HURRICANE - A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the maximum average wind speed near a centre or eye exceeds 74 mph or 119 Km/h.

Basic Things

to Know:

Before a Hurricane

Trim branches away from your home and cut all dead or weak branches on any trees on your property.

WHAT MORE SHOULD I KNOW?


During a Hurricane

Turn your refrigerator and/or freezer to the coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.

WHAT MORE CAN I DO?


After a Hurricane

Seek medical attention for injured persons.

WHAT TO DO TO KEEP SAFE?

 
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Hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1st to November 30th.
Tropical storms are given male and female names because this makes them easier to track. Before 1979 though, they only had female names.
A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its winds reach 74 mph or higher.
Hurricanes are grouped into 5 categories according to their strength. Category 5 hurricanes are the strongest.
The “eye” is the centre of the hurricane and is the calmest part.
Slow moving hurricanes produce more rain and can cause more damage from flooding.
Putting tape on windows and glass will not stop them from breaking during a hurricane.
The word hurricane comes from the word Hurakan. Hurakan is the name of the Mayan god of wind and fire.