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Eye of the Storm

Answer Key

  1. Lightning strikes Earth about 100 times per second on average, or 8.6 million times a day.
  2. To be classified as a hurricane, a storm must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour.
  3. The United States has the most tornadoes.
  4. Most people die in their cars during floods as they try to drive through floodwaters. Eight out of ten, or 80 percent, of flood deaths occur in vehicles.
  5. Freezing rain is rain droplets that freeze on contact with the ground. Sleet is snowflakes that melt into raindrops as they pass through a layer of warm air, then refreeze when they pass through a layer of below-freezing air near the ground.
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