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The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes



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):

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

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

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

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

The Associated Press has several good interactives:

Hurricane Season: Path of Destruction

Warm Currents Strengthen Storms

Forces of Nature comes from National Geographic

How Hurricanes Work comes from How Stuff Works.

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

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.

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)

A map of the most powerful hurricanes in the US since 1950 is from Vox.

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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