If you or someone you care about live in a hurricane zone, you need to include this information about hurricanes in your emergency preparedness plan.
Here it is: hurricanes are one of those things that keep on giving.
Not only are they devastating by themselves, they also bring with them other disasters just for the heck of it.
So besides having to deal with the damage and casualties hurricanes cause, survivors will also have to cope with flooding, thunderstorms, and even tornadoes.
Luckily, we now have the technology to see them coming days away and give those in its path time to prepare or to flee.
More information about hurricanes
There are other important things to know about hurricanes, such as:
- Hurricanes are large, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 mph.
- Hurricanes can unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day.
- In Asia, hurricanes are called typhoons, and in the South Pacific, they’re called cyclones. But they are the same weather phenomenon.
- Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30, but hurricanes have hit outside this period as well.
- Hurricanes can hit the US Pacific coast, but they are rare and weaker than those in the Atlantic.
For more information about hurricanes, check out the following DisasterGraphic.
It dives into some information about hurricanes, bust some myths, and help you or someone you care for get through one if they live in hurricane country.
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