Blog 7

Remnants of Erika

Many of you have probably seen information about what was Hurricane Erika.  It is no longer a hurricane, but simply a Tropical Storm (as of 5:41 PM Saturday). As Erika went over the islands in the Caribbean, it lost a lot of it’s strength.  Hurricanes rely on warm ocean water to keep growing, but as it went over land, it wasn’t getting that.  The land also creates friction, which causes the hurricane to lose some of its power. That friction with the land is part of what caused Erika to take a sharp right turn before hitting Eastern Cuba. At…