Tracking Ike’s Path • Using your Hurricane Tracking chart, track Ike’s path by plotting each Latitude and Longitude location. • Label Ike’s locations using the hurricane symbol = • Draw Ike’s path with a colored marker. • Ike’s Path • Sept. 9, 2008 (23N, 83W) • Sept. 11, 2008 (26N, 90W) • Sept. 13, 2008 (29N, 95W) • Sept. 13, 2008 (33N, 95W) • Sept. 14, 2008 (36N, 93W) Hurricane Ike as a H4
Ike is Born! • Ike's Path
Sept. 10, 2008 Hurricane Ike taken from the International Space Station
Ike’s Impact on Texas • Storm Surge Takes over physical geography of shallow coastlines (Galveston) Surfside Beach Bridge
Hurricane Categories H1 = Wind speeds from 74-95 mph H2 = Wind speeds from 96-111 mph H3 = Wind speeds from 111-130 mph H4 = Wind speeds from 131- 155 mph H5 = Wind speeds over 155 mph Sea Brook, Texas (SE Houston) Ike was a H2 when it hit Galveston/Houston
What Did Ike Teach Us? • Answer the following questions on your own paper… • 1. How did you prepare for Hurricane Ike? • 2. How did Hurricane Ike affect your own life? • 3. How does our physical geography impact our outcome when a natural disaster hit?