Each year during hurricane season, people near "Hurricane Alley" in the Atlantic Ocean brace themselves. They watch weather reports tracking tropical storms and hope the storms don't develop into full-blown hurricanes. With wind speeds often reaching more than 100 miles (161 km) per hour and carrying massive amounts of rain, hurricanes blow in windows, uproot trees, snap power lines, and cause massive flooding. In this book, readers will learn how hurricanes form and how to protect themselves from the many dangers.
* Reviews *Series Review: Angry EarthThis series will draw in reluctant readers with its emphasis on destruction and spectacular photos, while the informative content and simple diagrams make it a strong introduction to earth science. Interesting tidbits and historical accounts of both lesser- and well-known disasters enhance the scientific facts. . .the many photos capture both the adrenaline of these forces of nature as well as the destruction they cause.School Library Journal