1. Hurricane A has winds that are moving at 124 miles per hour on Sunday. On Monday, Hurricane A's winds have slowed down and are only going 94 miles per hour. What is the difference in the speed of the winds from Sunday to Monday? 218 miles per hour 30 miles per hour 1,000 miles per hour 1 miles per hour 2. Tropical storms officially become hurricanes when they reach 74 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Z currently has winds of 59 miles per hour. How much do the winds of Tropical Storm Z need to speed up in order for the storm to become a hurricane? 133 miles per hour 13 miles per hour 15 miles per hour 51 miles per hour 3. Hurricanes can cause storm surge - when the water of the ocean rises much higher than usual. Storm surge is very dangerous, and can sweep away homes that are built right along the beach. In the town of Palm Nut Beach, the homes along the water are built on stilts that are 8 1/2 feet high. If the storm surge is 6 1/4 feet high, how much space is there between the homes and the water? 2 1/4 feet 5 feet 10 feet 1 1/4 feet 4. Pretend that the storm surge is 10 1/2 feet. How much of the house would be under water? 5 feet 1 foot 22 feet 2 feet 5. There is a hurricane warning for the coast and three towns might have to evacuate: Palm Nut Beach (population 3,451), Femaville (population 1,256) and Sandgate (population 7,436). What is the total number of people who might have to evacuate from these three towns? 12,143 people 1,243 people 14,123 people 21,431 people 6. There are 1,200 houses in Palm Nut Beach. The town has been told to prepare for a hurricane by storing water. Each household is told to store 12 gallons of water. How many gallons of water will the town store? 4,000 gallons 14,400 gallons 12 gallons 1,200 gallons