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Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the North Atlantic Ocean (east

Hurricanes, cyclones, and Typhoons:


and west of North America.)
Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all types of Cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.
tropical storms. But what's the difference between them?
Typhoons are formed over the North Pacific Ocean (east of Asia).
Well, they are all basically the same thing, but are given
different names depending on where they appear. Storms that form north of the equator spin counter clockwise.

When they reach populated areas, they usually bring Storms south of the equator spin clockwise. This difference is because of
very strong winds and rain which can cause a lot of Earth's rotation on its axis
What happen when a hurricane strict?
damage.
Storm surge and tidal flooding: Storm surge is the rising wall of water the comes ashore
with a landfalling hurricane.
High Winds: Winds in a hurricane can reach up to 200 mph.
Tornadoes: Most tornadoes that occur in hurricanes are only minimal in strength.
Hheavy rains and flooding.

What damages can hurricanes do?

Over the sea, a hurricane, cyclone or typhoon can cause the level to rise by several
metres. This rise in water causes massive waves to hit the shores near the storm.
Overland, the hurricanes do a lot of damage, with powerful winds blasting the
landscape.
Heavy rains from the hurricane's clouds also cause flooding. About 90% of the
deaths that occur during hurricanes result from drowning in floods. The power of
the water can rip apart even the strongest houses along its way.
People may be forced to stay home for so long and businesses suffer as a result.
Hurricanes, cyclones, and Typhoons:
North

Hurricanes Cyclones Typhoons:


They can be found in
South
South Pacific
North Atlantic
and Indian
Ocean (east North Pacific
Ocean Storms that form north of the equator spin counter clockwise.
and west od Ocean (east of
(between
North Asia). Storms south of the equator spin clockwise. This difference is because of Earth's rotation
Africa, Asia on its axis
America).
and Australia).
What damages can hurricanes do?
Parts of a Hurricanes Over the sea, a hurricane, cyclone or typhoon can cause the level to rise by several
metres. This rise in water causes massive waves to hit the shores near the storm.
Overland, the hurricanes do a lot of damage, with powerful winds blasting the landscape.
Heavy rains from the hurricane's clouds also cause flooding. About 90% of the deaths
that occur during hurricanes result from drowning in floods. The power of the water
can rip apart even the strongest houses along its way.
People may be forced to stay home for so long and businesses suffer as a result
Can I identify how a hurricane is created?
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