S: 2009 Denver Hailstorm
BC: This is a book about the GIANT hailstorm that disrupted Denver Colorado during the summer of 2009. This book provides an informational tour of hailstorms that affected this specific area on July 21, 2009. Read more to find out what happened and how to prepare for future storms.
FC: 2009 Denver Hailstorm By: Ashley cochran as well as anne bauer
1: The hailstorm that followed this low pressure formation caused tremendous amounts of damage and disruption to our everyday lives. | The day the storm started, a low pressure system moved toward the Denver-metro area and the peaceful residents of Denver Colorado.
2: The storm began with little warning with heavy amounts of rain fall in a short amount of time. The amount of rain in most areas was near flood levels. This picture was in Wheat Ridge Colorado, this area was hit the hardest. The picnic the poor family was having was sadly ended shorter then they expected.
3: The hail soon began to fall as the temperature started to drop. The largest size hail was about golf ball sized and caused a lot of damage.
4: Many of the ares that were affected included most of the Denver metro area and parts of Wyoming. Golf ball sized hail at largest pelted trees,cars and houses causing over millions of dollars worth of damage. many Roofs, windows ,fences and cars all needed to be replaced and repaired. Power outages were widely spread over the entire state and caused many complications of foods, homes and businesses. although the power was quickly restored from quick laboring excel energy workers. Luckily, the damages were quickly taken care of and order was restored.
5: Many precautions are being taken to help prevent and predict when storms are going to hit. For example, radar technology sees the path of the storm and the intensity. while signs and shelters help the community know where to go in case of an emergency.
6: Hail is formed through when circulating convection currents cause the freezing rain to gain more mass and become larger because of the circulation of frozen water droplets collection more water.
7: mANY PLACES ARe AT RISK FOR THE TYPE OF DISASTER BECAUSE ANYWHERE THAT A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CAN FORM a hailstorm can occur. therefore many places on earth could be at risk. Sheltering of cars and boarding of windows are good ways to protect and prepare for storms. always be on the watch for evacuation notices and storm warnings in order to be prepared for future disasters.
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