The National Hurricane Center has a vital role in identifying, tracking and forecasting hurricanes, and in providing information to improve our understanding of these giants of severe weather.
Because like it or not, Hurricanes present the greatest weather threat to a large proportion of the world's population, many of whom know them by the names Typhoon or Tropical Cyclone. No matter where they occur, or what they are called, they can cause great loss of life and property damage, as we know only too well from the triple whammy oflate 2005, Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Hurricanes can't be prevented, but they can be prepared for if we know where they are, where they are heading for, and how strong they are likely to be. And in the USA, theNational Hurricane Center (NHC) is there to provide allthat necessary information, and much much more.
Here is a short article by Margaret Tustle which will give you a good idea of the whys and the hows of the NHC. If you want to use this article yourself you should contact ezinearticles.com, whose address is at the end.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) not only tracks
hurricanes, makes forecasts based on their predictions, but
they also are in existence to education the government and
general public about hurricanes. The National Hurricane
Center has been busy for the last few years with some of
the worst, most devastating hurricanes in recorded history!
The National Hurricane Center website is a great source of
information. The website has the National Hurricane
Center forecasts, hurricane history, and other
miscellaneous links you may find valuable on hurricane
NHC Mission Statement
The NHC mission statement is to save lives, mitigate
property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing
the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of
hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing understanding
of these hazards. It is important for you to pay attention
when you hear alerts, watches, and warnings provided by
this official hurricane organization. By listening to
information given and the official National Hurricane
Center concern behind it, you will be able to make
education decisions on preparing for a hurricane,
preventative damage, and protecting your family.
Lessons To Be Learned From Past Hurricanes
People are familiar with the devastation levels and
destruction levels caused by large hurricanes, such as
Katrina, Camille, and Andrew. The devastation resulted
in the loss of life, as well as property damage that
was/is/continues to be so extensive it may take the
economy decades to fully or partly recover. The National
Hurricane Center was in the position to warn the area
residents of the situation, and the preventative
precautions. Of course, there is no stopping a
hurricane, so the National Hurricane Center gives the
government leaders (local, state, and national), as
well as the people in the areas of severity, important
information. The official evacuation orders are based
partly on this information from the National Hurricane
What can be learned from past hurricanes? We can see
that hurricane protection should be designed and
developed into city buildings and housing plans. Some
people choose to live in hurricane prone areas, so
caution should be exercised to make sure these people
are education to the dangers and potential disastrous
outcomes if a hurricane were to directly hit. The
NHC is a resource that should be used and utilized by
the government and other agencies, as well as by
individuals for information. The National Hurricane
Center has information on building and planning that
is helpful in hurricane proofing.
Research On Your Own
If you are interested in the science behind the
hurricane, the National Hurricane Center website is a
great resource for you to reference to. There is
information on a wide array of hurricane topics, such
as deadliest hurricanes, the history of hurricanes, and
the science of a hurricane. The website also provides
information on hurricane hunters; provides you with
actual satellite imagery; forecasts; and you can
learn about the hurricane measurement scale, the
Safir-Simpson, that is used by scientists to measure
Protect The Future, Learn From The Past
History has shown us hundreds of thousands of lives
that have been shattered or lost as a result from the
devastation a hurricane can bring. There are some who
will continue to ignore official warnings and neglect
preparations, and there are some who will take heed to
the advice. Hurricanes cannot be controlled, but we
can control how we respond to them and prepare for
them. The NHC technology systems are progressing, so
keep an eye on the storm through them and pay
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