm produced 198 mph winds and very, very destructive winds that killed at leas 116 citizens. The devastating tornado stormed and ripped about 6 miles of the city and flattened out everything in it’s path. It hadn’t spared even one thing. About 2,000 buildings were destroyed in this devastating, devastating tornado. Everything was destroyed in the path of the tornado.

The storms were so severe in this humid climate that even the satellite showed the area purple and blue which is passed severe, severe. The poor city Joplin had no idea of what was coming. It all just happened quickly. The tornado quickly ripped through and destroyed half the city. A firefighter had said that the city was literally cut in half. Nothing else that anyone could say. Just silence after the devastating storm.

“The National Weather Service warned there was a 45% chance of another tornado outbreak — with the peak time between 4 p.m. and midnight Tuesday — over a wide swath, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The Storm Prediction Center placed several large cities in the most high-risk area, along with other cities including Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

-from CNN

That shows have bad these storms have been. The Joplin tornado hit the small town on Sunday evening. No one had any idea of what would happen other than the rain and severe winds. No one was warned quick enough. The Joplin tornado had been expected to only be a strong storm. Only until the cold air came in the other way. That was when the big monster was born. Though it only lasted for a little bit it still took a big toll and many lives were lost making this one of America’s worst storms wince the National Weather Service kept records of storms 61 years ago.

 Thanks to:
CNN
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