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Hurricane Georges, I think that the main reason why more people died in the Caribbean than in the USA is because the Caribbean is made up of many islands and lies on the equator, where the conditions are ideal for hurricanes to form.

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Hurricane george assessment task Jenny ... another factor was that the Caribbean is made up of islands which means that they are near the sea, this means that when the hurricane comes houses will be destroyed and when the clouds get too heavy huge amounts of rainfall will start a flood and then houses will be washed away into the sea and people will lose their homes and have nowhere to live. If people are not evacuated quickly enough they will die in the flood. People have to get food by helicopters. In the Caribbean the wind speed of the hurricanes are faster than in the USA, for example in Dominican Republic the wind speed was 190 kmph but for Mississippi the wind was 165 kmph, this could be a reason that more people died in the Caribbean than in the USA. ...read more.

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Relief rainfall is when air is pushed by wind and is forced up the side of a mountain or hill. The air gets cooler as it travels up the mountain. Clouds are formed above the mountain or hill when the air reaches its cooling point. This process continues and eventually the clouds get too heavy and rain starts to fall. The third type of rainfall is Frontal rainfall, this is when warm air meets cold air. The warm air has a lighter density so it overrides the cooler air and moves upward. After the warm air rises above the cooler air (which sinks to the ground), it gradually cools while being lifted and form clouds and leads to precipitation. Preparation before Hurricane Georges was different in the Caribbean than in the USA. In the Caribbean people prepared for Hurricane Georges by moving to higher ground so their homes wouldn't get destroyed from the hurricane or flood, school being cancelled so children would ...read more.

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There are natural and human causes for hurricanes. Warm, moist air and warm water are the perfect conditions for hurricanes to form. Human activities such as deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions has already contributed to global warming, which leads to increased air and water temperatures worldwide, providing better conditions for more hurricanes to form so hurricanes become more severe and occur more frequently. In conclusion I think that the main reason why more people died in the Caribbean than in the USA is because the Caribbean is made up of many islands and lies on the equator, where the conditions are ideal for hurricanes to form. The Caribbean has a lot of seas so there is more water for the sun to heat up and form hurricanes, the air becomes more moist so hurricanes are more severe and the sizes of hurricanes are much bigger than in the USA. The USA is not made up of islands so only costal states are affected by hurricanes. Temperatures in the USA are also lower than in the Caribbean. ...read more.

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