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A - Applying Graphs

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  1. Using the graphs you made in the "Get Info" section, determine the approximate maximum sustained wind speed of the following hurricanes.
    1. Camille (#2) = miles per hour
    2. Donna (#6) = miles per hour
    3. Opal (#16) = miles per hour
    4. Allen (#18) = miles per hour
    5. Connie (#59) = miles per hour
  2. Using the graphs you made in the "Get Info" section, determine the approximate storm tide of the following hurricanes.
    1. Camille (#2) = feet
    2. Donna (#6) = feet
    3. Opan (#16) = feet
    4. Allen (#18) = feet
    5. Connie (#59) = feet
  3. What difference does the timing of the tide make on the damage done by a hurricane?
  4. Describe the types of damage that would happen if a hurricane with an intensity of 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale hit your city. 

 

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