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Budget Homeschool Newsletter

by: Annette M. Hall
Update: September 1, 2005 - Issue 1

Hurricane Facts

This is the very first edition of the Budget Homeschool Newsletter. Due to the recent developments with hurricane Katrina, I know many of us have been discussing it at home and following the news reports. As such, I've gathered some wonderful weather sites to assist your eager children in learning more about hurricane's and the weather around us.

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A few facts on: Hurricane Classification

Hurricanes are classified into five categories, based on their wind speeds and potential to cause damage.

  • Category One -- Winds 74-95 miles per hour
  • Category Two -- Winds 96-110 miles per hour
  • Category Three -- Winds 111-130 miles per hour
  • Category Four -- Winds 131-155 miles per hour
  • Category Five -- Winds greater than 155 miles per hour

In the U.S., the official hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but hurricanes can happen any time of the year. Hurricanes are named by the National Weather Service. Some past hurricanes have been named: Opal, Andrew, Marilyn, Hugo and Fran.

For the younger crowd:

For High School students - News and Video Footage:

Just for Parents:

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This Months Freebie:

  • Activity Book: Let's Have Fun with Fire Safety - Ask for: 9-1548
  • Brochure: Family Disaster Supply Kit
  • Coloring Book: Disaster Preparedness - Ask for: 8-1123
  • Door Knob Hanger: Fire Safety. Ask for 5-0200
  • Book: Adventures of Julia and Robbie - Ask for FEMA 344

You can order these items FREE from FEMA:
Call 1-800-480-2520 or
Write to: FEMA
P.O. Box 2012
Jessup MD 20794-2012

(These items cannot be ordered on-line. FEMA items cannot be shipped outside of the U.S.)

For more Freebies Visit: FEMA Kids online

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~Annette M. Hall

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Links Updated: June 24, 2006