KNOW the storm
Hurricanes are no laughing matter. Hurricanes are strong storms that can wreak havoc. Strong hurricane winds and rain can cause substantial damage, as can tidal surges that cause flooding to coastal areas. Hurricanes are sometimes referred to as typhoons and tropical cyclones. But no matter the name, these storms pack the same powerful punch. Storms earn the hurricane designation when they include winds that reach 74 mph (119 kph).
Hurricane season typically runs between May and November. National Geographic says that hurricanes form over warm ocean waters near the equator. This warm, moist air from the ocean rises and then causes air from surrounding airs to be sucked into a continuous storm formation. Clouds begin to rotate with the Earth’s rotation. If there is enough warm water to feed the storm, then the hurricane forms.
Surviving a hurricane can come down to understanding the risks of the storm.
UNDERSTANDING HURRICANE TERMINOLOGY ALSO CAN HELP. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME HURRICANE FACTS AND PREPAREDNESS TIPS.
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Hurricane season is heating up and knowledge is key to remaining safe when storms start to blow through.