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The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes



NOTE: Though this “The Best…” list contains many resources that relate to hurricanes in general, I’m updating it when Hurricane Irene is threatening the United States. Here are specific Irene-related sites:

The Associated Press has an interactive about Irene, but it also includes information on other hurricanes.

And The New York Times has a super-useful “hurricane tracker.”

East Coast Hurricanes in a Wall Street Journal interactive.

Interactive: Hurricane Irene’s storm surge is from The Los Angeles Times.

Irene weakens, soaks Northeast is an Associated Press interactive.

Readers’ Photos of Hurricane Irene is from The New York Times.

Irene Lashes New York Area is a New York Times slideshow.

Teaching and Learning About Hurricanes is from The New York Times Learning Network.

With Hurricane Earl approaching the United States and this past weekend being the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I thought it would be a good time to start creating another “The Best…” list.

In addition to the resources on this list, many more can be found at A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters, especially many Katrina resources in The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

Earl Approaches is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

CNN has a number of multimedia resources about Earl.

Hurricane Earl lashes Carribbean, heads toward East Coast is a Washington Post slideshow.

Hurricane Earl batters the Caribbean is a BBC slideshow.

Hurricanes and Cyclones is an interactive from the Guardian newspaper in the UK.

Extreme Weather is a site created by middle-school students and highlights tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. It’s accessible to Early Intermediate English Language Learners.

The Deadliest Hurricanes In U.S. History is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Understanding Hurricanes is an accessible animated movie.

Hurricanes By The Numbers is a useful infographic.

The Associated Press has several good interactives:

Hurricane Season: Path of Destruction

Hurricanes: Deadly Forces of Nature

Warm Currents Strengthen Storms

Forces of Nature comes from National Geographic

How Hurricanes Work comes from How Stuff Works.

Teaching and Learning About Hurricanes is from The New York Times Learning Network.

“Your Hurricane Emergency Kit: Here’s What Should Be in It” comes from TIME Magazine.

Make Your Own Hurricane is an interactive from the Sun Sentinel.

Hurricane Safety In Simple English

Storm Season! How, When & Where Hurricanes Come From is an infographic.

Hurricane categories is from USA .

Hurricanes of Yore: Vintage Newsreels of Devastating Storms is from The Atlantic.

Hurricanes by the Numbers

by acoleman26. Check out our data visualization blog.

The Associated Press has a new interactive on hurricanes.

Here Come the Hurricanes: The 9 Best Stories on How They Affect Policy and People is from The Pacific Standard.

Al Gore and ‘Category 6 hurricanes’ is from The Washington Post.

The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan

The Anatomy of a Hurricane

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Hurricane Patricia (& Hurricanes In General)

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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