Hurricane Harvey Fact File
a school in America.in 2033
'Today we will be learning about hurricanes! What is a hurricane Julia' said Ginger Teacher. 'A hurricane is a massive storm that rips through countries devastating cities, and costing countries Billions of Dollars.' said Yellow Lady. 'Can you show us one Mr Ginger.' Long Dreads asked.
'Here's Hurricane Harvey from 2017, wind speeds reached 215 kilometers per hour and it costed America $125 Billion to fix repairs. It went on from 17 Aug - 3 Sept, which is a very long time! It only ranked as Cat 3, but because it went on for so long the damage was terrible
'The last thing you'd want in your home is to be flooded by water from a hurricanes wind, but that might be what you'd get. In the case of Springfield, Texas, Hurricane Harvey destroyed all the foundations of buildings and they came crumbling to the wet ground '
'Did you know Hurricane Harvey actually started as a small wave off the coast of Africa, but as wind picked up it turned into tropical wave, then a tropical storm and finally a hurricane!'
'88 people died over the period of Hurricane Harvey. 21 of them from Springfield, Texas.
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