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Hurricanes have different names depending on their location in the world.
Universal – Tropical Cyclones
North America – Hurricanes
East Africa and Australia – Cyclones
Southeastern Asia – Typhoons
Hurricanes also have individual male and female names since 1978. To determine these names, the World Meterological Organization puts together a list of names. Each name used goes on a 6 year rotation before reuse.
Some storm names may not be used again because of their past deadliness. The Organization finds the deadlier storm names to be inappropriate to use again.
Hurricanes bring strong winds and cause flooding and damage, resulting in widespread power outages. Keep your home protected against flooding, spoiled food and perhaps more.
Hurricanes can cause:
• Floods • Storm Surges • Tornadoes • Landslides • High Cost Repairs •
Hurricanes are massive storm systems consisting of warm water and wind. They are the most violent storms on earth.
Atlantic hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th. Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th to November 30th. September is the most active month for hurricanes to occur.
Hurricanes form over warm water near the equator and move toward land. They require warm moist air and wind as fuel. With warm coastal water and ocean winds, hurricanes are possible.
Most hurricanes can last 3-7 days while some can be sustained for weeks in the right environment.
The time to prepare is now. Know what to do in case of a disaster.
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