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Welcome to Vol. 71 of the Spanish Online Newsletter! Part of the Spanish Learning Blog - your weekly lessons with mp3 files, as well as links to Spanish travel spots and more.

Since there may be a few of you like me who are closely following this hurricane Katrina, this week I've done a special newsletter focused on hurricane and storm vocabulary. As some of you are heading back to school this week, I have a feeling this potentially devastating event in New Orleans and surrounding areas may be one of the key things talked about at school. Hurricanes hit Spanish speaking areas frequently - and along with them comes vocabulary specific to these events. Did you know that Louisiana is also home to over a hundred thousand Hispanics?

For those of you who don't know, I went to graduate school in New Orleans, and can't turn the TV off at the moment! I am praying that somehow the city is spared a direct hit, as one of my dearest friends Julie lives there with all of her extended family. She is a newlywed expecting her first child, with a new house just a few blocks from Lake Ponchatrain! No me puedo imaginar lo preocupado que han de estar, todos que viven allí. I guess all we can do is hope for the best!

Thanks to all who have participated in our online forum - it's gotten off to a nice start. Soon I'll be featuring a selections of postings at the bottom of newsletters - so that those who don't have the time to go through the postings will see just a sample of the discussions taking place. Many of you have great experiences to share, as well as questions that can help others - so please think about participating.

The Spanish Verb Visualizer is still being finished - and the demo version isn't ready for release yet, but you can at least get a look at the a screen shot by clicking below.

Screen shot from the Spanish Verb Visualizer

Hurricane and Storm Vocabulary in Spanish

huracán
hurricane

catástrofe
catastrophe

fenómenos meteorológicos
meteorological phenomenon

ciclones tropicales
tropical cyclone

cálidas aguas del trópico
warm tropical waters

baja presión
low pressure

bandas de lluvia
rain bands

la atmósfera
the atomsphere

el ojo del huracán
the eye of the hurricane

vientos
winds


suministros de emergencia
emergency supplies

evacuar
to evacuate

ordena de evacuación
order of evacuation

rutas de evacuación
evacuation routes

corte de la electricidad
electricity outage

inundación
flood

peligros
dangers

riesgos
risks

agua potable
drinkable water

avisos de alerta
alert notices

medidas básicas para prepararse
basic preparation measures

sobrevivientes
survivors

refugiados
refugees

vocabulario de huracanes

Worksheet/Activity: Spanish Storm Vocabulary

Quiz: Hurricane Words in Spanish

Hangman: Hurricane Vocabulary

Internet Links: CDC Hurricane Information in Spanish

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