What Are The Dangers Of A Hurricane

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a section of the U.S. Department of Commerce, defines hurricanes as being a “tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical water,” that has reached a minimum wind speed of 74 mph (NOAA). These storms are typically intense and include strong winds, potential flooding, and additional storms (thunderstorms and tornadoes). This paper will provide a more in depth look at several aspects concerning these storms including: characteristics of hurricanes, where the storms form, what conditions are necessary for a hurricane to form, the life cycle, how the storms are measured, and what dangers a hurricane could potentially bring.
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