1. Names for tropical storms and hurricanes repeat every
______ (how many) years.
2. Pre-approved names for storms are generated by ______ (who or what
3. The name "Katrina" was officially retired after the hurricane by that name
devastated New Orleans in ______ (what year).
4. Hurricane winds spin ______ (which direction) in
the Northern Hemisphere and ______ (which direction)
in the Southern Hemisphere.
5. Instead of "hurricane," the term ______ is used in
the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea; the term ______ is used in
the Pacific Ocean north of the equator and west of
the International Dateline
6. At what wind speed does a tropical storm officially become a hurricane?
7. The "Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act"
requires emergency preparedness plans to address the needs of individuals with household pets and
service animals following a major disaster or
emergency. What year was it signed and which president signed it into law? (year and
8. SART is a ______ (type of organization) consisting of governmental and private
entities dedicated to all-hazard disaster preparedness, planning, response, and
recovery for the animal and agriculture
9. Hurricane Andrew struck Florida in ______ (year). It was a Category
______ (number) storm, only the third of that strength to hit the U.S. in the 20th century.
10. Which of the following does the National Weather Service believe has strong
potential for changing the behavior and patterns of hurricanes?
a. tactical nuclear explosions in the
eye of the storm,
b. seeding clouds with crushed "dry ice,"
c. towing icebergs into the paths of the storms,
d. using giant portable wind turbines along the shoreline to redirect airflow
e. none of the above.
Bonus (True or False): I a comfortable that my
county's emergency preparedness plan adequately addresses
the fact that approximately two out of three county residents own pets.
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1. Names repeat every six years.
2. The National Hurricane Center generates lists of candidate names for
3. The name "Katrina" was retired following the 2005 hurricane season.
4. Hurricanes spin counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise Below the equator.
5. Hurricanes are called cyclones in the Arabian Sea and typhoons in the Pacific Ocean.
6. At 74 mph.
7. President George W. Bush signed the "Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act" into law in 2006.
8. SART is a multi-agency coordination group consisting of governmental and private entities dedicated to
all-hazard disaster preparedness, planning, response, and recovery for the animal and
9. Andrew struck Florida in August 1992 as a Category 5 hurricane. The others were the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969.
10. None of the above. Destructive as they may be, hurricanes are part of a natural cycle of heating and cooling of
ocean water and any change to this cycle would have unforeseeable consequences.
Bonus (True or False) If your county's plan adequately addresses care and evacuation of animals
during and immediately following an emergency situation, congratulations! If not, now is the time to get
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