1. People who have been caught in a hurricane don’t easily forget the experience. It is a powerful storm which devastates large areas of land and buildings. A hurricane begins as a storm over a warm sea. These storms form in waters near the Equator, and gradually move towards the poles.
2. The calm centre zone or ‘eye’ of the hurricane is about 16 to 32 kilometers in diameter and is free of clouds and rain. It is surrounded by the eye wall which consists of large, dark clouds. There is a great deal of pressure within the eye wall, and this creates big changes such as very strong winds which race along at 250 kilometers an hour. Such high-velocity winds can destroy acres of land and building.
3. The damage done to personal belongings during a hurricane is tremendous. The winds not only destroy valuable property like houses, but also cause millions of dollars worth of damage to equipment, cars and household goods. One woman living in an area recently hit by a hurricane wept as she surveyed the damage to her belongings. “There nothing left,” she sobbed. “Hurricanes don’t give you much of a chance to salvage anything. It’s a total loss of valuable property!”
On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions:
(a) Experiencing a hurricane is _______________.
(b) Hurricanes usually form over a ____________ sea.
(c) The eye of a hurricane gets its name because it ____________.
(d) The most harmful feature of the hurricane is the ____________.
(e) A hurricane causes ____________ damage to the property
Q(a) Experiencing a hurricane is _______________.
Ans. deep melancholy
Q(b) Hurricanes usually form over a ____________ sea.
Q(c) The eye of a hurricane gets its name because it ____________.
Ans. has eye wall all around it
Q(d) The most harmful feature of the hurricane is the ____________.
Ans. destruction of valuable property
Q(e) A hurricane causes ____________ damage to the property
Ans. a lot of