Tropical Depression

Tropical Cyclone

is a storm system set off by the heat released when moist air rises and condenses. They can produce enormously strong winds, huge waves that flood coastal areas called storm surges, torrential rain, and tornadoes. A tropical depression’s heavy rains and storm surges generate giant floods, and although they have catastrophic effects on human population, it has also been known to lessen drought conditions because they carry massive amounts of moisture. They take heat away from the tropics which is an important means of global atmospheric circulation that maintains balance in the earth’s troposphere.

Tropical depression

Structurally speaking, is a large, rotating arrangement of clouds, wind, and thunderstorms. The main energy source is the discharge of the heat of condensation from water vapor condensing at high elevation; the heat in due course resulting from the sun. Consequently, a tropical depression can be thought of as a massive vertical heat engine sustained by workings driven by physical forces such as gravity of the earth and rotation.

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In another way, tropical depression can be seen as a special type of Mesoscale Convective Complex, which keeps on developing over a gigantic moisture and warmth. Condensation shows the way to higher wind speeds, as small portion of the released energy is converted into mechanical energy. In turn, the faster winds and lower pressure connected to them causes increased surface evaporation and hence more condensation.

These results to factors that provide the structure with enough energy to be independent and cause a positive feedback loop which can draw more energy for as long as the supply of heat, and warm water, remains.

Factors like constant lack of balance in air mass distribution would also provide supporting energy to the tropical depression. The earth’s rotation causes the structure to spin, an effect known as Coriolis Effect, which gives a cyclonic characteristic and affects the course of the storm.

The factors that shape a tropical depression include pre-existing weather disturbance, moisture, moderately light winds in the air, and warm tropical oceans.

If the precise conditions persist, it will allow creating a feedback loop through take full advantage of the energy intake possible, such as high winds to increase the speed of evaporation and combine to produce violent winds, torrential rains, incredible waves, and floods connected with tropical depression.

A mature tropical depression can release heat at a rate of 6×1014 watts upwards. Tropical depression on sea cause huge waves, high winds, heavy rain, which disrupts international shipping and sometimes ships sinking. However, the most distressing effects of tropical depressions happen when they cross coastlines making landfall.

They can do direct damage on land such as destroying buildings, vehicles, bridges, and turn loose flying …

Don’t Be Blown Off By A Typhoon

How to Deal a Storm

Wherever part of the world you may live, you are likely to encounter a typhoon of some kind from time to time. Of course, there are specific places more prone to typhoons. There are also typhoons which are deadly and could cause great damage, not only to crops and infrastructures but also to human beings.

If meteorologists forecast that a strong typhoon is coming, it is not enough for us to just sit at home and watch TV. If the typhoon is strong enough, you won’t even be able to watch TV because of electricity blackouts. Typhoons are just one of the ways nature demonstrates its power, you should take precautionary measures to avoid any untoward incidents during the typhoon.

Although different kinds of typhoons in different places may bring different kinds of danger, there are some basic emergency preparations that you can do. To ensure your safety, familiarize yourself with the kinds of typhoons that hit the area where you live or are visiting and with the local government’s safety rules and regulations.

Once the National Weather Service have broadcasted that a typhoon will possibly hit your area, immediately start your emergency typhoon preparations.

Here are a few things you can do before a typhoon arrives:

1. Fix any broken doors and windows. Make sure that there are no objects which could obstruct the entrance, just in case you may need to evacuate. Tape your big glass windows which can be potentially shattered by road signs, tree branches and other things.

2. If the place where you live always had problems with floods and a great typhoon is expected, move to an evacuation center in a higher ground even before the water levels reach a meter high. You should also park your car in a higher ground. Do not leave it in your garage because it can be carried by strong floods and cause bigger disasters.

3. Since it wouldn’t be wise to be loitering around during typhoons and convenience shops are possibly closed, store enough food and water for a few days. Power and water connections might also stop, so you might as well prepare a lot of candles, batteries, rain coats and thick blankets to keep you warm.

4. Make sure that all items in your backyard or balcony are fixed. If any of those items can possibly be flown by strong winds, better store them inside for the meantime. Also, remove rooftop construction accessories, if any, as these can be detached and may break other people’s windows.

5. Ensure that all water drains in your home are clean to avoid clogged drainage systems which can cause a lot of water problems.

6. Listen to news about the typhoon. If the power is down, make sure that you have a battery-powered radio so you are still updated on what is happening, and know if in case there is an emergency evacuation program. Listening to the news will also keep you informed when …

Don’t Be Blown Off By A Typhoon

Wherever part of the world you may live, you are likely to encounter a typhoon of some kind from time to time. Of course, there are specific places more prone to typhoons. There are also typhoons which are deadly and could cause great damage, not only to crops and infrastructures but also to human beings.

If meteorologists forecast that a strong typhoon is coming, it is not enough for us to just sit at home and watch TV. If the typhoon is strong enough, you won’t even be able to watch TV because of electricity blackouts. Typhoons are just one of the ways nature demonstrates its power, you should take precautionary measures to avoid any untoward incidents during the typhoon.

Although different kinds of typhoons in different places may bring different kinds of danger, there are some basic emergency preparations that you can do. To ensure your safety, familiarize yourself with the kinds of typhoons that hit the area where you live or are visiting and with the local government’s safety rules and regulations.

Once the National Weather Service have broadcasted that a typhoon will possibly hit your area, immediately start your emergency typhoon preparations. Here are a few things you can do before a typhoon arrives.

1. Fix any broken doors and windows. Make sure that there are no objects which could obstruct the entrance, just in case you may need to evacuate. Tape your big glass windows which can be potentially shattered by road signs, tree branches and other things.

2. If the place where you live always had problems with floods and a great typhoon is expected, move to an evacuation center in a higher ground even before the water levels reach a meter high. You should also park your car in a higher ground. Do not leave it in your garage because it can be carried by strong floods and cause bigger disasters.

3. Since it wouldn’t be wise to be loitering around during typhoons and convenience shops are possibly closed, store enough food and water for a few days. Power and water connections might also stop, so you might as well prepare a lot of candles, batteries, rain coats and thick blankets to keep you warm.

4. Make sure that all items in your backyard or balcony are fixed. If any of those items can posssibly be flown by strong winds, better store them inside for the meantime. Also, remove rooftop construction accessories, if any, as these can be detached and may break other people’s windows.

5. Ensure that all water drains in your home are clean to avoid clogged drainage systems which can cause a lot of water problems.

6. Listen to news about the typhoon. If the power is down, make sure that you have a battery-powered radio so you are still updated on what is happening, and know if in case there is an emergency evacuation program. Listening to the news will also keep you informed when the typhoon is expected to …

Protect Your Home From Florida’s Storms And Hurricanes

There are some very good reasons for investing in storm and hurricane protection for your home, not the least of which is saving your life in the worst storms. For most homeowners, however, protecting your home from the damaging winds and rain of a hurricane is a matter of protecting your investment. Taking steps to protect your home from severe weather and other catastrophes can also reduce the premiums that you pay on your homeowners’ insurance. Here’s a quick rundown of storm protection and other safety items that may reduce the premiums on your homeowners insurance.

Hint for home sellers: up-to-date hurricane protection for your home is a great selling point for your home. Besides offering reassurance to home buyers, many of these home improvements offer reduced home insurance premiums – and that can be a very big attraction for a new home buyer.

Storm Protection
Storm protection is at the top of the list in protecting your home from damage. While hurricanes are the source of the worst storm damage, the steps you take to protect your home from the punishing wind and rain of a hurricane will also protect your house from less severe weather.

Roof repairs and reinforcements
Loose shingles, especially at the edge of your roof, are a disaster waiting to happen. Often, when the wind catches the edge of a loose shingle and rips it free, more shingles follow. Check your roof carefully for loose shingles and leaks. Secure the shingles, and have leaks repaired immediately.

In addition, hurricane straps and clips can reinforce your roof’s connection to the rest of your house and prevent it from literally blowing off in the high winds that accompany a hurricane. There’s even a roof harness that fits straps over your roof and secures them to the foundation of your house, keeping your house’s “hat” solidly anchored.

Waterproof your home
Wherever possible, caulk around openings for cable wires, phone wires and other utilities into your home. All of them are entry points for water which could get between your walls and cause mold – a major health hazard for your family. Also check the soffits – the material that covers the underside of the roof overhang. High winds can drive rain nearly horizontally, and force is up under the overhang and into your house. Make sure that the soffit is securely attached to the roof overhang AND sealed against the house to prevent water from entering.

Protect openings
Of course, the biggest entry points for rain and wind into your home are the same ones that you use to get in and out – the doors and windows. Strong winds can exert hundreds of pounds of pressure both inward and outward on your doors and windows. Invest in storm shutters to cover all of the openings into your home, including garage doors, patio windows, windows and doors. There’s a variety of storm shutter types and styles on the market that will protect the openings of your home from …