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Hurricanes are one of the largest and most destructive natural disasters that occur naturally on Earth. Every year, hurricanes cause billions of dollars worth of damage to property and buildings with the majority of them forming off the coast of Africa in the Pacific Ocean. If you live in a region that is prone to hurricanes, it is highly recommended to create a hurricane preparedness plan that you or your family can easily and quickly put into place when the time comes. By planning ahead and educating yourself on the warning system message in place, you are helping to save yourself from injury or possibly even death. Hurricanes are a serious matter and this site aims to educate those who wish to learn more about Hurricanes.
The Atlantic hurricane season accounts for 97% of hurricane activity each year. The Atlantic season starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th with September being the month the majority of these storms form in. While June - November are the official dates of hurricane season, hurricanes do occur outside of these months although not as often. As coastal populations increase yearly, a larger amount of people become at risk of hurricane destruction.
The part of the hurricane that causes the most damage is the storm surge. This occurs when the power of a hurricane's wind spirals inwards toward the center of the hurricane, which causes the surface of the sea to rise. The side of a storm's surge depends on how large the hurricane is and how deep the water off the coast is. The most devastating hurricanes to ever cost wise are Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew respectively. Hurricane Katrina caused upwards of $85 billion dollars in damage, while Hurricane Andrew caused just over $40 billion.
Hurricanes have been known to produce tornadoes, although these tornadoes usually end quickly and are not very strong. These tornadoes can occur near the eye wall of a hurricane - but generally they are found away from the eye wall of a hurricane in thunderstorms. A hurricane's winds are extremely strong and can destroy property at just less than 75 mph. Hurricane winds have been known reach upwards of 180 mph leaving trees uprooted and anything that isn't remotely secured down flying far away.
Hurricanes for 2013
We have the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season covered with our list of 2013 hurricane names that will be used throughout the year. HurricaneStorms.net will keep you updated as these tropical storms come and go throughout the year.
So far, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season has currently not started. The season officially starts on June 1st, 2013.
Hurricanes are sorted into five different strength categories based on how intense the storms winds are. More specifically, the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), also known as the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale (SSHS), is used to determine a hurricanes category. This current categorization system is a result of a study performed by Herbert Saffir and Bob (Robert) Simpson that showed there was no easy way to determine exactly how large and destructive an approaching storm would … Read entire article »
This image comparison shows how much larger the size of Hurricane Sandy was compared to Hurricane Irene. … Read entire article »
What are the worst hurricanes to ever hit the United States? The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has made a list of the top 10 worst hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The list determines how bad the hurricanes were based on the number of deaths caused, the total costs of damages, and the potential damage the storms … Read entire article »
The following tropical cyclones are the deadliest known cyclones to ever have existed. Keep in mind that these death counts may not be very exact, especially those before 1900. … Read entire article »
The best way to ensure your boat isn’t damaged during a hurricane is to store it ashore, far away from the ocean where it has no chance of being damaged by excess water. When a hurricane is approaching, you generally are given a decent amount of time to prepare for the incoming storm, so hopefully moving your boat ashore will … Read entire article »
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1st, 2012 and ended on November 30th, 2012. In total, the 2012 hurricane season saw a total of 19 tropical storms and 11 hurricanes – with one hurricane being considered major. Even though the season official began on June 1st, the first hurricane of the season however formed on May 19th, 2012. … Read entire article »
Usually during a hurricane there will be mandatory evacuations issued by local and state agencies. It’s very easy to get stressed out and overwhelmed when evacuations occur – after all, it’s not easy to leave ones house and possessions behind with the chance of returning to find it all damaged. If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, it’s … Read entire article »
Hurricane Andrew was an extremely large hurricane that hit Florida in August 1992 that killed 26 people and caused over $40 billion dollars in damage. On the way to America from the African shore where it originated, the storm grew weaker a number of times. The storm then changed the direction it was going in a number of times to … Read entire article »
One of the questions that gets asked every year as we approach hurricane season is about how hurricanes are named. Where do hurricanes get their names from? Will there ever be another “Hurricane Katrina” to hit? Although it may seem like hurricanes are randomly named, there is actually a rather simple process behind it all. There once was a time where … Read entire article »
Hurricanes develop in warm, tropical regions of the world where water temperature is at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit. That is why you never hear about hurricanes forming in colder regions of the world. Along with the warm water temperatures, moist air and converging equatorial winds are needed to form the tropical storm. Generally, most hurricanes that are in Atlantic waters … Read entire article »