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This is what a hurricane looks like from space. Hurricane winds swirl as they travel across an ocean. This hurricane was called Hurricane Gonzalo. It formed over the Atlantic Ocean in 2014. Gonzalo’s wind speeds reached 140 miles per hour. It hit Bermuda and other parts of the Caribbean.

Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding all over Houston, Texas. Approximately 27 trillion gallons of water fell over Texas and Louisiana. That much water could fill up more than 80,000 sports stadiums. Harvey is one of the wettest hurricanes to ever hit the United States.

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Making Connections


Are hurricanes common where you live? Why or why not?


Have you read books about other kinds of storms? What do they have in common with hurricanes? How are they different?


Hurricanes bring strong wind and rain. What might people have to fix after a hurricane hits?

Teacher Resources

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