A hurricane from a satellite

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Reading A-Z has created this educational packet to help teachers and students understand the events surrounding Hurricane Sandy

In addition to the book Hurricanes, the packet provides charts, picture cards, a glossary, and activity sheets about hurricanes in general and Hurricane Sandy in particular. The packet also provides information on how to cope with the aftermath and how to prepare for future emergencies.

All materials are provided for use at your discretion. You may wish to discuss and work through the activity sheets with your students or simply make them available to students who have questions about recent events.

Hurricane Sandy became a ferocious "superstorm" that brought record storm surges to coastal New Jersey and New York and wreaked havoc across many states. This satellite video shows the progression of the storm from its formation in the Caribbean to its landfall in New Jersey.

Credit: NASA/Matt Radcliff