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Top 5 most frequently asked questions about hurricanes

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Here at Hurricane solution we get a lot of questions about Hurricanes, here are out top 5! Remember that knowledge is power and Information is liberating.

1. How Frequent are Hurricanes?

Fortunately, major destructive hurricanes are relatively rare events at any location however nature is very unpredictable and hurricanes are a big source of mass destruction.

2. What is a hurricane, typhoon, or tropical cyclone?

The terms “hurricane” and “typhoon” are regionally specific names for a strong “tropical cyclone.” A tropical cyclone is the generic term for a non-frontal synoptic scale low-pressure system over tropical or subtropical waters with organized convection (i.e. thunderstorm activity) and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation.

Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 17 m/s (34 kt) are called “tropical depressions” (this is not to be confused with the condition mid-latitude people get during a long, cold and grey winter wishing they could be closer to the equator). Once the tropical cyclone reaches winds of at least 17 m/s they are typically called a “tropical storm” and they are assigned a name. If the cyclone’s winds reach 33 m/s (64 kt), it will be classified as a “hurricane” (in the North Atlantic Ocean, in the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline,or in the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E); a “typhoon” (in the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline); a “severe tropical cyclone” (in the Southwest Pacific Ocean west of 160E or Southeast Indian Ocean east of 90E); a “severe cyclonic storm” (in the North Indian Ocean); and a “tropical cyclone” (in the Southwest Indian Ocean).

Note that just the definition of “maximum sustained surface winds” depends upon who is taking the measurements. The World Meteorology Organization guidelines suggest utilizing a 10 min average to get a sustained measurement. Most countries utilize this as the standard. However the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the USA use a 1 min averaging period to get sustained winds. This difference may provide complications in comparing the statistics from one basin to another, since using a smaller averaging period may slightly raise the number of occurrences.

3. How are Tropical Storms created?

The great storms are driven by the heat released by condesing water vapor, and by external mechanical forces. Once cut off from the warm ocean, the storm begins to die, starved for water and heat energy, and dragged apart by friction as it moves over the land.

4. What makes Hurricanes dangerous?

What makes hurricanes the dangerous storms they are is that they combine the triple hazard of violent winds, torrential rains, and abnormally high waves and storm tides. Each of these by itself can pose a serious threat to life and property. Taken together they are capable of causing widespread destruction. For example, the hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900 resulted in 6,000 deaths and the alsmost complete destruction of the city. Hurricane Camille, which struck the Mississippi coast in 1969, killed 262 persons and caused damages of nearly $1 billion. Recent hurricanes have caused similar damages, but fortunately with a reduced toll on lives, as Warning systems have been implemented.

5. Why hurricane Solution?

The “Hurricane Solution” Difference

1. Materials. Importing 100% of its systems from the USA, where they are produced in state of the art factories with the highest levels of quality control available anywhere. This is the reason that the most important companies in Mexico and the US Military choose our system.

2. Experts. Our install team is made up of Solution Specialists, which include certified engineers and architects. Additionally we have a full support staff of structural engineers in the US who oversee all plans before they are presented to clients to assess their viability during a storm. As every client has different needs, every client is treated individually.

3. Strength. Our system is the strongest on the planet. When a storm is coming, that is the only thing that matters.

Here is a gallery we put together with pictures taken during of Hurricanes. Unfortunately we cant say enjoy, but we hope this helps create awareness


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