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  1. Hurricane Center Lab Tasks • Cartographer (plots storm position and track) • Computer (categorizes storm) • Communications (issues watches and warnings) • FEMA Staffer (predicts impacts) • Recorder (records all decisions and statements) • Director

  2. Hurricane X Data

  3. Hurricane X Data

  4. Hurricane X Data

  5. X

  6. Hurricane X Data

  7. X

  8. Hurricane Wilma Data

  9. Hurricane Wilma - 2005

  10. Wilma Impacts • 23 deaths have been directly attributed to Wilma: 12 in Haiti, 1 in Jamaica, 4 in Mexico, 5 in Florida, and 1 in the Bahamas • Maximum Precipitation Mexico – 62 in • Maximum Precipitation Florida – 10 in • Maximum Storm Surge Florida – 7 ft • Estimate of Wilma’s U.S. damage of $20.6 billion, making Wilma the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Worse damage on Yucatan Peninsula.

  11. Hurricane Y Data

  12. Hurricane Y Data

  13. Hurricane Y Data

  14. Hurricane Y Data

  15. Hurricane Y Data

  16. Hurricane Floyd

  17. Hurricane Floyd

  18. Floyd Impacts • Floyd was the deadliest hurricane in the United States since Agnes of 1972. (pre-Katrina) • 57 deaths: North Carolina 35, Pennsylvania 6, New Jersey 6, Virginia 3, Delaware 2, New York 2, Connecticut 1, and Vermont 1 • Damage estimates from 3 to > 6 billion dollars. • Storm surge values as high as 10 feet in North Carolina • Rainfall totals as high as 20 inches were recorded in eastern North Carolina and Virginia. Up to 11 inches in parts of New England.

  19. Floyd Flooding

  20. Hurricane Hortense Data

  21. Hurricane Hortense Data

  22. Hurricane Hortense Data

  23. Hurricane Hortense

  24. Hurricane Hortense Data

  25. Hurricane Hortense Data

  26. Hurricane Hortense

  27. Hortense Impacts • Hortense was a wet hurricane and most of the damage was caused by its accompanying torrential rains. • The associated floods killed at least 21 people. • Maximum rainfall amounts (12.5in) on the island of Guadeloupe. • Approximately 11,463 homes were severely damaged by Hortense and agricultural losses were of the order of 127 million dollars. • There was a 9-foot storm surge along the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic