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9 Things you didn’t know about Hurricanes

Hurricanes are not definetly not fun events, they can mean little destruction or massive destruction if we get unlucky!

So, here are 9 things you probably didn’t know about hurricanes:

1. Hurricanes are large, spiraling storm moving at a speed of over 160 mph and give vent to more than 2.4 billion liters of rain per day.

2. These tropical storms are called cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, and as typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.

3. The Atlantic hurricane season begins on May 15th and ends Nov. 30.

4. When it comes to the land, rain, strong winds and heavy waves can damage buildings, trees and cars. Strong waves are called a storm surge.

5. 40% of hurricanes that occur in the United States hit Florida.

6. Hurricanes rotate in the opposite direction to clockwise around its eye. Storm clouds rotating create “eye wall” which is the most destructive part of the storm.

7. The Hurricanes are classified into five categories based on their wind speeds and potential to cause harm. Names can be “removed” if a hurricane has been very great and destructive. These include Katrina, Andrew and Mitch.

8. When the National Hurricane Center started giving official names to storms in 1953, were all women. This practice of using women’s names only ended in 1978.

9. The most expensive hurricane was  hurricane Katrina reaching a Category 5 that hit Louisiana in August 2005. They left an estimated cost of $ 108 billion.

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